How to Download Music, Playlists and Podcasts from Spotify on App
(Pocket-lint) – Spotify previously announced that it would let you download music to Apple Watch and the feature has started rolling out to users.
There’s clearly been a shift in how Apple treats third-party music services on Apple Watch, as Deezer also recently announced downloads.
Now if you’re a Spotify user, you no longer need your phone to listen to music offline – perfect for those of us who love the Apple Watch but use Spotify instead of Apple Music .
Spotify says the feature has been “highly requested” and the equivalent layout has also been announced for Wear OS.
The Spotify app on Apple Watch is being rolled out to all users globally, Spotify says. You’ll need Apple Watch Series 3 or later, with watchOS 6.0 or later (although Spotify recommends 7.1+= or later).
Before recently, the only way to download music to the watch was through Apple’s Music app, either through the Apple Music streaming service or by loading music to the watch from the phone with the app. Watch. You can also sync podcasts using the Apple Podcasts app.
As you’d expect, you need a Spotfiy Premium/Duo/Family account to take advantage of the ability to download albums, playlists or podcasts to the watch.
How to Download Spotify Music to Apple Watch
To download, you will need a cellular or Wi-Fi connection and a Spotify Premium account. Also, make sure that you are also using the latest version of Spotify on your iPhone.
- Find the music and podcasts you want to download to your watch.
- Select the playlist, album, or podcast and tap the three dots (…) and choose Download to Apple Watch
- To check the progress, head to the Downloads section of the watch.
- Once the playlists, albums, or podcasts in your library are downloaded, you’ll see a small green arrow next to their names.
- Connect your headphones and start listening.
What else can Spotify do for Apple Watch?
As before, you can still use your Apple Watch to control playback from other devices using Spotify Connect.
And the Apple Watch app can still stream music like before, as well as work with Siri – just say “Hey, Siri” followed by your command to play your favorite songs, artists, albums, playlists and podcasts, for example “Hey, Siri, play my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify.”
You can also “like” music, ask what’s playing, and control things like volume, skip track, play, and pause.
You must end Make sure you end each command with “on Spotify” so that Siri doesn’t try to execute the command with Apple Music.
Written by Dan Grabham.