[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!


Also looking to stream from watch alone to headphones (Im not even looking for offline mode). I signed up to apple music today for the transition... 


Im out. Cancelling family membership because of this lazy approach to a long standing issue


Since Spotify is dragging their feet on building a key feature for 6000 of their users with zero indication of creating it, I'm looking to swap over to Apple Music. Anyone know a good way to transfer playlists/saved songs/etc. to the new platform? Found some stuff online but curious to see if anyone else has done it. 


@Spotify - this is the 10th highest voted idea in the community (14th in the list, but four are implemented). What's holding you back??? It's probably a few sprints worth of time for a small team of dev resources...let's do some quick math:


Four dev sprints = 8 weeks

Four engineers' time ~ $70k ($150k annual salary for Spotify iOS dev from Glassdoor, calculated for 8 weeks and quadrupled for the team of four)

Spotify Premium = $10/month or $120/year

$70k project cost / $120 annual user ~583 users

6135 votes on this idea (as of today, 11/21/2019)


If developing this feature saved just TEN PERCENT of the people who've voted for it, you already have a positive ROI. Just saying.




I've been a paying customer with spotify for well over 10 years, it was one service I would always 100% pay for, I recently switched to Apple music, simply because I can't have offline play on Apple watch


I've been on apple music for over 6 months now, there are a lot of things I like about Spotify but this is the one thing that had me switch.

As silly as that sounds, running is important to me and if one service allows me to do it with only my Apple Watch on me and still listening to music, that is the one I'll be using. If I could do the same with Spotify, I think I'd switch back as Apple Music has its own shortcomings.

But for now I'm holding off.

Casual Listener
Boo. I don’t listen to explicit content. Lol

For this Black Friday weekend only - with Shazam you can get 6 months free of Apple Music. 

I'm still subscribed to Spotify, but now I've also subscribed to Apple Music just to download my songs on the watch. If after my 6 months is up and Spotify still hasn't delivered the basic functionality, then I'll leave for good - I assume I would have been fully integrated into Apple Music by then.


Please do this ASAP 


"Status Update 2019-09-18" 


This doesn't really qualify as a status update, there is no update in the message just a statement of how nothing has been done for too long (in corporate language of cause!).... I call BS on this one...