The Apple company Watch Series 3 will lastly allow its wearers to flow music directly from the device, a long-promised functionality that was conspicuously absent on release of the LTE-powered smartwatch.
Apple’s latest software update, watchOS 4. 1, just dropped, providing LTE-enabled Series 3 watches the opportunity to stream tunes using the subscription-based Apple company Music service or the free brand new Radio app. You won’t be able to make use of other content services like Spotify or Pandora for now â? this really is strictly an Apple affair. Â
The Radio application offers Beats One and 3 live radio stations (CBS Radio, ESPN, and NPR), along with other Apple Stereo music stations from the Music application. Â
The new software launch also includes some updates towards the GymKit feature to sync view data with exercise machines and the capability to disconnect from Wi-Fi networks, one more step to solve the glitchy LTE-Wi-Fi handoff problems that plagued some customers immediately after the watch’s release.
Apple also released some brand new battery life estimates for the streaming efficiency. The company claims you’ll be able to wring as much as seven hours of streaming playlists over LTE, and five hrs of radio time. If you take your own watch outdoors and leave your own phone behind, Apple says you may up to three hours of fruit juice with streaming audio, GPS, LTE. Â Â
Apple’s new LTE services hasn’t exactly rolled out easily. The streaming functionality’s addition arrives over a month after the Series three or more was released in September, following one more OS update that patched in the LTE-Wi-Fi issue. Now that Apple View owners can actually use their gadget to stream music, they’re lastly getting the device they paid for. Â Â Â