Apple Watch is more than a precise watch. The Apple Watch is a music player like an iPod; a fitness tracker with heart-rate measurements; a communications device that will send and receive messages, calls and audio recordings; and a handheld portal to other apps, too. It also makes payments via Apple Pay. It can also control your Apple TV and act as a remote for connected smart-home devices.
As a music player, Apple Watch can support all the audio format that iPod supported. Apple Watch supported audio formats are: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV. Even your files are in MP3, WAV, ALAC or AIFF, if the audio files are not in Apple Watch supported bit rates, Apple Watch will fail to play them, let alone the unfriendly audio formats FLAC, OGG, WMA, APE, RA, RAM, etc..
But following the guide below, you can easily play FLAC, OGG, WMA, APE, RA, RAM, etc. on Apple Watch and solve Apple Watch can’t play MP3, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless ALAC problems.
How to Play Audio FLAC, OGG, WMA, APE, RA, RAM, MP3, WAV, ALAC, AIFF on Apple Watch
In order to successfully play FLAC, OGG, WMA, APE, RA, RAM, MP3, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless ALAC on Apple TV, we can convert the Apple Watch unfriendly audio files to Apple Watch compatible MP3, and the lossless WAV, ALAC and ALAC. Considering the limit of the storage, we recommend you to play music on Apple Watch in MP3, and the higher quality MP3 320kbps.
Prepare: Download Audio Converter for Apple Watch
iDealshare VideoGo is smart audio converter for Apple Watch. It can convert between almost all formats including MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, AC3, WAV, OGG, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, CAF, etc. The Audio Converter also allows you to extract audio tracks from all popular movies or music videos, such as AVI, MPEG, MP4, MPG, VOB, MKV, WMV, etc. In fact, iDealshare videoGo is more than an audio converter, it is also an excellent video converter to convert between all popular video formats. With the help of iDealshare VideoGo, it is that easy to play audio, video on Apple Watch or on any devices and players.
Step 1: Add files
Click on “Add File” button to add the audio files that you want to play on Apple Watch. Or simply drag your files or the folder where your files are to the program interface.
Step 2: Set output audio format
Click the “Profile” drop-down button and choose MP3-MPEG Layer-3 (*.mp3)” from the “General Audio”.
Step e: Advanced settings (Optional)
Click on the “Setting…” button to open the “Advanced Settings” Window, then go to the “Advanced” tab where you can change audio codec, increase or decrease audio bitrate to 320kbps and sample rate, change audio channel, adjust audio volume to desired level.
Step 4: Start conversion
Click “Convert” button to start conversion. When conversion is finished, you can add the converted audio files to iTunes, then transfer to Apple Watch to play on the go.