Spotify was released for the Apple Watch back in 2018, and with the launch of Apple Watch Series 6, we are witnessing a few changed to the application. This Apple Watch version of Spotify does come with a fair share of limitations, though. You can control the music playback, skip tracks, select a playlist, and make a custom playlist all from your wristwatch. But you still can not leave behind your iPhone at home and go for a run with Bluetooth earphones connected to your Apple watch, expecting to play songs on Spotify. The offline playback feature is not yet available for the Apple watch version of Spotify.
However, we have clarification from Spotify that they are working on an update to bring this feature to the Spotify app on the Apple watch. Until then, you will need to have an active connection between your Apple Watch and your iPhone to play the offline tracks saved on your iPhone’s Spotify library. So if you want to directly control your Spotify music on your Bluetooth earphone from the Apple Watch with the iPhone nearby, you can do that easily by connecting to Spotify directly from the Apple Watch. But how exactly can someone connect to Spotify on their Apple Watch? Let’s find out in this article.
How to connect Spotify from Apple Watch?
There are specific requirements for using Spotify on your Apple Watch. Firstly, the app does not work on its own directly from the Apple Watch. You will need to have the smartphone app installed on your iPhone as well, and it will take the data from that application to control the music from your Apple Watch.
Now to even facilitate this, you will need an iPhone running on iOS 10 or above. And for the watch, you will need a watch running on watchOS 4 or above. Once you have ensured you have the required iOS and watchOS versions, go ahead with the process mentioned below.
- Go to the App Store and install the Spotify app on your iPhone(if you have not done it already).
- Now open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
- In the “My Watch” tab, tap on “Installed on Apple Watch.” It will display the list of installed apps on your Apple Watch.
- Check and see if you Spotify on this list. You probably won’t have it if you are trying this for the first time.
- Go to the “Available Apps” section and tap on the “Install” button next to Spotify.
- Now to open Spotify on your Apple Watch, scroll through the app grid, and you will find it right there. If your watch is connected to your smartphone and you open Spotify on your smartphone, then Spotify will automatically start on its own in the Apple Watch.
Once you are connected to Spotify on your Apple Watch via your iPhone, you can use all of the Apple Watch Spotify app supported features.
- You can control the playback from the Watch itself. That is, you will have the option to play, pause, skip forward, and skip backward on all your tracks.
- You will also get access to your playlists. A swipe to the left will take you to a list of all the recent playlists you have played from the Spotify account. Here, you can go over to the library section and even change to a different playlist, artist, or album right from the watch itself. Again, a swipe to the right will get you the list of all the tracks on your current playlist. If you want to switch over to a track lower on your playlist quickly, then you can do that right here.
- You also get a shortcut for Spotify connect as a new addition to the watch application. You can then ping your music to any compatible device, such as your smartphone, or any speaker like the Amazon Echo.
- Just like how you add songs to your library by tapping on the heart icon next to the track on your smartphone, you will have this feature on your watch. You can now add any song you want to your library as you will see the heart icon on your watch application.
We still don’t have the option of LTE streaming straight from the watch application of Spotify yet, and we will probably not see this in the future. Apple does not let third-party apps access LTE or WiFi streaming on the Apple Watch, so until Apple changes its policy, streaming from the Apple watch itself without the iPhone seems unlikely. And we don’t have support for offline playback for Spotify’s paid users, but Spotify has mentioned that they are working on an update to make this happen in the future soon. So that might be the most significant update we will see in the future update of the Apple watch Spotify application.
So that is all about how you can connect and use Spotify from the Apple Watch. If you have any questions or queries about this guide, then comment down below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.