Apple launched watchOS 4 in late September, and now the company is beta testing the first big update.
Today, Apple seeded the first developer beta for watchOS 4.1. With the new software, Apple has officially welcomed the ability to stream Apple Music, or iCloud Music Library, right from an Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, as Apple had announced during its September event this year. Soon after that event it was confirmed that the feature would arrive with a subsequent update to watchOS 4, and it looks like watchOS 4.1 will be that update.
To update a registered Apple Watch, the wearable needs to have at least 50 percent battery life, needs to be connected to its charger, and must be within range of the connected iPhone.
Registered developers can install the proper configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center, and from there downloaded via the dedicated Apple Watch iOS app.
As mentioned above, watchOS 4.1 introduces streaming from Apple Music or the user’s iCloud Music Library without having to be tethered to an iPhone. In addition to that, Apple is also including a new Radio app, which will give Apple Watch owners access to Beats 1 and other Apple Music radio stations that they want to listen to.
The new software will probably include bug fixes and performance improvements for behind-the-scenes tweaks. If there are any other new discoveries made within the software, we will be sure to update this post accordingly.