There were rumors about Spotify testing an Apple Watch app, and now it is available to the masses.
Several beta testers of the Spotify iOSapp have started to gain access to the app.
The 1st version looks extremely limited allowing to control only the playback functionality, but that will improve with time.
Moreover, it seems that access will be to all users over the coming week.
It is over a year since Spotify hired “Snowy” developer Andrew Chang.
Spotify Apple Watch Functionalities
The new app is going to take the Apple Watch to the next level.
Users will be able to use the Apple Watch to control music, tag favorite songs playing on a connected iPhone. They can even choose which device they want to play the music.
It’s a remote control on your wrist, giving you the ability to control playback on iPhones orspecified connected devices.
Using the app on the Apple Watch, you will notice that the traditional “now playing” screen is replaced by Spotify own interface.
You will be able to download tracks for offline listening. Apple plans to add the ability to stream music directly to the Apple Watch via LTE connection or an iPhone.
The Future is Apple
“Many exciting things” are coming to the Apple Watch, one that gets me very excited is the option to listen off-line to music and podcasts.
Imagine going to the gym and having Spotify providing your favorite gym soundtrack without too much hassle.
An official Spotify app for Apple Watch will be instrumental in developing Apple´s smartwatch strategy.
Streaming music is a natural match for such a device, since most users do not like to have to pull a smartphone out of the pocket to control an app function.
Having all the controls in the wrist is a fantastic way to change volume, playlists or to switch tracks.
Apple Watch Improving User Experience
This will greatly improve user experience instrumental in better control and the ability to smartwatch strategy other devices like speakers seamlessly.
Spotify is currently the most popular music app, with arecord number of 190 million users.
Vastly outnumbering Apples Music that has a user base more than 50 million users.
If you want to get the Spotify app for Apple Watch you need to make sure you have the latest version of the Spotify iOS app 8.4.79.
And if you find yourself in a situation that you can’t access the app just yet, hold a tight longer, and you should be able to soon.