Spotify is Coming to Apple Watch With Beta App Available Now

Spotify is officially coming to Apple Watch, as the streaming music service today delighted users with an early beta version of the watchOS app through TestFlight. There is no timeframe for a public release yet.

A few Reddit users participating in Spotify's public beta testing program have shared screenshots of the app's icon, playback controls, and recently played list with a toggle for shuffle mode.


According to one Reddit user, offline downloads are currently not supported, but the feature could be added later of course. The user also says the app has yet to be optimized for 40mm and 44mm sized Apple Watch Series 4 models, but that's also something that could be taken care of during the beta testing period.

An official Spotify for Apple Watch has been long awaited, especially after third-party app Spotty was discontinued.

Update: In a statement provided to MacRumors, a Spotify spokesperson said "we're always testing new products and experiences, but have no further news to share at this time."

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19 months ago
If they do add offline download support, then this is a game changer. I'd trade Spotify's interface for Apple Music when hell freezes over, so this means that I may finally be able to go out on runs without needing to carry a phone. Well done to the Spotify team!
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19 months ago

This won't happen until Apple allows third parties to use Streaming (My understanding is it's currently tied down to Apple only Apps)

This is what's killing the Watch for me now.

I just got an S4 LTE and am very limited in what I can do without my phone nearby and connected. The main reason I got the LTE was to not have to bring my phone when I go for a run or bike ride, but without the phone only Apple's workout app can utilize GPS and data, and it's far from my top choice of app. So I still have to bring my phone with me, and I get to pay $10/month for the privilege.
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19 months ago
It appears that our wishes are finally being answered.
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19 months ago
Too little too late, I’m afraid. I waited long for this for primarily one feature: offline playback of my run list while out running without my phone.

They have had a long time and that single feature doesn’t even look like it’s going to be part of the app.

Enjoyed my time with Spotify, but haven’t looked back since switching to Apple Music. That delivers everything including LTE streaming. Simply amazing
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19 months ago
this is awesome
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19 months ago
Wahey!Finally! Just as my watch is bricked
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