Spotify Launching Redesigned Apple Watch App With Several Improvements

Spotify today announced it is rolling out a redesigned Apple Watch app with a "new and improved listening experience" that allows users to more easily browse music and podcasts in "Your Library" and more quickly download music for offline playback.

Spotify Apple Watch App 2022 Redesign
In a blog post, Spotify said the new design includes larger artwork, new animations, the ability to swipe to like a song, a blue dot next to new podcast episodes, and more. The new design will require an updated version of the Spotify app rolling out on the App Store — it doesn't yet appear to be available for all users as of this writing.

As noted by The Verge, Spotify remains silent about its Hi-Fi audio tier that it promised to launch back in 2021. Apple Music offers lossless audio at no additional charge.

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Top Rated Comments

vegetassj4 Avatar
21 months ago
I must be old, I'm still listening to music from Napster, winMX and Kazaa.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Reason077 Avatar
21 months ago
Nice! Spotify on Apple Watch is already pretty decent.

Now, I just wish they’d add support for Siri and HomePod.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexjholland Avatar
21 months ago
Spotify's Apple Watch app is total garbage - it frequently fails to play downloaded playlists.

Spotify couldn't be clearer that they're trying to punish Apple users with a suite of dodgy user experiences.

The fact they kicked off over no third-party Homepod access and now that it's available won't develop a third-party integration is hard proof that they're a bad faith actor.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stiksi Avatar
21 months ago
Downloading tracks has been completely pointless because Spotify forces headphones to connect to the phone instead of the watch. Is this changing or is this just more talk?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pianoplayah Avatar
21 months ago
no HomePod still, huh?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
timscha Avatar
21 months ago
It can only get better. The current one is a total mess for me.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)