[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!


I cancelled my Premium subscription because You (Spotify) don't have posibility to stream music on my Apple Watch 5. This is sad. Apple had given this possibility long time ago and Spotify still haven't done anything!!! Until You don't have this i'm sticking with Apple Music and i'm not givving You my $


No one should for one second think that this is Apple's fault. This is purely Spotify actively choosing not to go further with this. They have a partnership with Samsung where every Samsung phone comes pre-installed with Spotify, I believe. 

But I wonder what their game plan is here. People, myself included, love Spotify more than Apple Music, but there is no way they can push me to Samsung and their Galaxy smartwatches because of this. 


It's not that Spotify doesn't want to allocate resources into developing these functions - there are Spotify apps that already offered this function that have been bought by the company. The company is just choosing not to offer it. 



Piling on here to say I'm switching to Apple Music or Pandora because this hasn't been implemented. There are no technical blockers. Come on Spotify, you're looking like an a** here.


ahhhh how is something so major not accessible here?
I guess have to look at other streaming services?

Casual Listener

I cannot believe this isn’t a priority on your roadmap, it’s not even technically difficult. I’ve now been forced to sign up to Apple Music so that I can take advantage of offline tracks but I’ve been with Spotify since the start. People need answers or action Spotify.


Something else I've noticed upon switching to Apple Music... the sound quality seems way better!  I use my phone in my car for music as well and the sound quality just sounds more clear. Like Apple Music is running a higher quality music file and/or tweaking the signal for their app and/or 3rd party apps (e.g. Spotify).


Now that I'm using the free version of Spotify, it definitely sounds like **bleep** compared to Apple Music because it's now using a lower fidelity audio file. But even when I was on Spotify Premium and had it set to "high quality" it seems like Apple Music just sounds better in my car and AirPods Pro.  Of course, I can't do an apples to apples comparison now because I no longer have Spotify Premium. But if my memory services me, something sounds better.


And interface, preferences, playlist recommendations, etc. aside... I'll take better sounding music any day over any feature.


Just cancelled my Spotify Premium Family account due to this missing feature.  Apple Music here we come.


Hello Apple Music, goodbye Spotify...


I can also say the quality of the audio sounds much better to me...


Does anyone knows a good app that is not that expensive to get my playlists copied?


Also: after some research there should be no brick wall from Apple, it is even ridiculously easy to port an iPhone app to watchOS... So just be honest, give us a roadmap or just tell us it is not going to happen... We are (or at least where) loyal customers (myself from the first week Spotify came available in The Netherlands).... 


@itsjk Check out Song Shift if you are on iOS.


I’ve switched to Apple Music. 


But I saw this saying Pandora offer watch streaming as well now https://apple.news/A2HPH9RmnQX6NFBcmUsGGXQ