How to download songs from Spotify to Apple Watch and listen offline?

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Category: Spotify FAQ

Spotify released the offline music feature on Apple Watch in May 2021 for Premium members. It is another alternative to Apple Music, Deezer, and Tidal, which already allowed to send playlists or albums to the watch to listen even without internet when the user is not with the iPhone around. Learn how to download songs to Watch for offline listening via Bluetooth headphones.

Spotify on Apple Watch

Listen to offline music from Spotify on Apple Watch

Spotify lets you upload playlists, albums, or podcasts to Apple Watch. Whichever content you choose, the process is the same. Especially for playlists, the ones that will be downloaded on the watch can have a maximum of 50 tracks.

  1. In the Spotify app on iPhone, find the playlist, album, or podcast you want to download from Apple Watch;
  2. Tap the three-dot button to open the menu;
  3. Select the “Download to Apple Watch” option.

Steps for downloading Spotify playlists or albums for offline listening on Apple Watch

During the process, it’s important to keep the iPhone and Apple Watch close together. The progress of downloads can be followed in the Spotify app on the watch.

Once the songs are downloaded, just connect your Bluetooth headset to your Apple Watch and listen without your cell phone and without an internet connection. For AirPods, the connection is automatic if they are already paired with iPhone. Other Bluetooth accessories can be paired in the Settings > Bluetooth menu from the watch itself.

The ability to download Spotify music offline on the Watch requires a Series 3 model or higher, with at least watchOS 6 (at least version 7.1 of the watch operating system is recommended). Here on TechToDown, we’ve already shown how to update the Apple Watch. The Spotify app on the iPhone must also be up to date.

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