watchOS 4.1 beta turns on Apple Music streaming, has new Radio app

There were a few hauls for the Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular that were being touted by the company: you could make and take calls, send and receive iMessage or text blurbs and even stream the entirety of Apple Music’s library right from a little thing on your wrist.

While watchOS 4 didn’t immediately turn that last feature on, a watchOS 4.1 update will — developers have a beta to work on right now. Users can pull music down from Apple Music or iCloud and the company says that the device itself should last up to four hours with streaming activities.

It doesn’t have to be just songs, though, as a new Radio app will deliver Beats 1, NPR, CBS Radio and other stations. The release notes for the first beta say that cellular streaming isn’t available for this app yet.

All this to say that there’s a lot to listen to if you decide to leave your iPhone behind at home.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.