Spotify Announces Downloads and Offline Playback on Apple Watch for Premium Subscribers

Spotify has announced it will finally allow users to download and play back songs, albums, playlists, and podcasts on their Apple Watch.

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So far, Spotify users have been unable to download songs to their Apple Watch, always requiring an internet connection to play back songs. Now, requiring a premium subscription and watchOS 7 or later, Spotify will allow customers to download songs right on their wrist. Spotify already offered users this feature with Fitbit, Samsung Galaxy watches, and other smartwatches.

Spotify has provided these steps for how to download songs, playlists, albums, and more to the Apple Watch:

1. Find the music and podcasts you want to download on your watch.
2 Select the playlist, album, or podcast and press the three dots (…) and choose “Download to Apple Watch.”
3. To check on the progress, head over to the Downloads section on the watch.
4. Once playlists, albums, or podcasts in your library are downloaded, you’ll see a little green arrow next to their names.
5. Connect your headphones and start listening, no matter where you are!

With offline support on the Apple Watch, users can also use Siri to play songs right from Spotify, much like on the iPhone. Spotify says that offline playback from the Apple Watch will be 96 kbps and that the functionality is rolling out to users in the coming weeks.

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Top Rated Comments

Tymmz Avatar
5 weeks ago
A shame. Switched to Apple Music a few month back, then got the HomePod and today the Apple TV. I don’t think I’ll be returning to Spotify anytime soon. If they had introduced Watch support earlier things would probably look very different now.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jfunker Avatar
5 weeks ago
96k? really? This is like dial up quality.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Theyayarealivin Avatar
5 weeks ago
A little too late into the game?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FightTheFuture Avatar
5 weeks ago
Wow. Welcome to 2015 Spotify.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BGPL Avatar
5 weeks ago
I was just about to dump Spotify when they came down with Apple Watch support a while back - and now I couldn't be happier with this news, even better. I just love the Spotify interface, and call me lazy but moving my playlists over is a huge feat.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bumbo Avatar
5 weeks ago
Yeah far too late. Take a look at their 'community' pages asking for this feature. No comms, no updates and now the 'last' of the big players to bring this to the watch. They're a podcast company now.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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