App availability is a fairly common complaint about Samsungâ€™s wearables, but a couple of big names are debuting with the Galaxy Watch Active2. Alongside an official Twitter app, YouTube is also arriving on the Galaxy Watch Active2, and itâ€™s also going to be coming to other Samsung Tizen smartwatches.
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One might ask why a video service would arrive on a smartwatch, but itâ€™s all in an effort from Samsung to make your wearable a bit more useful as a standalone product. With this app, Samsung smartwatch users can access YouTube with search, full-screen viewing, and the app can take advantage of the speaker if itâ€™s available, too.
For now, the brand-new Galaxy Watch Active2 is going to be Samsungâ€™s only watch with this new app when it launches in September. Samsung tells me that it â€œlooks forwardâ€ to bringing this YouTube app to older models, but thereâ€™s no timeline available for that just yet. Presumably, that includes the Galaxy Watch, Gear Sport, and Gear S3, but thatâ€™s unconfirmed for the time being.
Notably, Samsung is the one who built this YouTube app for Tizen smartwatches, not Google, so features will probably vary quite a bit. Thereâ€™s a brief clip of the app in action in this official Samsung promo video.
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