Spotify has released a new offline feature on Apple Watch. Now, Premium subscribers will be able to download their favorite tracks, albums, and podcasts on their Apple Watches to continue their listening experience offline. The company says it is a good way to “disconnect from your phone and stay connect to your music.” The feature is rolling out worldwide.
Paired with AirPods or third-party Bluetooth headphones, Spotify users with an Apple Watch can listen to audio files like songs, podcasts, and other content. However, without active WiFi or cellular connectivity, apps on the Apple Watch do not work unless they support offline download feature.
Spotify launches offline download feature on Apple Watch for Premium subscribers
Now like Apple Music, Spotify allows users to download songs or podcasts offline, so they can enjoy the content when out for a walk, cooking, drawing, and other activities for which users would not carry their smartphones. As per the announcement, users can easily download content to listen to offline:
- Find the music and podcasts you want to download on your watch.
- Select the playlist, album, or podcast and press the three dots (…) and choose “Download to Apple Watch.”
- To check on the progress, head over to the Downloads section on the watch.
- Once playlists, albums, or podcasts in your library are downloaded, you’ll see a little green arrow next to their names.
- Connect your headphones and start listening, no matter where you are!
In addition, the Swedish music streaming service now allows all users to control playback directly from their Apple Watch via Spotify Connect. They can not only play, pause and skip songs or podcasts on their smartwatch but also control playback from speakers, TV, or consoles via the smartwatch.
Starting this week, the new offline download feature is releasing to Premium account holders, globally. So, users will have to update their iPhone and Apple Watch apps to enjoy the new features. The update requires Apple Watch Series 3 or later on watchOS 6.0 or later.