Plan - Family
Free/Premium - Premium
Country - United States
Apple Watch SE
My Question or Issue
We recently purchased 2 Apple Watch SEs for our girls. We also purchased cellular data plans for them from T-Mobile. Note that they have their own Apple IDs/accounts and their own iPads with latest iOS, but neither has an iPhone, so we set the watches up using Apple’s Family Setup. Everything was set-up properly and works as expected, except we cannot download Spotify to their watches. They both have their own Spotify Family Plan logins and their Spotify accounts work perfectly on their iPads. However, Spotify did not automatically download when the watches were set-up, as I would have expected. So we have tried going to the App Store on the watch to download Spotify and it won’t let us - we receive the message in the watch App Store that a phone is required. My impression is that this is not the case. Our girls LOVE Spotify and it was a good portion of the reason we bought the watches. Help!
Solved! Go to Solution.
Sorry to hear about this.
Right now Spotify does not have a standalone Apple Watch app.
The way the Spotify Apple Watch app works right now is that it requires the iPhone app on an iPhone. The Spotify Apple Watch app can control the playback for the Spotify iPhone app, or you can stream music directly to the Apple Watch with paired bluetooth headphones if you have a cellular connection. Also today Spotify announced that in the coming weeks you will be able to download music to playback offline on the Apple Watch with connected bluetooth headphones for when you don't have an internet connection or your iPhone with you.
Until Apple comes out with a system to manage and sync watches from the iPad, or Spotify comes out with a standalone watch app (this may not be possible with the current watch limitations), you will need to have the watch paired to an iPhone to use the Spotify Apple Watch app.