Apple’s first developer beta of watchOS 4.1 that dropped today brings untethered music streaming to the wrist.

With watchOS 4.1, owners of the new Series 3 watch can stream Apple Music, Beats 1 radio, other radio stations on Apple Music and even their own matched songs in iCloud Music Library via cellular networks, no iPhone required.

Don’t worry, these new built-in streaming capabilities are not exclusive to Series 3—they work over Wi-Fi or through a paired iPhone on older watch models just as well.

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So, what do you guys think of the new watchOS 4.1 enhancements?

Paired with an LTE watch, this makes for some awesome use cases on the go. I mean, we can now summon Siri and ask for any of the 40 million songs on Apple Music to listen to using our AirPods—all wirelessly, all without a phone nearby.

Some futuristic stuff, eh?

As usual, sound of in the comments.

  • Cerberus The Wise

    Installed as fast as I humanly could. This feature just made music a much more enjoyable experience on my watch.

  • pnh

    You said, “Don’t worry, these new built-in streaming capabilities are not exclusive to Series 3” but I don’t have a Radio app on my Apple Watch Series 2 after updating to 4.1.

  • Matta Fakt

    I installed this and the radio app is nowhere to be found. Hmm