Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 soon get new Spotify widget, tiles, and more: WearOS June 2023 update

Google has unveiled an upcoming feature drop scheduled for June 2023, aiming to enhance user capabilities, boost productivity on mobile devices, and fortify data security. Wear OS smartwatch users can anticipate a range of exciting updates and features designed to facilitate skill acquisition and provide convenient information protection. Let’s delve into what Google has in store for Wear OS.

For instance, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 often receive exclusive functionalities. Still, overall, all watches running on the same OS receive the same changes that Google introduces for WearOS. This means that any new features that are made available for WearOS could also become available for Galaxy watches in the future.

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Wear OS receives a direct embrace from a couple of new features. The Spotify app enables users to initiate playback directly from their wrist, granting access to a personalized music selection and the ability to enjoy podcasts and favourite tunes at any given moment. These features are conveniently accessible through new tiles and shortcuts integrated into watch faces. Additionally, users can now enhance productivity by adding a Google Keep tile, providing quick access to selected notes or to-do lists directly from their smartwatch.

WearOS June 2023 Update

  • Introducing Spotify DJ and Enhanced Widgets: Exclusive to Wear OS 2 and Wear OS 3 devices in the US, UK, Ireland, and Canada, Spotify DJ empowers users to curate a personalized playlist from their most played tracks or beloved podcasts. Additionally, a fresh collection of complications and widgets will be introduced for devices with Spotify compatibility.
  • Google Wallet Ticket Support: Residents of San Francisco and Washington DC can now conveniently use their smartwatches as tap-to-ride tickets, thanks to the newly added SmarTrip and Clipper card import support. This feature is accessible to users with Wear OS 2 and Wear OS 3 devices.
  • New Note Tile: Wear OS 3 device owners worldwide will benefit from a brand-new Note tile, providing a seamless platform for jotting down quick notes or creating to-do lists.

One UI Watch 5 Beta Program

Samsung has recently announced a delay in the One UI Watch 5 beta program for their Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 smartwatches. Initially scheduled to commence beta testing in late May, the program was anticipated following Samsung’s official announcement of One UI Watch 5, which is built upon Wear OS 4. However, the beta testing timeline has been pushed back, with the exact date yet to be disclosed.

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