Spotify and Apple Watch

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Spotify and Apple Watch

AnGaeL
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Hi,

 

Recent Apple Watch buyer, and obviously disappointed with the app serving as nothing more than a remote to the iPhone.

 

Well aware of the idea linked below. However not updated since November last year and I feel Spotify owes some kind of a response to Watch owners.

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/iOS-Apple-Watch-Spotify-Streaming-and-Offline-Listening/...

 

So, reality is, these are two separate items. First is streaming to watch and use headphones, second is offline playback.

Spotify, your turn. What is the latest on this? There is nothing from Apple, holding you back on doing any of these, and you owe an update to device owners on whether you are really coming there that is better than ‘coming soon’ for well over 4 months. Pandora has these FYI, no reason you should not.

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Guido
Spotify Legend

Hey @AnGaeL.

 

Thanks for getting in touch!

 

We are always looking for ways to improve the app. We're also aware of the over 3000 votes that the Idea you linked has.

 

We can't say if or when certain features will be released, but if you'd like to see Offline playback for the Apple Watch, don't forget to vote for the Idea.

 

Sorry we can't say more for now. If you have further questions, let us know.

 

Have a nice day!

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MattSuda
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Good news!

 

Spotify now supports downloads on Apple Watch. This will be rolling out over the next several weeks.

 

Check out this Spotify news article for more info:

Enjoy More Ways Than Ever to Use Spotify on Your Apple Watch—Now With Downloads 

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ErJButler
Regular

Spotify employees are apparently learning to emulate the Trump. Take an idea that everyone wants, and ignore it out of spite till it goes away.

AppleG
Composer

Said in another conversation:

Nokia also thought that despite their arrogance they are invulnerable. there is nothing more to say.

hohoilbarista
Newbie

How many votes do you want?! We can make it happen bish, Twitter and I will drag you! 😾😡

Stonems23
Casual Listener

Get outside your bubble and get in touch with your customers Spotify. Whoever this moderator is would have been better of not posting. You consistently push out mediocre updates that are tend to be worse that the previous version and when we tell you what's wrong we get a meaningless response time and time again. Goodbye to Spotify.

Stonems23
Casual Listener

@guido someone should remove your rights as a moderator for that response 

eagleton
Regular

I love the new changes and wish Apple Music would let me delete albums but not the songs I liked. It's a major reason why I switched back to Spotify.

wkwalshmd
Newbie

/... Obviously we’re all angry about Spotify’s apathy towards and lack of disclosure regarding Apple Watch streaming.  No threats of leaving Spotify from me__ I just did.  Cancelled by premium family membership and switched to Apple Music.  I encourage others paying subscribers to do the same.  When they lose their paying base, customer service might become more of a priority.

ramborobinson
Regular

This answer is getting boring. Spotify bought out Snowy years ago which provided this function so you obviously know that people want it so stop asking people to vote and get on with it. It’s such a basic feature, and if there are Apple reasons why they won’t let you do it then just say instead of copying and pasting the same answer over and over. 

Rufius
Casual Listener

This is so redicoulous. Why why why? They HAVE the technology with the Snowy purchase. I don't get why they move so slow. I was so happy to be using my new Apple Watch with Spotify but would've never believed that they just don't deliver.

I am glad that I was lucky enough to download Apollo, which lets me save Spotify playlist to use offline on Apple Watch, but the user experience sucks and it is just a workaround.

 

The worst thing is that Spotify is acting like this is a fancy feature that we want, which we have to convince Spotify of implementing. As if this would not be something very fundamental that much more people want and that Spotify is actively working on. Why not treat this differently and say: "Guys this is on our roadmap, we are working on it. Expect the feature sometime in Qx" or whatever.

 

I consider Apple music more and more now. But if Deezer comes out with it, I am gone here immediately.

Ziii2
Visitor

 

read this on a site "https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/watchos-6/" . hopefully spotify will come out with an own app for watchOS 6 :

 

"watchOS 6 includes new tools for developers that will allow third-party apps to stream music, radio, and podcasts, so these features will no longer be limited to Apple's own apps. Apple says Core ML on Apple Watch uses the Neural Engine, which allows for faster processing of on-device inputs."

outofspace
Regular

I can only one answer for that situation.

Lack of respect for customers.

 

Just pure cynical business plan.

jonnyfc
Visitor

Very poor response from Spotify. Have been a loyal customer for many years, however, have just started an apple music membership. Offline integration with apple watch for workouts is a basic feature. Spotify needs to step up.

ErJButler
Regular

The Spotify execs bought snowy for the specific purpose of snuffing out any Apple integration.

 

Petty and pathetic.

ramborobinson
Regular
And stupid. Would have a lot more subscribers if there was integration.

Csm42
Newbie

I am also considering switching to Apple Music as someone who plans on buying a new Apple Watch in the next few months. This is disappointing. I love Spotify but the whole point of my buying an Apple Watch is to be able to ditch my phone while I run/workout. If I can't have that with Spotify, then sadly the backup (and only) option of Apple Music will have to do.  I've delayed making this decision long enough; Spotify please work on solving this issue ASAP!

Pedalen
Casual Listener

I were a big fan of Spotify. But now our family have switched to Apple music due to the lack of offlineplaying with Apple watch. Works perfectly and don’t even think we’ll switch back to Spotify after the arrogance they show their customers with Apple watch.

 

Instead they released offline playing with garmin music watches. Better if they said that this is strategic and that they won’t release offline version for Apple watch. Shame!

Land_kujira
Casual Listener

The fact they did it for Garmin watches, which are used by like NOBODY, is an embarassment to what Spotify used to be.

 

I've been using it for my entire music library since it first came to the US from Sweden, but the jump to Apple Music is feeling like less and less of an ordeal if Spotify can't provide something so basic. There are even services to migrate my playlists, and I can see why those services were created.

Jonesy_cj
Regular

Honestly come on. Just tell us whats happening. You’re losing people to terrible Apple music over stubbornness about a tiny feature. Come on!!!

Land_kujira
Casual Listener

Just started an Apple Music subscription, I’ll give Spotify a month, but it’s so easy to transfer playlists that I’ll leave for the convenience of having tunes on my Apple Watch

BeatsBox
Visitor

Such a shame. I have family account and I am forced to move to Apple Music. So long Spotify 

toenni13
Regular

That‘s cute. Any updates? Or will you just say that you can‘t say anything for now as you guys said since forever? I just recently cancelled my Spotify subscription and will be using Apple Music unless you just implement these not-so-groundbreaking-and-pretty-basic features to the Apple Watch App. 

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