[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.


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The statement was very clear from Spotify. They will not support it in the
near future. I have followed this thread for over a year and they
responded once to it and were clear this is not going to happen. Move on.
It's not a possibility. Other apps like Pandora already have streaming and
offline listening on the Apple Watch; there was also an unofficial version
of Spotify called Apollo for Watch which had the functionality, but Spotify
had it taken down.
Has anyone of you naggers thought that it might be Apple not making it possible for Spotify to add Streaming/offline listening to Apple Watch!!!? Apple has previously done this, making their own products exclusive on their platform to take market shares. As I see it, this is easy peasy for Spotify's developers to add this to their platform. But Apple are blocking them... So please, save your nagging on this forum and go with your critisism to Apple instead! And follow this thread when Spotify announces that they are (allowed by Apple) to develop streaming/offline listening on the Apple Watch.

I have an app, called Apollo for Spotify, that does streaming from Spotify to my Apple Watch without needing a connection to a phone.


It's installed on my watch right now, was written by a single developer, working alone - and Apple allowed it onto the App Store - they had no problem with it.  The developer was given a cease and desist by Spotify a couple of days after it was released - for breaching the terms and conditions of Spotify's API licence - so it's no longer available.  


It's not Apple blocking this, it's Spotify

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do you even read threads or inform yourself before commenting? It’s yesterdays news that it is possible for Spotify to make an offline and streaming app but choose not to. And Spotify clearly said that they wouldn’t do it, so feel free to wait around and hope they change their minds. But you’ll be waiting a long time buddy. 

I used to think the same as you until Apple made an official statement saying they have no intentions to block such features if applicant follows their AppStore terms.
May be worth reading what Apple had to say? At the end of the day it is t their platform and of someone wants to make money using benefits it's reasonable to ask for revenge shares. It's all money in the end and I now feel Spotify is losing out since Apple watch is one of the most popular smart watch in the market so its silly hesitating knowing revenue will still be better than now if they agreed the standard AppStore terms.

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Thank you kind sir!
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Thanks @franc2018 of course Spotify would delete your comment, but guys, download Apollo from the App Store :) 


Almost looks like Apple intentionally allowed the release. It comes from the same publisher as before and for me shows that I had "purchased" it already. Seems unlikly that Apple wouldn't know what this app is about and unintentionally let it slip by.


Ironic that Spotify remained silent for so long and then comments just before the iOS release that they won’t don’t plan on adding this feature anytime soon. Then Apollo is back in the App Store  then Spotify starts removing comments about Apollo. Sounds like a pretty shady and sleezy thing for Spotify to do.