Can't play from Apple Watch 3 when iPhone is switched off

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Can't play from Apple Watch 3 when iPhone is switched off

loveglass
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Plan

Premium

Country

UK

 

Device

(iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3)

Operating System

(iOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.2)both latest

 

My Question or Issue

 

I cannot play Spotify into a connected device from my Apple Watch when the iPhone is off. 

I have deleted apps on all devices. Logged out from Spotify everywhere and disconnected devices linked. 

Still, I cannot stream Spotify into my Bluetooth device from Watch when the phone is off. 

Can you please help. 

 

Thank you 

 

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Re: Can't play from Apple Watch 3 when iPhone is switched off

Rock Star 22
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Hey @loveglass, thanks for reaching out to the Community!

I'll be happy to help.

I've checked, and it seems like you're not able to listen to music on the Apple Watch itself, but it's a great tool to help control the music you're listening to on your iPhone.

 

There is some more info about Apple Watch and Spotify here.

I hope this helps.

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loveglass
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Hi
Thank you , that makes sense why I could not make it work. There were some online misleading information which I followed.
I am trying to resolve how to listen to my premium Spotify at the gym without carrying my large iPhone on my armband.
Would iPod Nano be able to play Spotify offline to my Bluetooth headphones?
Thank you
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Rock Star 22
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Hey @loveglass

 

Thanks for getting back to me. 

I'm not sure of any other watches that will allow you to play from your wrist on Spotify at this time. Also, Spotify doesn't offer support to iPod Nano. There is more info on system requirements here.

 

You may listen to Spotify using Bluetooth headphones, of course.

I hope this helps. I'll be here if you have any more questions.

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loveglass
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Thank you @Billy-J
Thanks for further assistance. That is not great. 
I am playing my Spotify to my Bluetooth headphones from my phone at the moment. But trying to find the way how to drop the phone as it is so huge. I was hoping to find A small replacement I can carry instead of gym and enjoy Spotify.

if there are any alternatives you can think of please let me know. 
thanks for you help so far. 
L

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Re: Can't play from Apple Watch 3 when iPhone is switched off

Rock Star 22
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Hey @loveglass,

 

Hm, I'd recommend taking a look at the Spotify Everywhere page, where you can check all compatible devices. When I checked the Wearables category I found the Mighty Audio, which seems to be the only one that can play music offline without the phone.

 

I hope this helps!

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loveglass
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Thank you @Billy-J ot does helps. 

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