[iOS] Apple Watch: Spotify Streaming and Offline Listening

Apple Watch: Offline Listening


watchOS 5 should allow Spotify to develop an app that allows offline listening and streaming via cellular data.


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Updated on 2021-05-21

Hey everyone,

Thanks for coming to the Spotify Idea Exchange and voting to make this happen.

Тhis has been one of our most upvoted ideas and we've known it's something that our users would really like to see come true. 
We're happy to announce that this feature will now become available for the Apple Watch Series 3 or later.

It will be gradually rolled out over the upcoming weeks, so it might take a bit until everybody has access to it. There's more info 

Once again, thanks for helping us make Spotify better and voting to make this happen, here on the Community.

Yes, it works on my watch now as well, thank you Spotify! however I don't think that you can make anything offline available, or have you been able to?

Even if it would be only streaming for now, that would be a good start. Considering Apple watches have the largest storage on the smartwatch market, it would be bit of a shame not to use it (assuming it is technically possible for 3rd party).


Whay I steel dont have it in my apple watch 5 with latest OS ?


It is ridiculous that Spotify has yet to implement this (especially offline since the Watch has so much space available) while other services have done so (Pandora, many podcasts apps...). Once I receive my Apple Watch, I will be closing my account and switching to Apple Music.


I get that Spotify is likely fighting Apple's anticompetitive behavior, which I am all for, but depriving paying users of a basic feature to do so doesn't sit right with me. If you ever decide to get your service together, lmk and I'll join back because I truly love Spotify's service, but this is just absurd.


Hi all, to confirm I have the best option and I tested it on a run. It works!!!




Is it just streaming? Any way to download songs to the watch for offline?


I still would love Offline Spotify Music on Apple Watch and Wifi Online Streaming from Spotify to Apple Watch because It can store up to 32gb of Storage with Apple Watch 6 and SE and is great for Walking. 


I also like to save up for an Apple Watch someday. 


This is a good start, but I hope they also implement offline downloads, which caters to the largest audience, and should be the easier feature of the two.

streaming mainly just caters to those with LTE and are paying for cellular.


My opinion. Why not announce anything on this thread? Technically it doesn’t actually solve the OP as not everyone has LTE on watch or have a contact such as corporate who forbids the use. 

It is sad though that the faithful on this thread thought someone was listening who could manage this communication. 

That being said, would you all have appreciated this news or perhaps being offered the opportunity to beta anyway. 

Maybe the posters are all the people with no beta logo. Did you all check? 😊


Streaming via LTE/4G is the more useful feature to start with, as the most common use case for this feature request is „i‘m doing sports with my cellular watch and want to leave my phone at home“. I think it is also the more complicated use case. 


And at least, there are some tests in the wild. good for me, because without streaming support over LTE/4G I won't continue our family membership.