[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!


How hard is it really? Pandora have already done it so "only first party apps support downloads" is an invalid claim. Just because you guys are salty the app store agreement YOU AGREED TO takes 30% doesn't mean you should neglect your customer base like this. I am locked into a family subscription but without it I would already be on apple music. Completely unacceptable and easy to implement but withdrawn because of a sore losers damaged pride.

Grow up and listen to your customers.


Why can we not download music to the apple watch yet? This is ridiculous and really hinders my Spotify premium. Completely thinking of switching to Apple Music since this simple feature cannot be completed.


SAmsung galaxy watch has this. Fully blown spotify player that can even offline songs. Biggest downside is galaxy watch's poor 4GB storage. Apple watch series 5 44mm has 32GB, but all we get is not a spotify player, but just a remote controller for iphone/ipad? And we can't even play through the speakers, but forced to connect headphones?

Give the apple watch a proper player to offline songs on it to make full use of the 32GB storage and be able to play straight from the watch's speakers.


Switched to Apple Music. Goodbye Spotify.



Other providers have shown this is possible.

You are demonstrating the kind of customer unfriendly position and hubris that have taken down giants in the past.

Casual Listener

So disappointed that this is not possible on my new Apple Watch. I guess I will be moving my Spotify family subscription to Apple Music....

Casual Listener

Using Apple Music right now and listening to all my favorites songs offline.

Even my Galaxy Watch Active had Spotify offline, and you're telling that an Apple Watch (that's much more powerful) can't use this feature is just ridiculous!

Thanks for nothing, Spotify!


I shouldn’t have to feel this way but I’m kind of glad that their podcast strategy isn’t working as well as they’d hoped. Should bring them down to earth to realize that people aren’t going to flock over to Spotify just for the name or just for podcasts. People will go to the service that treats them best.

And I recommend everyone take a deep look and really figure out if Spotify is worth it for you. Because they’ve already figured out that you Apple Watch subscribers are not worth it to them.


Either do it or explain why not. I’m this close to switching to Apple Music because of this.


Switching to Apple Music over this

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