Spotify can now be streamed on Apple Watch directly, without an iPhone
Spotify can now be streamed directly to Apple Watch, the company confirmed in a statement. Users will be able to stream music or podcasts on Apple Watch without having to connect to an iPhone. Spotify had started testing this feature for a limited group in September and is now expanding the direct streaming option to all users. The feature is reportedly available as a server-side upgrade. It still appears to be a broad beta release, so it may not be available to all Apple Watch users yet.
The music streaming service confirmed to Engadget that had begun implementing streaming capabilities for Spotify in the Apple watch. Users can stream music and podcasts on Spotify without using your iPhones, thanks to the new function. However, listening offline still doesn’t seem to be an option on Apple Watch.
German site Macerkopf reported that multiple users were viewing the feature on their Apple Watch. An image shared by the publication shows the following message on the Apple Watch: Would you like to stream Spotify on your Apple Watch? Choose it here.
The Spotify streaming option for Apple Watch was released to a larger group of people over the weekend, according to the report. Users can access their music library over Wi-Fi or cellular network with the Spotify app on Apple Watch and listen through Bluetooth headphones or speakers. IPhones no longer need to be connected while listening to Spotify on Apple Watch. Therefore, users will not have to carry the phone for a run or walk, and can simply rely on the Apple Watch.
The report notes that there is no search function in the Spotify app on the Apple Watch. Users have to depend on Siri for this function to work.