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Limitation in playlist in Apple Watch

I wonder why there is a limitation for just 100 songs per playlist in Apple watches?

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Hey @marabr,

Thank you for reaching out to the Community and welcome. We hope you don't mind us moving your post out of the ideas section to one of our Help boards as it fits better here.


On your Apple Watch, you can download up to 10 hours (depending on your model) of music and podcasts to enjoy it without an internet connection, but keep in mind that there's a limitation for up to 100 downloads per playlist. 


This limitation is based on different factors such as the device memory and its storage capacity taking into account that this is not the full app, but a simplified version of it. If you want to download more content than that, we'd recommend using the Spotify app on your phone or desktop since you can download as many as 10,000 tracks on each of up to 5 different devices.

Hope this helps. If anything else comes up, the Community will be here for you.

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Hey @OscarDC !


So is it "up to 10 hours" as you mention or is it "at least 10 hours" of download as per the official statement of spotify:

I think this should be cleared, because my Apple Watch app starts randomly deleting music once I have several playlists downloaded (non of them are above the 100 songs limits, but above the 10 hrs threshold - whatever that means-).

Hey @L92,


Thank you for your reply in this thread and apologies for any confusion created on our end.


You can download at least 10 hours of music and podcasts to Apple Watch that you can listen without the internet. This means that if you playlist's duration exceeds this 10 hour limit, then what you've been experiencing is expected behavior.


Hope this helps clarify things. Take care 🙂 

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Hey @Lyubka


I see. But at least means at the minimum. If the the app missfunctions above 10hrs (which it does), it should be written up to or at maximum 10hrs. Because now the official statement is false. And many threads are created because users are confused why they are experiencing this behaviour on the Apple Watch.

Why is there a 100 song playlist limit? I just got my apple watch and found this out and am immediately returning it now 

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