A new official Spotify app for Google Wear OS has been revealed. It has many of the same features as the company’s Android app but in a smaller package.
Around ten years ago, the Swedish company Spotify Technology debuted its music streaming service. Since then, 65 different nations now offer it. A paid subscription service that offers music downloads and improved streaming quality is available, in addition to a freemium version with limited features and advertisements.
Not that Spotify didn’t already have a Wear OS app, though. However, there were many issues with the programme. As a result, users have to rely on third-party apps for some tasks. Many of these issues are fixed in the updated version, which also enables users to browse, play, and store music in their collection and other devices using Spotify Connect.
The Google Wear OS Fossil Gen 4 and Michael Kors Access Runway smartwatches will both receive official Spotify apps, according to Spotify.
However, you won’t have an Apple Watch experience. The app still has to be connected via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or LTE to a device on which Spotify Connect has been configured. This might be your Sonos speakers, laptop, desktop, or smartphone. Therefore, offline playback is not yet supported. However, it’s feasible that this will be included in later software upgrades.
According to Mikael Ericsson, Senior Product Director at Spotify, “We’re thrilled to deliver greater on-the-go access to your favorite music and podcasts to millions of Spotify users on Wear OS by Google smartwatches.”
“Accessing, connecting, and controlling music conveniently from your wrist offers up a world of new possibilities.” We anticipate enhancing the Spotify experience in this area going forward.
Additionally, Spotify has made the Fossil Group a member of its relationship. Starting in November, all Fossil Gen 4 and Michael Kors Access Runway smartwatches will automatically install the latest software. Spotify recently added support for appropriate Garmin watches. The Fenix 5 Plus line was the first to gain from the improvement.
Over the course of the following week, the Wear OS update will reach existing users. Making sure Spotify is up to date and installed on your computer before the update is recommended.