[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!

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Casual Listener

Ive had the Deezer app on my Apple Watch for a long time and there is no offline mode so that you can go running without your phone and still listen to music.


There is no news about a new Deezer app för Apple Watch that does offline music - if so, please submit a link.


I really hope you are right, I just have not seen any news about it.


I've pretty much had it with Spotify. It was bad enough when they removed the tempo running feature, which continues to anger hundreds of runners. Having that capability was the single most important reason I chose Spotify. But I can't even listen to my own playlists unless I carry my phone with me. Unacceptable, Spotify.

I have a cellular Apple Watch. Why not allow me to stream my own **bleep** playlists?!?! Who does your marketing research? It certainly isn't anyone with any forward thinking. Spotify keeps saying "We're considering it." Spotify used to be the top in the music app industry, now they've become an also-ran...

My family premium membership is set to renew in a few weeks. Seriously considering cancelling and switching to Apple Music. I really don't want to do that, because I do love Spotify. But, why stay with a company who doesn't listen, or care what their members are saying?


This would be a great idea. As an Apple Watch user, I would love to use my Apple Watch to see my playlist and play the song I want. Similar to Apple Music right now but better!


Correct me if I’m wrong but my understanding was that Apple wouldn’t let Spotify create an Apple Watch app because they want people to use Apple Music 


You’re wrong. Nowadays, iOS beta testers are testing the new app for Apple Watch.


It was a limitation of the APIs to Apple Watch. WatchOS 5 should make it feasible to create a Spotify app. I'm super bummed there isn't one – I assumed there was, and that's the whole reason I bought the cellular Apple watch. I don't want to unsubscribe, because I love Spotify.

Casual Listener

@parateapensar wrote:

You’re wrong. Nowadays, iOS beta testers are testing the new app for Apple Watch.


But still no offline mode...


(at least for now)



Community Legend

Hey Apple Watch users,


You may have seen news about an Apple Watch app in beta testing.


Spotify is often testing and launching improvements and new features. During testing, you may see something on the app your friend doesn't, or get a new feature for only a temporary period.


Please note that beta features are not always released to the public at the end of testing. Stay tuned to the official Spotify news channels for the latest announcements.

  • I bought an Apple Watch 4th gen expressly to be able to leave my phone at home more often.
  • In this scenario, there is no phone to stream Spotify from - the watch is it. It's all I'm carrying.
  • Apple Music service allows you to store music and stream music from the watch with no phone support.
  • It's possible for other Apple Watch apps from developers such as Spotify to also store music and stream it directly on the watch.
  • Because there is no Spotify app, I'm now in the process of porting my playlists over to Apple Music. Once this is complete, my Spotify subscription is getting canned - I've been a customer for 6 years without reason to change services... until now.
  • I'm not unique - most people in this thread are in the same situation. Every Watch customer is a customer that is very likely to abandon Spotify until this is fixed. Spotify should address this, and do so quickly.
Rock Star 17
Rock Star 17
Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2018-11-10

Marked as a new idea and edited the title slightly :)