Apple Seeds First watchOS 4.1 Beta to Developers With Apple Music Streaming, New Radio App

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.1 update to developers, just over one week after releasing the new watchOS 4 operating system to the public.

Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS 4 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software update.

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To install the update, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it has to be in range of the iPhone.

watchOS 4.1 introduces support for streaming music from Apple Music or iCloud Music Library straight to the Apple Watch. There's also a new Radio app that offers up access to Beats 1 live or any Apple Music radio station on the new cellular Apple Watch Series 3 models.

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Jeremy1026 Avatar
88 months ago
We want a native Spotify app!!!!!
Talk to Spotify!!!!!!!
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predation Avatar
88 months ago
We want a native Spotify app!!!!!
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blairh Avatar
88 months ago
If they don't bring back the ability to manage your Music collection with the iPhone connected I will be livid. Why they removed this feature I will never understand. And please don't tell me to push people to get an LTE Watch. That's the last thing it will make me do.
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88 months ago
They need to tighten up on the battery on the S2. Man I miss 3.1, such great battery life...
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predation Avatar
88 months ago
Most parks around here already have public wifi. Unless you are one of those runners that prefer running on the streets
I prefer running in the hood. Keeps my heart rate up. Lol
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840quadra Avatar
88 months ago
Really looking forward to this going public. Also wished there was a good Podcasting solution that will work over LTE / wireless. Sadly I didn’t get the version of overcast that supported local downloads, before they removed it again....
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