- Spotify is launching an updated Wear OS application.
- The application finally brings offline playback support to the device.
- Devices running Wear OS 2.0 or higher will benefit from the update.
Spotify launched its Wear OS app in 2018. It brings the basic remote control function to the user’s wrist, but there is almost no other than that. Three years later, Spotify finally brought one of the most popular features in the new update, namely offline playback.
in a announcement Simultaneously with the release of Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4, Spotify confirmed that users will be able to download their playlists, albums or podcasts to their smart watches and listen to files directly from the watch. This feature also means that users will no longer need to carry a smartphone to play tracks. For runners or those looking for more independent smartwatch functions, this is a huge benefit.
However, there are some caveats. To download and listen to music offline, you need a Spotify Premium plan. Free users can only download podcasts on their devices, but they “will be able to play their music in random mode using Wi-Fi or cellular connections.”
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Fortunately, this update will not only affect Wear OS 3 devices. Spotify confirmed that devices running Wear OS 2.0 will also benefit from the updated applications and features. Fossil, Suunto and Mobvoi watches will also be the first to see updates.
After the update is released, users can find the music and podcasts they want to download from the watch. There will be a green arrow next to the name of the downloaded file. You also need a pair of Bluetooth headsets or earplugs paired with the smart watch.
Spotify did not confirm a specific date for launching the updated app, but did indicate that it will arrive in the “coming weeks.”