After rolling out wearables apps throughout different platforms over the previous few weeks, Spotify simply launched the primary iteration of its Apple Watch app. The watchOS app shall be rolling out to Apple Watch customers over the following week, and it’s essential to have the newest model of the Spotify iOS app in your iPhone to obtain the app.
Very like Spotify’s different wearable machine apps, this system for the Apple Watch focuses on controlling playback in your iPhone from the watch. Customers can pause, play, skip, and rewind their music, podcasts, and different tracks. They will additionally faucet a coronary heart icon so as to add new music that they come across to their libraries. Most of those options, apart from including music to your library, can be found in Apple’s native Now Enjoying app that lets customers management playback from almost any audio supply on their related iPhone.
The Apple Watch app additionally has Spotify Join help, which lets customers handle connections and playback with Bluetooth units. Instantly from the watch, you may select which units—like laptops, audio system, headphones, and others—you wish to play music.
Spotify emphasizes in its launch notes that that is the primary model of its Apple Watch app. Presumably, meaning extra options are forthcoming. Spotify mentions the power to hearken to music and podcasts offline in its announcement, and that might be a much-welcomed function.
Different apps like Overcast and Audible already enable customers to obtain podcast episodes and audiobooks for offline listening to allow them to go away their iPhones behind and hear with paired Bluetooth headphones. To this point, solely Spotify premium customers with Garmin Fenix 5 Plus and Samsung Gear units can obtain tracks for offline listening, as that function is already out there on each of these platforms.
General, Spotify’s first iteration of its Apple Watch app is much like its not too long ago launched Put on OS app—it is a good begin, but it surely finally will not fulfill the wants of some premium Spotify prospects who need the power to save lots of music to the Watch, or stream music over LTE. Presently, solely the Apple Music watchOS app covers all of these bases.