The ability to stream music from the Apple watch via Wi-Fi (and Cellular)
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.
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👋🏻
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.