[Wear OS] Offline Music on Wear OS devices

Please add offline music support to the wearable without need to be connected to the main phone /tablet.

Eg Bluetooth headphones connected to my smartwatch listening to music while I'm running.

This is now supported by the watch OS http://officialandroid.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/jogging-and-jamming-with-android-wear.html?m=1

Updated on 2020-06-26

Hey folks,

We've listened to your feedback, and we're moving this to 'good idea, vote for it'.
We've edited the idea and title a little, so that the request is up-to-date with how things work now with the current OS available on modern Android wearables.

In the meantime, offline listening is now possible for some other devices, so if you're the owner of one of the following, please note you can find info on how to listen offline on Garmin Smartwatches here, and for Samsung wearables here.

We'll continue passing your feedback along.

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Newbie

Not committing to wearOS by 2020 is weak and makes pathetic to be a Spotify user

Music Fan

Almost 2 years since this feature was requested and still no way to play Spotify on Wear OS without your phone. The sad thing is, this feature is supported on other smartwatch OS platforms. Way to listen to your customers Spotify.

Newbie
More like 7...
Visitor

I agree, the Spotify app available to all but a few wearables is incredibly behind the hardware capabilities of those wearables. I just got a Fossil Gen 5, was all excited about the internal memory of 8 GB and just assumed that the Spotify app in the WearOS store would have the basic functionality of the mobile, web, and desktop app, instead of being a remote control. I probably will send the watch back unless the modified app mentioned above works well. I love everything else about Spotify. Why did they whiff on this incredibly important market?

Newbie

Still nothing after a few years.. it is irritating because you have to reconsider which smartwatch you are buying because of Spotify (being able to offline download). I really need this when running, and its the main reason for me to buy a smart watch..

 

I was looking to buy a fossil gen 5.. but i will wait knowing this issue..

Music Fan

Same bought the Fossil Gen 5 a couple of weeks ago. Love the watch, but Spotify support is lacking. I won't send the watch back but I am looking at Google play music for offline playback. I'll just upload my music that I own to the platform. Also heard they just merged Play Music with YouTube Music. Who knows I just might jump ship if I like the service.

Newbie

Are we talking months or years before offline listening is available on Wear OS?

Newbie

We are talking probably never.

Newbie

Six years to confirm a feature which is available with a mod online... wow.

 

with all due respect, dear Spotify, if by the next update from wear os to underlying Android 11, your app does not support offline mode, I will cancel my subscription; obviously that is the only message you will understand. 

Newbie

Don't take it too hard.

They even haven't released offline playback / streaming for the Apple Watch yet.
We are frustrated there as well. Seems to be a general Problem at Spotify.