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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!
What happened to this extract from Spotify's Time to Play Fair website?
Apple finally allows enhanced functionality for the Spotify app on the Apple Watch
With Watch OS 5, Apple allowed the Spotify team to start developing offline functionality
Baffling why Spotify still hasn’t developed an offline listening capability on Apple Watch. It’s a no-brainer and not that hard to develop either. Hard to see a strategic reason for Spotify not to do it, and Apple doesn’t appear to be blocking it (whilst no doubt winning many more Apple Music users than they otherwise would as a result).
Spotify's handling of this particular issue is poor but there must be a reason for the radio silence, there must also be a reason why no other companies (Deezer/Google Music/Tidal etc) in europe have offline listening enabled even though it's been there since Watch OS5, so it's not JUST spotify.
It could be that the partnership they have with samsung doesn't allow it, or it could be there might be something more they are not telling people. Whatever way you look at it, it's poor form all round. They need to come up with a clear answer rather than knocking out a generic reply like that, that's just disrespectful to the people who pay their money every month and are just asking for some clarity around this subject.
I continue to enjoy my apple music
You will lose a niche of customers in particular those who have iphone, apple watch LTE. They are not many, but they are there.
Has anyone of you naggers thought that it might be Apple not making it possible for Spotify to add Streaming/offline listening to Apple Watch!!!? Apple has previously done this, making their own products exclusive on their platform to take market shares. As I see it, this is easy peasy for Spotify's developers to add this to their platform. But Apple are blocking them... So please, save your nagging on this forum and go with your critisism to Apple instead! And follow this thread when Spotify announces that they are (allowed by Apple) to develop streaming/offline listening on the Apple Watch.
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