Samsung Active Watch comes with a wide range of features to make your life comfortable, and it can pair with your smartphone. It is a perfect wearable to keep track of your fitness and set goals to stay healthy. Besides, it also allows you to listen to your favorite tunes on Spotify. Listening to music while working out has always been a great motivator. In this guide, you will learn how to use Spotify on Samsung Active Watch.
Before starting, you’ll need to make sure that you have the following:
- Samsung Active Watch
- A smartphone that is compatible with the Samsung Active Watch
- The Spotify app installed on the smartphone
- A premium Spotify account, or at least a Spotify Free account
What should I pay attention to?
Before using Spotify on your smartwatch, you should know the following:
- The Spotify app must be installed on your smartphone and properly connected to your smartwatch to use Spotify on your Samsung Active Watch.
- The Samsung Active Watch supports music playback and storage, but it does not have a cellular connection. Therefore, you cannot listen to music on Spotify without a smartphone.
- The download feature on the Spotify app is not supported on the Samsung Active Watch. You cannot download songs directly to your smartwatch.
- The Samsung Active Watch has limited storage space. Therefore, you cannot store a large number of songs on your smartwatch.
Method 1: Using Spotify on Samsung Active Watch with a Smartphone
Spotify can be used on your Samsung Active Watch in conjunction with your smartphone. Follow the below steps to use Spotify on your smartwatch.
1. First, make sure your Samsung Active Watch and smartphone are connected via Bluetooth.
2. Next, launch the Spotify app on your smartphone and start playing any song you like.
3. Once the song starts playing, tap on the Spotify widget on your Samsung Active Watch’s homepage.
4. The Spotify app will launch on the watch. You can now use the controls on the watch to pause, play, skip or rewind songs.
5. Moreover, you can also browse playlists, artists, and albums directly from your watch’s Spotify app.
Method 2: Using the Samsung Music App on Your Smartwatch
The Samsung Active Watch comes with preinstalled music apps that you can use to listen to music. The Samsung Music app is one such popular option. Follow the below steps to use the Samsung Music app on your Samsung Active Watch.
1. First, ensure that the Samsung Music app is installed on your phone and the watch, and properly connected.
2. Second, launch the Music app from your Samsung Active Watch’s homepage.
3. Next, navigate through the app and select the desired playlist or song.
4. Moreover, you can use the controls on the watch to pause, play, skip, or rewind songs.
5. You can also use the voice command "Hi Bixby, play music" to launch the Samsung Music app.
Method 3: Using Offline Music on Your Samsung Active Watch
You can also listen to songs on Spotify on your Samsung Active Watch without a smartphone. However, this requires you to store the songs offline on your smartwatch. Follow the below steps to store music offline on your smartwatch and listen to Spotify songs offline.
1. Open the Spotify app on your smartphone and navigate to the playlist that you want to store offline.
2. Once you find the playlist, turn the "Download" toggle button on.
3. The app will start downloading the selected playlist for offline playback on your smartphone.
4. After the playlist downloads to your smartphone, open the Samsung Active Watch’s Galaxy Wearable app.
5. Navigate to the "Settings" section and select "Music and Media."
6. Once there, scroll down till you find the "Add music" section.
7. Tap on the "Add tracks" option and then select the desired songs from the downloaded playlist.
8. Finally, once you have finished selecting the desired songs, click "Done" to download and store the selected songs on your Samsung Active Watch.
9. You can now use your Samsung Active Watch to listen to your favorite Spotify songs offline.
Why can’t I use Spotify on my Samsung Active Watch?
Sometimes you may run into problems when trying to use Spotify on your Samsung Active Watch. Below are some of the reasons why you may face such issues and how to fix them.
1. Poor Bluetooth Connection: A weak or unstable Bluetooth connection between your phone and your Samsung Active Watch can prevent Spotify from working. Try restarting both devices or connect them again.
2. Spotify app not Installed: Ensure that the Spotify app is installed on your smartphone and the watch. If it is not installed, download it, and install it from the app store.
3. Downloaded Music Limits: As mentioned earlier, the Samsung Active Watch has limited storage space. A large number of downloaded songs or playlists can fill up your storage, and affect the functionality of some apps, including Spotify. Ensure that you free up some space on the smartwatch.
Follow the below tips to optimize your use of Spotify on your Samsung Active Watch.
1. Use wireless headphones or earbuds for better sound quality and a comfortable exercise experience.
2. Manage your storage efficiently, delete songs, playlists or podcasts after use to free up space on the Samsung Active Watch.
3. Ensure that your Samsung Active Watch is fully charged before using Spotify to avoid disruptions while working out.
5 FAQs about Using Spotify on Samsung Active Watch
Q1: Do I need a premium Spotify account to use Spotify on the Samsung Active Watch?
A1: No, you can also use the Spotify Free account to listen to music on Samsung Active Watch. However, Spotify Free has advertisements, and some features are restricted.
Q2: Can I download songs on the Samsung Active Watch?
A2: Unfortunately, downloading songs from Spotify directly on the Samsung Active Watch is not supported. You can only download playlists, albums or podcasts from your smartphone and transfer them to the watch.
Q3: Can I use voice commands to control Spotify on Samsung Active Watch?
A3: Yes, voice commands can be used to control the Samsung Music app on your smartwatch using the Bixby assistant. Simply say "Hi, Bixby," followed by the desired command.
Q4: Can I use Spotify on my Samsung Active Watch with an iPhone?
A4: Yes, you can use Spotify on Samsung Active Watch with an iPhone. The watch pairs with either Android or iOS devices.
Q5: How do I skip songs on Spotify on my Samsung Active Watch?
A5: Use the forward button to skip a song while using Spotify on your Samsung Active Watch. Besides, you can also use voice commands by saying "Hi Bixby, next track".
Music is an essential workout companion, and Spotify is one of the most popular streaming services today. Using Spotify on Samsung Active Watch takes your music experience to the next level. We hope this guide has helped you in utilizing the features of Spotify on your Samsung Active Watch. So grab your pair of wireless earbuds and get moving!