[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.

 

Vote here to show your support for this development!

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
DavidKalajdzic
Newbie

Yeaaah need this ! Offline on Apple Watch will be really good too :)

RoddyK
Visitor

come on Spotify, get ypur act together and give us premium members what we're asking for, others can do it.

 

so I dont see any reason for you not too

bhuu
Music Fan

tvOS version of spotify released few days ago. watchOS should now be a focus for the next platform in terms of the apple line up. I really hope they push an application out this year as I'd like to use spotify on my watch without the need to rely on my iPhone and have the option to listen offline. watchOS 6 supports standalone applications. Go ham spotify!

iridiumblack
Visitor

The refusal to provide these features is a key reason I've left Spotify for Apple Music. 

122436606
Casual Listener

Miserable response. Why do people even need to Vote for this as a feature? Isn't it Obvious that people who buy an Apple watch would want to stream Spotify to bluetooth headphones???? Why even release an app on the watch at all? Useless app on the watch as it stands now, and still the same status for the last year. 

pattyland
Casual Listener

New idea: Just delete the negative comments?

 

Spotifyjust deleted hundred of comments, thanks!

Iheartwallst
Newbie

Absolutely ridiculous that PANDORA has streaming and we don't. Whoever is in charge of the Apple Watch IOS team should be 100% shitcanned, all the existing bugs aside. 

pmeves
Newbie

To my surprise, the comments started 2015... Since it was impossible back then to stream via LTE/4g, I understand the wait, but since watchOS 6 has been out there is the oportunity here to deliver what the community is asking.

I have to say spotify is working in all fronts making sure they are the top music lib streaming service and are probably succeeding, but considering the amount of apple users and the growth in apple watch purchases, I don't understand why we do not get more feedback, more information about the development status of this feature. 

 

Spotify has probably the best chance to deliver a big blow to apple here and stopping the bleed of premium users switching to apple music and still they keep letting it go...

 

Spotify, please have someone answer for the status of this request promptly and think that myself between many more users are thinking of switching, and one by one will start to leave if we don't even have inside information about how this request is being handled.

 

I still have faith considering spotify for Tyzen was AMAZING. I am now asking you to deliver or inform us of the same quality features for the apple watch.

 

Cheers

 

 

stu517
Newbie
they already weighed in on this thread. they said that the request for a
real Apple watch app was not a priority at this time. that was about a
month ago and the only time they have ever engaged in this thread.
following that an independent developer rereleased his "Apollo" app which
used the Spotify API and brought all of the features requested. I grabbed
it and it works well. Unfortunately Spotify had it removed from the App
Store for illegal use of their API.
Point is that it would take no time for them to deliver the app but they
have chosen not to in order to prolong their dispute with Apple over app
store percentage of revenues.
I think they are stupid to think that this will bring any pressure on Apple
because those of us wanting the app are blaming Spotify for being petty.

markm8
Regular

It's WAY easier for anyone to leave spotify rather than apple; those who have invested in the full apple ecosystem are not going to switch brands and devices because spotify don't offer something, they will much more easily dump spotify and pick another music provider. it's the way i'm heading, with regret :(