Spotify and Apple Watch

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Re: Spotify and Apple Watch

MattSuda
Community Legend

Hey Dudabrand,

 

On a Spotify website dedicated to listing unfair Apple behavior, Spotify says they are working on offline functionality for their Apple Watch app.

 

The wording has been there for over a year so far so no promises if this feature will come. No release date mentioned.

 

https://timetoplayfair.com/timeline/

 

"September 2018

Apple finally allows enhanced functionality for the Spotify app on the Apple Watch


With Watch OS 5, Apple allowed the Spotify team to start developing offline functionality"

Re: Spotify and Apple Watch

mjpzero
Casual Listener

Dear Spotify,

 

Apple watch owners are looking for two features:

  1. The ability to stream music from the Apple watch via Wi-Fi (and Cellular)
  2. The ability to store music on the Apple watch for offline playback

IMHO, feature #1 is the trump card.  Bring this, and I'll continue being a loyal Spotify subscriber forever.  Many Apple watch owners who are Spotify users will be ecstatic.  People who left Spotify for Apple Music will come back.  You will secure your user base.

 

Feature #2 I would consider a temporary hold off until #1 can be developed.  While I would much prefer the ability to stream, I would consider this an acceptable stopgap solution in the interim.

 

2019 is coming to a close and we -- the Spotify community -- still have no update on this.  I am seriously considering making the switch to Apple Music.  I prefer Spotify on almost every level, but it is unacceptable to continue without an update or a confirmation that these features are coming. I have held off buying an Apple Watch for nearly 2 years because of the inability to music from Spotify via Wi-Fi.  Apple made history in June 2019 by bringing third parties the tools needed to add this functionality.  This is now a must have feature.

 

Spotify has dropped the ball by not immediately getting a team dedicated to building this feature, or at the very least not confirming for users that it is being developed.  I am honestly shocked that Spotify is asking users to vote for this feature.  Are you kidding?  In the past Spotify has blamed Apple for not enabling developers to develop this functionality and now that Apple responds Spotify is doing a 180?

 

Watch Series 4 is going on steep discounts this coming Black Friday and I do not wish to wait until year for a smartwatch without any confirmation that these features are coming.  I am tired of bringing my phone to the gym just because I would not be able to use Spotify with a watch.  Apple has everything I want right now.  Please confirm these features are in the process of being developed and that we are valued customers.

Re: Spotify and Apple Watch

Pedalen
Casual Listener

Very good shout out! But don’t bother. Nor answer or update will come our way. I’ve just bought AirPods pro AS well. Marvellous product and Apple music gives top notch features on both Apple watch and AirPods. It’s easy to convert playlists from Spotify to Apple music, so don’t bother. Just convert to Apple music, same price and no more annoying lack of features. Good Bye Spotify👋🏻

Re: Spotify and Apple Watch

loydcoyl
Visitor
Come on . Watch os6 is out . AT LAST FIX THE OFFLINE PLAYBACK ON APPLE WATCH

Re: Spotify and Apple Watch

Maglux
Visitor

No more waiting due to Spotifys unwillingness to adress this problem. (listening on apple watch)

 

Bye bye Spotify!

 

:(

Re: Spotify and Apple Watch

gparada
Casual Listener
Where do I vote for offline playback on Apple Watch?
Thx

Re: Spotify and Apple Watch

AppleG
Composer
Forget it. There is no company that ignores customers more than Spotify.

Re: Spotify and Apple Watch

prestress
Casual Listener
Yeah, I guess it is time to switch to Apple Music. I am sorry for doing it, but I haven't bought the Apple Watch not to listen to music on it. It is a pity that Spotify is going down in such a way.

Re: Spotify and Apple Watch

Kels1
Visitor

Hello Guido,

 

What is the current progress on this activity?? 

Re: Spotify and Apple Watch

prestress
Casual Listener

The situation is "Dead and forgotten". I personally decided to end my subscription in favor of Apple music at the end of the month. Apple music is at the same price and more versatile. After all - this is why competition exists.

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