[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.


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The refusal to provide these features is a key reason I'm thinking about left Spotify and try Apple Music or even Pandora. 


I agree with you. I do not know why Spotify is mute on the issue. There
is certainly a lot of interest in this and even anger because of their lack
of communication. I believe and fear they are not willing to change the App
because Apple may be demanding too big a cut of their revenue. It may then
be that it is more advantageous for them to keep mute and erode the base
more slowly as users patiently wait for a new App, than declare they are
not going to do it and accelerate the process of losing customers.

This is honestly a deal breaker for me.  Its so wasteful to have to carry my phone around as a brick just to listen to a small playlist of 20 songs.


I've also started to switch to Apple Music as Spotify is not able to give us a correct user experience on Apple Watch.
Come on Spotify ! Now that Apple has opened the API it's all in your hands. 

Yep I hate Apple Music but I have started converting also. Silly just
because Spotify is petty.

SPOTIFY TECH TEAM : Can you PLEASSSSE bringa n Update to the Sportify Apple Watch App so that we can use it whilsest streaming, or even better, in Offline mode! 

I dont Like apple Music I have to say. But it is a real burden to always carry around my phone whilst runnig and thats mostly when I listen to Spotify. Thus I have not other chance than to use Apple Music. Please UPDATE THE APP TO OFFLINE AND STREAMING Mode!!

And Please give an update when you will do so. 

Casual Listener

+1 on offline mode for the Spotify app.  I'm training for the NYC marathon and I've had to subscribe to Apple Music for the sole purpose of using the Apple Watch and Apple Music with offline mode.  Running 20+ miles with a cell phone bouncing in my back pocket is not ideal, thus, hands free with Apple Watch.


What I like most about about Spotify is the Daily Mixes it prepares.  This is what in my mind sets it apart from the other services.  Without this feature, I have no preference and would rather be in Pandora which already allows me to stream offline on the Apple watch.  Downloading music is a good feature, but it just makes me play over and over the same songs.  This is not what I want the service for.  Your Daily mixes allows me to hear music I have not even thought about or discover new music. If Spotify will not allow me to play offline in my Apple watch I am already set up to jump to Pandora by the end of the premium trial.  I have no idea why Spotify will not provide this feature, probably because of a dispute with Apple, but regardless, as a user this feature is non negotiable for me.


Sorry Spotify. Apple Music sounds better at this point. I'd really prefer to listen to Spotify but I can't listen to it standalone on my watch unless I'm with my phone and my phone has the app open. You just lost  a long time, loyal, valued customer. Maybe I'll come back if you end up adding this feature. But until then, so long. Thanks for not paying attention to your customers and not prioritizing issues that are very common, as I've seen plenty of people with an Apple Watch that also use Spotify, and would gladly enjoy this feature.


Hey All,


Part of the reason why I bought the iwatch recently was to enjoy music without my phone (I didn't fact check the person at the Apple store who mentioned I could stream music on the iWatch through Spotify without needing my phone!).      >.<


In any case, I do enjoy Spotify as a premium user, but really hope they develop the ability to stream music via iWatch only (without needing a phone)... Otherwise, I may switch to Apple music for this dealbreaker benefit.