Spotify Launches Its Apple Watch App To Keep Time With The Music [Download Now]

It’s now official! Spotify has released its first version of Apple Watch application which helps you keep time with the music streaming service. After rolling out wearable apps across other platforms over the past few weeks, Spotify also tested its music streaming service earlier this month, but the Apple Watch app doesn’t allow you to sync songs for offline playback yet, otherwise it is something that gives us confidence that the company has plans to improve the app in due course.

Spotify-using Apple Watch owners rejoice, for the music streaming has today released the “first version” of an Apple Watch app, which is part of the iPhone app version 8.4.79. It’s available as a free download from the App Store with the features and release notes mentioning the Apple Watch app is passing.

Indeed, Spotify’s Apple Watch app is a limited app for now, where the first version of it includes the ability to play music on the Apple Watch, or control how much is played to compatible Spotify Connect devices. Wolla! Spotify has also included complications for the Apple Watch.

As the first early look at Spotify’s Apple Watch app, is essentially a better way to control songs that are being played on your iPhone or other Spotify Connect devices. What you can’t do it, you can’t stream songs directly to the Apple Watch either via your phone or LTE on the Watch, while the app replaces the default “Now Playing” screen on the Apple Watch.

Thankfully, a full press release was released later – check that out at the bottom of this post.

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– This release includes the first version of our Apple Watch app

As aforementioned, this update comes after a TestFlight beta of the Spotify app surfaced with an early Apple Watch app this month, although there were very little capabilities within that beta. There’s the lack of offline playback which will disappoint many, especially as third-party Spotify Apple Watch apps already offer it.

Anyone out there wanting to try the new app can do so by simply updating to the latest version of Spotify on their Apple device and then installing the Apple Watch app via the configuration app of the same name. It’s a key feature that would allow Apple Watch owners to go for a run with just Bluetooth headphones wirelessly and leave their iPhone at home.

The bad news here is that the app is essentially limited to offering remote playback of music that is on an iPhone, where there should be nearby an Apple Watch, otherwise it is unable to function without it.

Spotify is promising that offline playback support is coming in the future. If you still interested in trying Spotify’s Apple Watch app, it’s rolling out to iOS users over the coming weeks.

Spotify’s announcement reads:

We’re constantly on the go—whether bouncing between the gym, work, school, errands, or just chilling—and our smartwatches are the tool to help keep us up to speed. Today, Spotify is introducing a new app for the Apple Watch, giving you the ability to seamlessly access and control your favorite music and podcasts without missing a beat.

We know the importance of having music on the go, which is why we’re excited to bring a new Spotify app to our highly mobile users on Apple Watch. With this new app, users can enjoy an improved experience with better control and the ability to seamlessly connect to your speakers or devices. And while we continue to innovate, we have many exciting things coming up —including the ability to listen to your music and podcasts offline.

More activities—more control Smartwatches let us access the world with a flick of our wrists. Ready to start your run? Hit play from your Apple Watch without having to wrangle your phone out of its running case. Running into a friend as you head into the grocery store? Tap pause to grab a cart and a chat. Not feeling a slow song during your birthday party? Skipping to the track that matches your mood and activity is now as easy as checking your notifications. Or, while listening to your favorite podcast, easily rewind 15 seconds to catch that detail you missed. It’s all right there on the watch face. Speaking of parties, easily connect your speakers or devices via Spotify Connect to effortlessly DJ from your watch.

Easier access—easier discovery The new integration with Apple Watch makes accessing your recently played songs simple, even with your phone in your pocket. Plus, if you find a new favorite track while on the go, just tap the ♡ icon on your watch screen to save it to your collection—and then feel free to stream it over and over again. This new experience will be rolling out to Apple Watch users over the coming week. Make sure that you have the latest version (v.8.4.79) of Spotify, or download it on the App Store—and look out for more updates coming soon.

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