How to Get Spotify on Apple Watch 2

Apple Watch 2 owners often find themselves asking "How do I get Spotify on my Apple Watch 2?" The answer is not as straightforward as one would hope. Currently, there isn’t an official Spotify app for the Apple Watch 2, which can be frustrating for Spotify users. This blog post will provide several different methods to help you get Spotify on your Apple Watch 2, as well as some potential roadblocks you may face.

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What’s Needed

– An iPhone with the Spotify app installed
– The Spotify Premium subscription
– An Apple Watch 2
– A Wi-Fi connection

What Requires Your Focus?

Before diving into the methods, it is important to note some details. The following methods outlined in this blog post require Wi-Fi connection. Also, for every method, the Spotify Premium subscription is required. While the steps are not difficult to follow, each method will require your attention to detail.

Different Methods to Get Spotify on Apple Watch 2

Method 1: Using Apple Watch Offline Playback

Description: This method involves syncing songs from your Spotify playlist onto your Apple Watch 2 so that you can play them offline.

Step: Connect your Apple Watch 2 to its charger and make sure your watch has at least 30% battery life. Open the Spotify app on your iPhone. From your library, select the playlists you would like to download. Once you’ve chosen the playlist, open the playlist and toggle the "Download" button. After the downloads are complete, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Go to the "Music" option, and ensure the "Add Music" icon is enabled. From there, select the playlists you want to sync to your watch. Wait for the playlist to be synced and enjoy your music offline.

Pros: You can listen to music offline without Wi-Fi.

Cons: Limited storage space on the watch means you can only store up to 2 GB of data on the watch.

Method 2: Using Apollo for Watch

Description: Apollo is a third-party app for Apple Watch users that helps in playing music, including Spotify playlist, on your Apple Watch. This app mimics your iPhone’s Spotify app and makes your playlist accessible on your watch.

Step: First, install the Apollo for Watch app on your Apple Watch 2. Open the app on your watch and login with your Spotify Premium account. As soon as you login, you will have access to your Spotify playlist. Browse and select a playlist to start playing music.

Pros: Saves storage as songs are streamed directly from the Spotify servers.

Cons: Cellular usage may be required with this method.

Method 3: Using Spotwatch

Description: Spotwatch is another third-party app for Apple Watch users that allows Spotify playlist playback on your watch.

Step: Install the Spotwatch app on your Apple Watch 2. Open the app and enter your Spotify Premium login credentials. After logging in, select a playlist and start playing the music.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: It requires a Wi-Fi or cellular connection.

Why Can’t I Get Spotify on My Apple Watch 2?

Reason 1: Spotify does not officially support Apple Watch 2 yet.

Fix: You can use the above methods as an alternative.

Reason 2: No native third-party app for some Spotify features is available yet.

Fix: Some third-party apps can produce similar features to Spotify.

Reason 3: Apple doesn’t make it easy for non-native apps to access the Apple Watch’s music library.

Fix: You can use the methods shared above to access Spotify on Apple Watch instead.

Implications and Recommendations

While the methods above are a great way to get Spotify on your Apple Watch 2, it does come with some complications. We advise to use the offline playback method as it is easy to use, and doesn’t require excessive battery consumption. Follow all steps diligently to ensure you don’t run into issues.

5 FAQs About Getting Spotify on Apple Watch 2

Q1: Are there alternatives to Spotify Premium?

A: No, Spotify Premium is the only Spotify subscription that allows music downloads and offline playback.

Q2: Can I stream music with these third-party apps?

A: Yes, but bear in mind that this may require Wi-Fi or cellular usage which may consume more battery power.

Q3: Do I need to have an active connection to see my Spotify playlist on my Apple Watch 2?

A: Not with the offline playback method. But the third-party apps will require an active connection to access your Spotify content.

Q4: Do I need to pay for the third-party apps?

A: Some third-party apps are free whilst others may require payment.

Q5: Is there a way to increase the storage limit on my Apple Watch?

A: Unfortunately, there is no fix for this. You can only store up to 2 GB of data on the watch.

In Conclusion

While there is no official Spotify app yet for the Apple Watch 2, it is still possible to listen to your favorite tunes using the methods shared above. The offline playback method is the most convenient, but the third-party apps are also good alternatives to consider. By following the steps above, you can add your Spotify songs to your Apple Watch 2 and enjoy them anytime, anywhere.