Spotify has started rolling out support for standalone streaming via the Spotify app for Apple Watch. With the new feature, Spotify users can listen to music or podcasts from Spotify over WiFi or cellular without a nearby iPhone.
The Spotify Apple Watch app has been available for the last few years, but the option of standalone streaming is new. Spotify has been testing the feature for a few months, and prior to now, listening to Spotify is also required on Apple Watch models with a standalone cellular connection.
Spotify music can be streamed directly from the Apple Watch to Bluetooth headphones, which is ideal in situations where there isn’t a need for a phone, such as exercising.
The feature is still available in beta capacity and is not available to all users at this time, but Spotify has confirmed that it is “rolling out” as it is today. German site Macerkopf.de First Changes Seen, Confirmed Techcrunch.
“We’re focused on developing experiences that enable users to listen to Spotify wherever and whenever they want – regardless of device or platform. After the initial testing period, we now Spotify on Apple Watch Are rolling out streaming capabilities for, “a spokesman told Techcrunch.
It may take some time for the new standalone streaming option to become available to all Apple Watch owners. The Spotify app can be downloaded for free from the App Store. [Direct Link]