It’s been a long time to come, but offline Spotify support for the Apple Watch has finally fallen, and we’ve found a way to set it up.
Following news earlier this week that Deezer is adding offline playback to its Apple Watch app, Spotify has wasted no time in overtaking the competition by unveiling the same feature in its app available from today.
However this feature is only available to Spotify Premium members, so if you are currently signed up for free-tier then you will not be able to take your songs offline with you. It is also worth noting that this feature requires at least one Apple Watch 3 – older Apple wearables are not supported.
Still, this is great news for any runner, cyclist or gym enthusiast who likes to leave their phone at home during workouts. Offline Spotify playback has typically been a rare feature for ushers in the wearable space, available only on a select handful of Garmin and Samsung devices.
With the addition of Spotify, there are now a total of three music services that can be used offline with Apple Watch, the other two being Deezer and Apple Music.
If you want to enjoy your favorite Spotify podcast, playlist or album on your Apple Watch, then these are the steps you need to follow.
- Open Spotify on your Apple Watch, locate and choose the music or podcast you want to download
- Tap on the three dots (…) icon and then tap on ‘Download to Apple Watch’.
- The download will be completed when a green arrow appears next to your selected content
- Connect a pair of Bluetooth earbuds or headphones wirelessly, and enjoy!
If you’re thinking about buying an Apple Watch, but aren’t sure which one is right for you, check out our pick for the best smartwatch of 2021. Alternatively, if you’re curious about new developments from Wear OS, see the recent announcement of Google’s partnership with Samsung.