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How do I control music with my Fitbit device?

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Control music playing on your nearby phone with certain Fitbit devices. For Fitbit Ionic or Fitbit Versa series*, you can also control music stored on your watch.
*This feature isn't available on Fitbit Versa Lite Edition.

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How do I control music playing on my phone with my Fitbit device?

  • Blaze
    1. If you have an Android or Windows 10 phone, first set up music control. If you have an iPhone, music control should work automatically after setting up Blaze, so skip to step 2.
      1. Swipe to Settings > Bluetooth Classic > Pair
      2. On your phone, navigate to the Bluetooth settings where paired devices are listed. Your phone will scan for available devices.
      3. When you see Blaze Classic as an available device, tap it.
      4. Wait a few moments for the 6-digit number to appear on your screen.
      5. When the same 6-digit number appears on Blaze, tap Yes.
      6. On your phone, tap Pair.
    2. On Blaze, press and hold the top button to see the current track playing on your phone.
      1. Play or pause the song, or skip to the next track.
      2. To control volume, use the top and button buttons on your tracker.
      3. Press the back button or swipe up to return to the previous screen.
      Note that both notifications and music control on Blaze use Bluetooth. If you turn on both features, you might see your tracker twice in your phone's list of Bluetooth devices. 
  • Ionic & Versa series
    1. If you have an Android or Windows 10 phone, first turn on Bluetooth Classic to control music on your phone. If you have an iPhone, skip this step.
      1. Open the Settings app User-added image on your Fitbit device > Bluetooth > Restore Music Controls
      2. On your phone, navigate to the Bluetooth settings where paired devices are listed. Your phone will scan for available devices.
      3. When you see Classic next to your Fitbit device, tap it.
    2. While music is playing on your phone, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap the music controls icon User-added image.
    3. You might need to change the audio source to your phone if you previously listened to music stored on your watch. Tap the 3 dots, then tap the phone icon to change the audio source to your phone.
    If you have a Spotify Premium account, access additional music controls by using the Spotify app. For more information, see How do I control music playing on Spotify?

How do I control music stored on my Fitbit device?

To control personal music or playlists stored on your Fitbit device, follow the instructions below. Note that you can't store playlists on Fitbit Versa Lite Edition.
  1. Make sure you have Bluetooth headphones or speaker paired to your device. For instructions, see How do I connect Bluetooth audio devices to my Fitbit watch?.
  2. On your device, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap the music controls icon User-added image.
  3. You may need to change the audio source to your watch if you previously listened to music from a different audio source. Tap the 3 dots, then tap the watch icon. 
  4. Play, pause, or tap the arrow icons to skip to the next track or previous track. Press the + and - icons to control the volume.
  5. Press the back button to return to the track listing or an app.

Why isn't music control working on my Fitbit device?

To confirm your phone supports this feature, go to www.fitbit.com/devices. For troubleshooting steps, see Why can't I control music with my Fitbit device?

How do I control music playing on Spotify?

On Ionic and Versa series, use the Spotify app to control the music playing on the Spotify app on your phone, computer, or other device, and to like songs and switch between playlists. Note that your watch must be running Fitbit OS 4.0 or later to download the Spotify app from the Fitbit App Gallery.

Note the following requirements:
  • The Spotify app on your watch doesn’t support offline music playback, so your paired phone must remain nearby with the Fitbit app running in the background and connected to the internet.
  • A Spotify Premium subscription is required. For information on Spotify Premium, see support.spotify.com.
  • You must have the Spotify app open on the device playing music. For more information on Spotify Connect, see spotify.com.
To control the Spotify app from your watch:
  1. In the Fitbit app, tab the Today tab User-added image > your profile picture > your device image > Apps.
  2. Tap the gear icon User-added image next to Spotify.
  3. Tap Log in and follow the on-screen instructions to log in to your Spotify Premium account.
  4. Open the Spotify app on your phone or other device and begin playing music.
  5. Open the Spotify app on your watch to control music. 
    • Tap the devices icon User-added image to switch between devices. To see a device, you must have the Spotify app open on that device and be logged in to your account. Up to 8 devices are listed.
    • Tap the shuffle icon User-added image to shuffle the tracks.
    • Tap the heart icon User-added image to like a track.
    • Use the controls to play, pause, or skip to the next track or previous track.
    • Swipe right to see your 8 most recently played playlists, or tap Library to find the playlists you created, the playlists created for you, and a selection of workout playlists. Tap a playlist to switch to it.
For troubleshooting, see Why can't I control music with my Fitbit device?
Last updated: December 5, 2019
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