Can Apple Watch Series 8 Play Music without Headphones?

Apple Watch Series 8 is the latest edition in the lineup released along with the iPhone 14 series and Apple Watch Ultra. Undoubtedly, it is going to be the next Apple Watch for most users. Apple Watch Series 8 offers many useful and premium features including the ability to track your health, make phone calls, send messages, GPS, listen to music, and more. Yes, you can listen to music on the watch, but can Apple Watch Series 8 play music without headphones?

Can Apple Watch Series 8 play music without Headphones or AirPods?

No, you can not listen to music on Apple Watch Series 8 without headphones or AirPods. There’s no official method that helps you listen to music stored on the watch through the watch’s speaker. However, there’s a third-party app that supports listening to music without connecting earbuds to the watch. WatchTube app which helps you play YouTube videos on Apple Watch can be used to stream music without pairing headphones.

Recently, we published a detailed guide on How to Watch YouTube Videos on Apple Watch, you can follow the same guidelines and play any song of your choice and the best thing is there is no need to connect AirPods to the Apple Watch.

The developer of the WatchTube app also confirmed that he is working on a background listening feature, hopefully, it will be released soon. There’s no ETA provided by the developer, but it is going to be a big update for the app.

What are the different ways to listen to music on Apple Watch without connecting headphones?

There are a number of different ways you can use to play music on your Apple Watch without pairing earbuds or AirPods to the watch.

  • Wireless Speakers: If you have a Bluetooth or Wireless speaker, then you can pair it with your Apple Watch Series 8 and then play music through a speaker.
  • Play through your iPhone: You can play music through your iPhone easily, most apps have an option by which you can listen to the music from your iPhone Speaker and control it through your Apple Watch Series 8.
  • Using Third-Party apps: You can use third-party apps like WatchTube to play music through your Apple Watch Series 8’s speaker.

Although playing music through your Apple Watch’s speaker is not a good idea, it will impact the watch’s battery. If you still want to do it, then you can follow any of the above-listed methods.

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