[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!

Rather offline support. It everyone pays the premium for cell+plans on
their watches

@michanbg hmm, I actually think offline downloads is more useful to start with. It'll be great to have both, of course, but if I was to pick one to start with, it will be offline downloads.


1. This will encompass anyone that has an Apple Watch, even down to Series 1, I assume. LTE Streaming is only useful for those that have Cellular and are subscribed with their network.

2. On occasions where I'm without my phone (mainly jogging/going to the gym), I tend not to fiddle too much on the watch itself about what to listen to. So assuming I already know what to listen to, it makes more sense to have my playlists downloaded so I don't have to keep using my data (not everyone have large amounts of data available).


Either way, this is a great start and I hope both features get implemented sooner rather than later. What scares me though is that WearOS still doesn't offer offline downloads.


The best thing about Offline Download and Streaming Spotify with Wifi on the Apple Watch is that It uses fewer Data Caps and It's great for walking as well as using it Offline for Music. Also, The Recent Apple Watches have Watch OS 7 and have Fairplay DRM witch allows Music Apps to run on Wifi and have Offline Download features. I also would love to take on walks and it'll be nice since I can load more songs since the newer Apple Watches have 32gb of storage. It could make sense.


Over 5 years has this request been near the top of the idea list. Still nothing.

Cannot go for a run listening to Spotify without carrying a telephone in 2020.

Who would have thought...


Interesting article here about why this feature is only now making an appearance. Apparently it’s to do with DRM of songs that Spotify has not been able to use until now.

If true then it seems Spotify need to be cut some slack here but the updates to users have been abysmal



I will get an apple watch soon and my motive is to listen to music without carrying my phone around.

I have been a premium member since I first downloaded Spotify, it is an amazing app and now I use it with my all family. However, it is a real big bummer to see that I would not be able to use it on my watch, because it is such an elegant and simple idea. I would really appreciate it, if you guys stop ignoring what people want from you, this is the highest voted idea in the thread and not giving it a thought or an explanation is a disgrace to your customers and I am telling you this as a huge fan of your customer support which I had a lot of good experience with. 


Please (re)consider this feature as it is solely important for your customers,




All I want to do is put a playlist of like, 15 songs on an Apple Watch so I don't have to run with my phone. That's it. I can't believe this isn't a thing yet.


Please fix this. I really love Spotify but I am not going to pay for Spotify and Apple Music. Really don’t won’t to switch but this is very important to me. I got the Apple Watch so I could leave my phone home more!

Casual Listener

@spotify why have a community at all if this is the level of interaction and transparency you’re willing to offer? It’s been a year since the last update. Say. Something. 


Go Go Gadgeto Public Beta!


I want Spotify on my wrist....😓