[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.

 

Vote here to show your support for this development!

Updated on 2021-07-20

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, so it might take a bit until everybody has access to it.  That being said, we'd like to let you know that the roll-out rate has increased a lot in the last weeks, so if you haven't received the feature in the past, try reinstalling the app on your watch again and there's a big chance you'll get Offline listening now.

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

Comments
ax1m
Newbie

I’m stopping my Spotify subscription for Apple Music. Deezer announced offline listening on Apple Watch today, it was the trigger for me. Spotify is not serious at all.

lou138
Newbie

Yeah… coming from a HomePod voice control  suggestion with 3500 votes and no solution, seeing this topic has 9k with same absence of outcome was probably just enough for me to understand Spotify does not give a shite

 

But hey,  great that you had enough development capacity to constantly update UI on  monthly basis 

kwiecien92
Newbie

It's ridiculous that smaller competitors already have this functionality but Spotify can't commit the resources to build it in

With Apple and Amazon adding HiFi quality tracks into their standard plans Spotify really needs to up their game to bring basic functionality rather than constantly refreshing our home menu layout

aleben
Music Fan

It's just ridicolous for a company of that size to not prioritize a basic functionality required but almost 10.000 users minimum.
Not even answering is even worse...

krispy4
Newbie

I come back every so often and see comments questioning why Spotify won't commit the resources to update their functionality.

This is another friendly reminder that Spotify already had an app that allowed offline functionality years ago! They bought out the developer and killed the app. It's not that they aren't willing to commit the resources, it's the opposite. They did, in fact, commit the resources, but they did so to ensure that offline functionality is NOT offered on the apple watch. I hope this helps people who are still holding out hope. When a company will spend sums of money to ensure that customers do NOT get what they want, then that company doesn't care about you.

 

lou138
Newbie

Thanks for this @krispy4 that actually change the optics of all of it. 

I only wonder why would that decision making be beneficial to the company. It’s not a zero sum game. It’s a service after all and me using multiple apple device does not mean I inherently and bluntly choose to buy everything apples come out with. I get that Spotify and apple have a beef (aka court cases), but why to use your customers as a hostage? 

Mihail
Moderator
Moderator
Status changed to: Implemented

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 
here

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

michanbg
Newbie

jesus f*ckin' christ, where have you been the last months? 😂 there would have been much less trouble and anger if there was any sign of development or some minor information 😅

 

thanks for your work 👍

joe_main
Newbie
Hallelujah! We can all go back to liking Spotify again!

Can’t wait to test this out
danverbiest
Newbie

Well done. Too late for me, however, but also the lack of communication to users has nailed the coffin. Apple Music will keep me now. Enjoy the feature everyone!