Apple Watch users can stream Spotify without needing iPhone connection

Users with an Apple Watch now have the ability to play Spotify streams on their smartwatch without having to be connected to an iPhone. This standalone streaming feature was previously not available on apple watch.

Several users reported to 9to5Mac that they have the ability to stream Spotify on the Apple Watch via the app. Spotify has confirmed to TechCrunch that streaming capabilities for the music service will now be available to everyone for the Apple Watch after an earlier testing period. The streaming function can be used over a Wi-Fi connection or over mobile internet, and for listening, Apple’s smartwatch must be connected via Bluetooth to headphones, for example.

The Spotify app for the Apple Watch appeared two years ago and only gave users the ability to control music playback. Spotify indicated at the time that offline listening would also come, but that is still absent to date. It is not known when this feature will become available. To stream Spotify directly, at least an Apple Watch Series 3 with watchOS 6.0+ is needed, appears from a Spotify page.