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Why can't I get the Galaxy store or galaxy wearable app on my Galaxy watch 5 pro

(Topic created: 04-02-2024 09:57 AM)
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cliffmh1
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I don't understand this

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realaud
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You need the wearable app on your phone to link your watch & phone and to be able to control your watch settings.  The Samsung store is still available on your phone, but not your watch because of the transition to Google's OS.  There are still apps in the Samsung store for the phone, but not the watch, as anything meant as enhancements to the watch will be run through the Wear app and installed to your phone.

Your watch will have access to the Google Play store, where you can download apps for/to your watch, either directly from the watch or from any instance of Google Play by selecting install to watch (if there is a companion app available.)  The Wear app only exists on your phone. Google Play should already be on your watch, if it is not, you can download it to the watch from the Play store on your phone.

Hope this is more clear for you.

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GaryB82
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Because they switch to Google OS and you have too use the Google store now and there's no wearable app to install on the watch you only need the wearable app on your phone


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cliffmh1
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Do I delete the wearable app on my Galaxy S23 Ultra and get the Google OS app?
GaryB82
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No you need the wearable app on your phone and don't need the Google os app


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cliffmh1
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Ok, thank you for the guidance. I appreciate it
GaryB82
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Your welcome it was easier when it was tizen on the watches with the Galaxy store and all


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realaud
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You need the wearable app on your phone to link your watch & phone and to be able to control your watch settings.  The Samsung store is still available on your phone, but not your watch because of the transition to Google's OS.  There are still apps in the Samsung store for the phone, but not the watch, as anything meant as enhancements to the watch will be run through the Wear app and installed to your phone.

Your watch will have access to the Google Play store, where you can download apps for/to your watch, either directly from the watch or from any instance of Google Play by selecting install to watch (if there is a companion app available.)  The Wear app only exists on your phone. Google Play should already be on your watch, if it is not, you can download it to the watch from the Play store on your phone.

Hope this is more clear for you.

cliffmh1
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Thank you for explaining, I had forgotten about the switch to Google's OS.
realaud
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If you would be so kind as to mark my response as the solution.