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!
This about the lamest thing Spotify has ever pulled. Stop hiding.
@-dxlpuka_l8bu I don’t believe I replied to you, just on this thread.
Heads up Spotify. I'm canceling my family plan this month. I need my music on my Apple Watch LTE and I've given you over a year to make it happen. Since you haven't, I won't continue to give money to such an obstinate company. Grow up. Back to Apple Music it is.
As much as I like Spotify, this is a dealbreaker for me. Until there is offline and streaming support for the Apple Watch, I'll be over at Apple Music.
You guys are barking up the wrong tree here. Please see https://timetoplayfair.com/ and send all the hate mail to Apple. They deserve it.And pleaase share this. It seems that nobody knows what is REALLY going on.
@heikki9 Apple is not at fault here. In WatchOS6, which came out in September 2019, Apple provided the Apple Watch API to enable any third party platform to provide streaming on the watch. WatchOS 5 (which came out in 2018) already allowed offline playback for third parties. Spotify has chosen to provide neither, and has had ample time to do so.
The ball is in Spotify's court, there's nothing else Apple can do besides beg. Spotify is actively choosing not to provide the software, and they are buying out / blocking software that enables this. Several years ago, they bought out a software developer that built a Spotify streaming app. After buying him out, they killed the app.
The software is available, they literally have a previous Spotify Apple Watch developer and his software at their disposal.
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