Spotify lands on Apple Watch, offers just remote control functionality for now

Peter, 13 November 2018

Spotify has landed on the Apple Watch, just update the app on your iPhone (v.8.4.79) and it should show up on the watch (unless you’ve disabled Automatic App Install). If you haven’t already, you can download Spotify from the App Store.

Note that this is just remote control for the music playback on your phone – you can play/pause, skip tracks and fast forward/rewind. You can also use this to control Spotify Connect speakers (Connect was recently enabled on the free tier).

Spotify is working on a fully offline, phone-free experience, which will be a true alternative to Apple Music, but that's apparently not ready yet.



Reader comments

Well, Wear OS had that for years. Tizen on Samsung watches has a full-fledged app, with offline features. Still funny to see that in 2018 only when others are late to the party, your materials include statements like "after being on iOS since last su...

  • jmossman
  • 14 Nov 2018
  • 7LH

Spotify has over 4X the amount of paid users Apple Music does. Is there a demand.. of COURSE there is a demand. Apple music sucks!

  • Anonymous
  • 14 Nov 2018
  • pj8

But why have spotify when theres Apple music? Chosing spotify is like going to a bar full of single girls and waking up with a cow in the morning. Spotify dont want to tell us the truth hree, if there was a demand for spotify on apple watch the...

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