[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!


Ha. All good points. It is a matter of principle now. I t is a goal to get more than the small amount of responses with an official reason. I do not expect any action but how can this type of communication NOT look suspicious? One of the thousands of requests is probably correct. Even the last 10-20 or so probably hit close to home. Don’t give up your right to ask why and expect an answer. This type of corporate behavior might have top executives ordering a do not reply. 


WatchOS 6 has now full support for streaming. Pandora has already released support for streaming and you can go running just with your watch leaving a phone behind. Spotify, why not simply release the feature and make 1M+ customers happy?

Given the poor support from spotify for various requested features eg: nice listening history, streaming, lyrics, I am really considering alternatives.

Thanks for that! Didn’t realize Pandora will stream on Watch. I’ll give that a try.

What Spotify needs to understand is that, unlike with TV streaming where there are multiple choices (Netflix, Disney, Hulu, etc. ) and the average consumer might be subscribed to several of them, when it comes to music streaming, the average consumer will only have one and that's a streaming platform that provides them with the features they want. 


If one platform chooses to deny users with key features, what will usually end up happening is that that rogue platform is absolutely dropped for another that will. To lose multiple paying customers for features that are readily available is wild to me. 


Well Spotify, I hope you know what you're doing. 


I have been paying for Spotify for a number of years. It is sad to lose my playlists and I do love my discover weekly but it’s time to move on. Since getting an Apple Watch it no longer makes sense to stick with Spotify if I can’t listen to music on all my devices. Goodbye.


Get this done now Spotify... i really dont want to swap to Apple Music but due to the lack of commitment on your behaf i’m considering it. Been an loyal customer for a long time, please dont give me a reason now to break that tradition.


Been using Apple Music for a month now and I flipping hate it. But I'm giving Apple $15/mo instead of Spotify because I can go running without my iPhone. Simple as that. Think about that Spotify... I'd rather pay for the torture of Apple Music than wait and hope for Watch support on Spotify. Put on your big boy pants and give us the feature we crave. 


Maybe we should quit Spotify all at once. Would be Interesting to see their reaction if about 10.000 Users quit their subscription over night.


Apple is allowing 3rd person developers the Streaming Api. Pandora recently released a standalone app. I want spotify on my wrist including streaming and offline playback, why does it take you much time to implement that? 


Casual Listener

It’s a pissing contest between Spotify and Apple. Problem is they think us getting pissd on is them winning I guess..


had to spell pissd since they bleep it out..