(Pocket-lint) - As with several other music services, Deezer has announced offline support for its Apple Watch app.
You can download music straight to Apple Watch using Deezer by adding a playlist or remove playlists that you no longer want to hear. Any playlists can be used; an existing editorial playlist, a personalised playlist you’ve created from tracks you’ve searched for or one you’ve favourite.
You can easily shuffle the music you've downloaded and you can check the remaining storage capacity (usually out of 32GB if you have Watch 5 or 6) in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone or the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
Family members can download playlists and favourites from their own individual profiles.
"When we updated our new Apple Watch app we wanted our users to have an effortless and hassle-free experience. Downloadable playlists give music fans the peace of mind to listen at will and enjoy with the convenience of Apple Watch from the wrist," said Nicolas Pinoteau, head of partnerships at Deezer.
How to download music from Deezer to Apple Watch
What you need:
- An Apple Watch paired with your iPhone - it needs to be Apple Watch 3 or later with iOS 6.0 or later.
- Deezer Premium or another premium plan such as Deezer Family (Deezer Free will only stream, not download)
- The latest version of Deezer for iOS
On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app and tap the My Watch tab. Apps that you can install appear in the Available Apps section. Scroll to the Deezer app and tap Install. Make sure the slider is green on Show App on Apple Watch
On the watch, go to the playlist you want and tap Download. The music will then download for later listening in offline mode.
If your phone is near, the download will happen over the phone and transfer to the watch via Bluetooth or WiFi. Without the phone (not nearby, in airplane mode, turned off) the watch can handle the download if it is directly connected to the WiFi, or if it has a cellular connection.