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You can now watch YouTube videos on Android Wear, but why would you?

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Finally, you can now watch video on your Android Wear watch

The day has finally come where you can watch YouTube videos directly on your Android Wear watch.

Considering the size of the screen and the lack of speakers on all Android Wear devices it's not the brightest idea, but a new app called Video for Android Wear & YouTube allows you to search and play any video on the video sharing service.

If you download the app you can then search for videos with your voice, pause, resume, seek and even change the volume.

Not totally useless

None of the watches available have speakers so the app is also made compatible with Bluetooth connected speakers and headphones.

It's a silly idea really, but there's a useful feature here: full Chromecast support.

You can simply search for YouTube videos and then cast them directly up to your TV without having to mess around with another device, plus then you've even got a remote control on your wrist.

You can download the app from the Google Play Store now and it's compatible with all Android Wear devices – it's quite a large app though so give it a little time to install.

Via Android Authority

James Peckham

James is Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He has also worked on other leading tech brands, such as T3 and Gizmodo UK, as well as appearing as an expert on TV and radio for the BBC and other publications. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for all the latest smartphone news.