[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 2021-07-20

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
lindenw84
Newbie

Any update on this with watchOS 6 coming out next week??

Troyhe98
Regular
Spotify has yet and is likely never going to respond to this thread...
MattMickey
Newbie

Let's get them to respond on social. Go retweet:

 

https://twitter.com/mattmickeyseely/status/1172183199159480320?s=12

user-removed
Not applicable

Just a little news. They read us, but they don’t replyJust a little news. They read us, but they don’t reply

dixieflatline
Newbie

Thanks for insight. This news is a shame. I thought the thread was overlooked but ignoring the community and deleting posts at the same time helps makes difficult choices. 

 

A simple reply with “Apple Gimped us so we can’t and won’t help you” would have been better than this. 

 

 

lindenw84
Newbie

I haven't dropped Spotify yet, but I did sign up for the 3 free months of Apple music.  So we'll see how that goes.  Have spent plenty of time (years) waiting for Spotify to respond to this issue.  Ignoring their customers seems to be the strategy.

user-removed
Not applicable

another news? this: https://9to5mac.com/2019/09/12/spotifuggle-family-plan-location/

privacy, this unknown ....

user-removed
Not applicable

just another small suggestionjust another small suggestion

 

https://www.timetoplayfair.com/timeline/

Rahoulb
Regular

Spotify is being slightly disingenious here.  

 

Audible and Overcast can sync audio for offline playback.  There was an app called Apollo - released back in November by a single developer working on their own - that did Spotify streaming to the watch - but Spotify shut it down with legal threats after a couple of days.  I still have a copy (although it's no longer available in the App Store) and I use it regularly; it has some bugs but it's not bad considering it's a version 1.0, written by one person with no support from Spotify or Apple. 

 

WatchOS 6 may make it easier, but it's been possible for over a year - as others have proved.  


toenni13
Regular

Honestly, just don’t bother writing anything here. They won’t consider doing it let alone reading what you guys write. (Even if they do, they don’t give a rats a**) Instead, go to social media and tell them what you think publicly. That’ll be more of an impact than in this closed and rather small community.