I just moved from a Garmin that had offline to AW5 and just assumed it would work!
Amazed to find it doesn't, I'll be trying the 3 month Apple Music trial and switching over my family sub if that's the only way for offline.
For others that have switched, how was it? Did you notice any pros and cons?
I don't think there are many pros or cons, the UI is different but not worse, it just needs a bit getting used to. Imo the playlists were a bit better over at Spotify but there are ways to transfer playlists from one platform to another. I switched as well and gotta say, its just great to being able to play music on the AW without my phone 🙂
Other 2 months of the Daniel Ek laughing at us and our miniscule request. He can't help it. As a founder of a half-commited & lucky startup, he is desperately jealous of real companies like Apple. He acts out his emotions by depriving his user base like a child would. Typical 1%er behavior. And here you and I are contributing to his $billions at the expense of artists. Might as well vote a billionaire real estate mogul into the white house. Oh wait
By the way, I was waiting the last week for an app update of Spotify, still hoping they would just roll out the feature.
Todax the update came - with new Siri support to the app. Unfortunately, still no changes to the Apple watch version so far 😞
I'm continuing to hope that it will come in the next weeks - until then the free Apple Music trial started. But tbh, I want to stay with Spotify if this missing feature is added. It's much better with all the personalization.
Don’t think the Samsung partnership is the reason. Many people maybe do not buy an Apple Watch because Spotify is not working as expected and they are longtime Spotify users. If the feature would roll out both would benefit.
People... The ONLY reason why Spotify won't enable offline and streaming mode for the Apple Watch App is because they DON'T WANT TO. They could do it, Apple allows it and others have done it. (Browse the other "discussion" sites on this topic.) But they don't. Because they don't care about their customers. That's it. And before you wait for them to do something, let me save you some time: They won't (as they said themselves). So just switch to Apple Music or something else if you want to stream or download music to your Apple Watch.