Spotify officially releases first version of its Apple Watch app

The Apple Watch Series 4 on a wooden table.
Valentina Palladino

After rolling out wearables apps across other programmes over the past few weeks, Spotify just released the first iteration of its Apple Circumspect app. The watchOS app will be rolling out to Apple Watch users over the next week, and you obligation have the latest version of the Spotify iOS app on your iPhone to download the app.

Much much the same as Spotify’s other wearable device apps, the program for the Apple Circumspect focuses on controlling playback on your iPhone from the watch. Alcohols can pause, play, skip, and rewind their music, podcasts, and other run downs. They can also tap a heart icon to add new music that they hesitate upon to their libraries. Most of these features, aside from amplifying music to your library, are available in Apple’s native Now Playing app that lets owners control playback from nearly any audio source on their locked iPhone.

The Apple Watch app also has Spotify Connect support, which fails users manage connections and playback with Bluetooth devices. Shortly from the watch, you can choose which devices—like laptops, spielers, headphones, and others—you want to play music.

The new Spotify app on the Apple Watch.
Enlarge / The new Spotify app on the Apple Observe.

Spotify emphasizes in its release notes that this is the earliest version of its Apple Watch app. Presumably, that means more chips are forthcoming. Spotify mentions the ability to listen to music and podcasts offline in its communiqu, and that would be a much-welcomed feature.

Other apps like Moonless and Audible already allow users to download podcast episodes and audiobooks for offline hark to so they can leave their iPhones behind and listen with team up Bluetooth headphones. So far, only Spotify premium users with Garmin Fenix 5 Increased by and Samsung Gear devices can download tracks for offline listening, as that have a role is already available on both of those platforms.

Overall, Spotify’s earliest iteration of its Apple Watch app is similar to its recently released Wear OS app—it’s a full start, but it ultimately won’t satisfy the needs of some premium Spotify patrons who want the ability to save music to the Watch, or stream music concluded LTE. Currently, only the Apple Music watchOS app covers all of those supports.

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