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We're receiving reports that users who previously had the option to stream on their Apple Watch are unable to do so. In a lot of the cases this seems to come up when the setup includes AirPods.
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still having this Bug.
Any news for a solution ?
Hey again @badticket,
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Can you let us know the Spotify version you're running? Also, make sure that there aren't any pending updates on both your watch and phone.
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After spending roughly 20 minutes on live chat with a tech person at Spotify, I wound up with nothing. I contacted help regarding the ongoing issue with streaming music from my Apple Watch SE (with cellular) to my AirPods Pro without using my phone. I want to have this work so that I can run without my phone. I've done numerous complete clean reinstalls by clearing data and the whole nine yards. Nothing has consistently worked. Today I was told this by the so-called expert at Spotify. Can someone with some expertise please weigh in regarding this ongoing streaming issue?
Hello. I’m having a similar issue. I can’t play music from my watch at all, whether it’s connected to AirPods or not. The Spotify app simply doesn’t show the Apple Watch option in the device selection menu. In the screenshots below, you can see two cases, one with my iPhone turned on and another with it turned off. When the iPhone is turned on, the Apple Watch app detects is and allows me to start/stop/control music on my phone. However, when the iPhone is turned off, the Apple Watch simply turns into a dead end. I can’t play anything anywhere, everything is grayed out, and the device selection menu shows no devices. I used to see the Apple Watch as a device in that menu but I don’t anymore. I uninstalled the apps, restarted devices, and reinstalled the apps (aka I have the latest versions of the apps), but that didn’t change a thing.
My iPhone is turned on:
My iPhone is turned off:
I bought the Apple Watch with cellular capability solely to be able to play music from my watch while running without taking my iPhone with me. I used to be able to do it but now I can’t - very frustrating.
I’m experiencing the same issue - when I try to leave my iPhone behind and connect to a device that isn’t my iPhone the little icon flashes in the bottom right corner and it won’t connect. Other streaming and local download apps are working (podcasts, audible). I am not using AirPods - just a different Bluetooth pair of earbuds. The watch and iPhone are on the same WiFi and I’ve tried removing the Spotify app and reinstalling.
I get the same issue:
CanadaiPhone 12 (14.6)Spotify (220.127.116.118)Apple Watch SE with CellularAirPods ProI cannot select/connect to the Watch as playback device even though the Air Pods are connected to the Watch. I disabled the bluetooth on my phone. It just says 'connecting...'
This worked for me
iPhone 12 Pro
Apple Watch SE
All latest versions
This is a constant problem for me.
I had found an initial workaround, however it no longer works. I have to cut my phone off when I’m about to stream from my watch, and then press play on my watch. The interaction between the two breaks every time when moving outside of range of the phone. Whenever I come back to my phone and cut it on, I’ll lose my place in whatever I’m listening and I’ll revert to a podcast episode from years ago.
Recently, the spotify app has stopped working completely. I can’t stream from the watch app independently whatsoever.
Yes I am using AirPods.
Trying to be patient because I love Spotify, but this is close to becoming a service breaking issue for me