Spotify Brings Standalone Streaming Support for its Apple Watch App

Spotify continues to delight many people’s musical taste, as it offers more than 50 million songs from all genres. The service was also counting over 299 million active users worldwide for the second quarter of 2020, but the developers are seeking to improve the app even more.

Spotify is available for a wide range of platforms, not only for smartphones and computers. The app also works for game consoles, speakers, TVs, smartwatches, and also on other devices. But the Apple Watch version is the star of the show today.

Support for standalone streaming on the Apple Watch app began to roll out

Since Spotify already began the rollout, you can expect to see the change on your Apple Watch anytime by now. By supporting standalone streaming, users will get to listen to Spotify music or podcasts through a Wi-Fi connection or cellular, without the need to be tethered to their iPhone. More precisely, you’ll need a pair of Bluetooth headphones or AirPods, and the rest is easy-peasy: Spotify users can stream music directly from their wrist.

A Spotify spokesperson said:

We’re focused on developing experiences that enable users to listen to Spotify wherever and whenever they want – regardless of the device or platform,

After an initial testing period, we are now rolling out streaming capabilities for Spotify on the Apple Watch,

Although you should choose the paid version of Spotify if you don’t want your listening to be interrupted by ads (of course, nobody likes them!), you can also test the full features of the app for free for a whole month. If you further decide to buy a subscription, you must know that a Spotify Premium membership costs $9.99 per month.

In order to benefit from the new addition, you’ll need at least an Apple Watch Series 3 with watchOS 6.0+ and either a cellular connection or Wi-Fi

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