[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!

Comments
stu517
Newbie
Spotify had never replied to this thread since it's creation. Don't hold
kgreen99
Newbie
Ok, that is it. Spotify subscription cancelled, Apple Music now in place.
STVI
Newbie

Spotify when did you care about your  customer feedbacks  ? Why don’t you give us information about « Apple watch cellular « support. I’ll cancelled  my family account on thé next weeks to move to Apple Music.

Oracleyoda
Newbie

Cancelling and moving to Apple Music.

 

Spotify cannot be bothered to tell its customers what is happening. They must have too many customers

dixieflatline
Newbie

Any update would be nice. 

Moberg1984
Newbie

Come om where in tre pipeline is this idea

jdavies04
Newbie

Well, here goes another customer from Spotify to Apple Music. Well, 5 customers I guess. What's the point of having a cellular watch without the ability to stream music. I don't want to run with my phone.

 

There's a learning curve when going from Spotify to Apple Music, but it'll be worth it I guess.

bernzify
Newbie

Clearly Apple is playing nasty with Spotify (read on); and perhaps they're winning since — as seen here — folks are migrating to Apple's proprietary version.

 

If Apple keeps this up, I won't be migrating to Apple music, I will instead be switching from my Apple Watch to another Spotify ​friendly watch. On principle alone, I'll gladly dump all my Apple devices (and apps) for Spotify and Spotify accommodating devices. If anyone here is wondering what I'm talking about, check out: https://www.timetoplayfair.com/timeline/​

 

And, so you know, I have zero affiliation to Spotify other than being a subscriber.

Rahoulb
Regular

@bernzify wrote:

Clearly Apple is playing nasty with Spotify (read on); and perhaps they're winning since — as seen here — folks are migrating to Apple's proprietary version to compete with Spotify.

 

If Apple keeps this up, I won't be migrating to them, I will instead be switching from my Apple Watch to another Spotify ​friendly watch. On principle alone, I'll gladly dump all my Apple devices (and apps) for Spotify and Spotify accommodating devices. If anyone here is wondering what I'm talking about, check out: https://www.timetoplayfair.com/timeline/​

 

And, so you know, I have zero affiliation to Spotify other than being a subscriber.


 

Yes and no.

 

There is stuff that Apple is withholding that is giving them an unfair advantage - in particular Spotify cannot access SiriKit, so we can't have full Siri integration.  

 

However Spotify can access Siri Shortcuts, which isn't as flexible as SiriKit but means we could build our own Siri integrations.  But Spotify has had access to this since June last year and chooses not to implement it.  Other third-party audio apps have already done so.  

 

Likewise, Apple was the only one that could play background audio on WatchOS - until WatchOS 5.  Spotify has had access to this since June last year and chooses not to implement it.  Other third-party audio apps have already done so. 

 

In Apple's defence - this is how they do things; they release stuff for their own use first, then when it's been tested in the wild, they open it up to third parties.  As I say, they've NOT done this with SiriKit for music integration - but for pretty much everything else that people are complaining about, the ball is in Spotify's court and they are refusing to do it.  

 

 

toenni13
Casual Listener

Completely agree with @Rahoulb here. Spotify not making a usable AW App has nothing to do with the AppStore fee that Spotify is trying not to pay. Companies are allowed to make offline playing and streaming apps on the AW and Spotify simply chooses not to do them. No one knows why but if they think I’ll toss my AW, iPhone and MacBook away for a music streaming platform they’re out of their minds.