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Possibilities of Spotify on Apple Watch

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Spotify is easily one of the best music streaming services available out there. Their iOS app has been around for a very long time now, ever since the early days of iOS. This has led many iOS users to put their faith in the service, some of whom swear by it now. With the release of the Apple Watch, the Spotify user-base is looking eagerly towards the possibility of an app on their Watch.

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First, let’s recap what the Apple Watch will let you do. It has no networking capabilities of its own, and can only be paired with an iPhone for GPS and network data. So streaming music onto the Watch itself is out of the question.

The Watch does come with an in-built microphone and speaker, but those are predominantly used for making cellular calls. It does not come with a 3.5mm jack to plug your headphones in, although Bluetooth headphones are a far-off possibility. So listening to music through the Watch isn’t something you should consider.

The best you can do right now with the Watch is to control music playback on your iPhone. This is especially helpful when you’re working out or busy on the commute. So a Spotify app – should one ever be made – would be expected to control music streaming through the Watch.

One thing to note is, Apple itself is reportedly working on a Spotify competitor. It is powered by Beats Music, and will be unveiled at its big developer event in June. That would probably also be the time when Apple unveils the next version of iOS. The beta version of the service will be revealed at WWDC.

In my opinion, Spotify on Apple Watch isn’t a far-fetched possibility. If Apple is bringing such a service to the Watch, then the developers at Spotify would need to keep pace. Besides, the app is only expected to control playback or display lyrics – nothing that the Watch can’t handle.

Do you use Spotify? What do you have to say about the possibility of Spotify on Apple Watch? Let us know in the comments section below!

P.S: Before you go, do check out this Spotify on Apple Watch concept I came across on the Spotify Community forum.

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10 Comments

  1. I think the Apple Watch will / should have same controls of the swipe-up menu of the I-phone, which can control any app playing, including Spotify. Isn’t it?

    1. Thanks for that info.
      If the apple watch streamed music through Spotify and blue tooth head phones as well as supported my STRAVA exercise app, I would be one amazingly happt lady! Until then, I am not interested in getting one.

      1. I’ve said this many of times to people when they tell me I should consider buying one! Until I can stream my spotify to my bluetooth headphones while I’m at the gym, I’m not interested in a $400 watch.

    2. Such controls probably will be available, but we still wouldn’t be able to pick songs from our Your Music collection on Spotify or choose a playlist without an app.

  2. I’d be very interested in a Spotify controller on my Apple Watch. I’ve used Apple’s music app on the Apple Watch to control music on my phone, and it works great. I wonder if the user interface could be improved because the menus are small, and I frequently tap selections I didn’t mean to. But in the short term, all I want is a controller that works like the one already on Apple Watch.

  3. I def want spotifie on Apple Watch! Apple should show they are up for the competition with a good produkt of their own rather than simply just forcing people into Apple music. So far into Apple Music I still prefer Spotifie and I really hope Apple will allow it on the Apple watch.

  4. I want to go running without my phone and listen to music with my apple watch. thats why I want a standalone spotify app on my apple watch with the ability to connect bluetooth headphones to it.

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