[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 2019-09-18

Hey folks,

We wanted to post an update as a lot of you have added your votes to this idea. 

We’re always working on improving the Spotify experience across platforms, but we’re afraid we don’t have any further information to share at the moment.

We typically don't announce integrations with third parties in advance. The best place to keep an eye on is on the Spotify Newsroom blog for updates about any partnerships.


Thanks for continuing to share your ideas!


Does anyone know when Spotify will build an Apple Watch 3 mobile app? Streaming without your phone - come on Spotify and make it happen!


This will be a deal breaker on if I switch to Apple Music 


Yea, would love to have Spotify on my wrist when I get my Apple Watch LTE (whenever its released in Sweden).

My Missus already have an Apple watch 2 and is swapping to Apple Music, will wait and see what she things about it.

I saw that its fairly easy to convert playlists etc, but I still like Spotify and how it works.

But at the same time if feels stupid to pay for 2 music streaming services that are quite similar.


I won't jump ship just yet, but would be great to know if there are any work or plans to support the few million people out there with Apple watches that probably are using Spotify.


Yeah that's nothing hidden at all. Anyone who really knows what is on their watch and what it's capable of should know of this. The more major thing is the lack of support of offline/sync'd spotify playlist(s) directly on the watch, like you can do with Apple Music, allowing you to utilize the watch for music via bluetooth headphones during, say, a workout, without having to be tethered to the phone still.


are spotify listening?!

bumping this thread! Love the spotify app and would take the interface over apple music any day of the week but the lack of watch integration, particularly where offline playback is concerned, means I am soon to be faced with no option but to move to Apple Music!!


Please Spotify, don't make me give apple any more of my money!


Sort this out. It's the 21st Century! My renewal is due on the 10th of the month and I will give you until the end of Q1 2018. No apple watch app supporting offline playback at this time. No more premium premium subscription! 

One thing I have noticed is that their application versioning has changed. Spotify has been using version 8.4.X since April when Snowy was announced.

They usually would do 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 and so on releases just base on historical data. I am on the beta team but I’m yet to see an Apple Watch release. Or any word about it.

I can only hope that 8.5 will have the Apple Watch app. I hope they offer LTE streaming. I would be set then.

This could mean absolutely nothing but I'm just making an observation.

You can always tweet @spotifycares, @spotify, and @spotifyusa and tell them you want this app.

Historical Data


Check out https://snowy.rocks/.


This developer has joined with Spotify and are currently working on releasing this app.

I know that he now works for Spotify but how do you know they are working on releasing the Watch app?

Hopefully soon, it be nice being able to go on a run without my phone..


I too am swapping to apple music if this isnt fixed ASAP