[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!

Comments
Newbie
Hmmm,

That is an interesting hypothesis but, after reading through the Apple’s response to Spotify that you linked, I am not sure it is the case.

Apple wants to charge a revenue share of those Spotify subscription that get contracted through the Apps which are distributed over the App Store. It doesn’t say the fees are related to specific operating system capabilities like streaming but related to the channel through which the end customers subscribe to Spotify Premium.

Maybe it is related with Spotify trying to hamper the experience of Apple users to put pressure... but I think they would be shooting their own feet if they did this.


Newbie

Hmmm,

That is an interesting hypothesis but, after reading through the Apple’s response to Spotify that you linked, I am not sure it is the case.

Apple wants to charge a revenue share of those Spotify subscription that get contracted through the Apps which are distributed over the App Store. It doesn’t say the fees are related to specific operating system capabilities like streaming but related to the channel through which the end customers subscribe to Spotify Premium.

Maybe it is related with Spotify trying to hamper the experience of Apple users to put pressure... but I think they would be shooting their own feet if they did this.

Newbie

Cyptus, I won't want you to get your facts misconstrued. The Spotify Apple Watch is free for everyone - free Spotify members and Spotify subscribers. Due to it being free, Apple will not require any payment.

Where Apple does require payment is on occasions where someone who downloaded the app from the Apple Store and signs up on the app for Premium, rather than going through Spotify's website, which is what Spotify has an issue with. 

 

The watch app itself has nothing to do with Spotify's complaints, however, they are using it as a method that I can't really explain nor understand, because (as observed by many on this thread) people really have had no choice but to switch to Apple Music.

 

Spotify has the better platform, I must agree, but that is where the buck stops. We, the consumers, would like to enjoy our Apple Watches to the fullest. And unfortunately, Spotify actively discourages that from happening, by their own volition.

Newbie

I think we need you, Spotify, as a company to be transparent about the reality of why you have not been able or chosen not to integrate your app into Apple's watch?

 

I actually hate iTunes/Apple Music. But with great anguish, had to switch over to enjoy music on the go when hiking, working out, or heck, not wanting my phone on me at all times 🙂

Visitor

I‘think I will go back to Apple Music. Spotify not doing a proper standalone watch app is an act of idiocy.

Music Fan

Spotify please do this for us Apple

Watch users!

Newbie

Hey Spotify - c’mon now, we know you can do it. Let’s get the Apple Watch app capable of off line listening. Whatever your hatred might be of Apple, we dedicated Spotify fans are becoming frustrated with you, not Apple, so please, PLEASE, find a way to make it work.

Newbie

Don't you all see? This thread is more then 5 years old. Nobody will ever consider do this. Just forget it. Maybe in watch os 10 when apple will create this for them for free

Casual Listener

God it’s a stark reality but maybe your right. I’ve only been following this for 6 months and I’m almost ready to give up.

Newbie
Apple already created, it is called Apple Music.