How to download Spotify Songs instead of streaming them

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Screenshot: Beth Skwarecki, Spotify – Finally, without a phone or an Internet connection, listen to the Spotify tracks from your watch. Spotify has finally given you the ability to download songs to your watch, which we once called the “Holy Grail of smartphone streaming,” so that you can listen to them even when the phone is home and are jogging in the woods with no data connection. This feature is now rolling out even if a Spotify Premium account is needed to use it.

You must also connect your bluetooth headphones with the watch to play any type of music from your Apple Watch (they won’t play from the speakers of the watch). Open the watch Settings app to connect Bluetooth head phones, tap Bluetooth or activate pairing mode on your device if you haven’t already done this. Once connected, you can listen directly with apps to music or podcasts from the watch. (For instance, Apple Music or Audible.)

How to download Apple Watch spotify playlists

  • On your phone, open Spotify.
  • Please select a playlist. (The individual tracks cannot be downloaded.)
  • The options “download to that system” (i.e. your telephone) should be one and “download to Apple Watch” another one. To get a menu, tap on the three points.
  • Open the Spotify app on your Apple Watch.
  • Tap the phone-like rectangle, and you can decide from where to listen. Select your watch. Select your watch.

This last step is important since the Apple Watch app from Spotify can act as a phone remote. When you choose a watch, the music will play from your watch and your phone can be left at home. Just make sure you have fully downloaded your music before you leave.

You can swipe your library and recently played songs from the main Spotify screen in the app to what they call the “home” spotify screen. Downloads are now an option, and you can choose to hear a downloaded playlist.

How many music on my Apple Watch do I download?

Spotify says downloads are limited to 50 tracks per playlist, but as many playlists as possible you can download. They estimate that, according to what else, the watch can usually hold 10 hours of audio.