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Enjoy All Your Music and Podcasts Offline on Smartwatches Running Wear OS

August 11, 2021

Music and podcasts have the power to move us—but what if they could also move with us? Forget controlling your favorite shows and the latest anthems from your phone or computer: Sometimes you need the freedom to dive into any song or episode on the go. With our latest update for smartwatches running Wear OS, including the new Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic, audiophiles will soon be able to do just that.

In the coming weeks, Spotify users will be able to play their favorite playlists, albums, and podcasts with their smartwatches that run Wear OS. By having Spotify on your wrist, you’re more free to run, dance, shop, cook, and socialize—and control your music and podcasts at the same time. Plus, we’re excited to unveil one of the most requested features by our users: the ability to download all of your favorite music and podcasts to your smartwatch.* 

With this new feature, Premium users will be able to download their favorite albums, playlists, and podcasts to listen offline. Free users will be able to stream their tunes in Shuffle Mode using a WiFi or cellular connection, as well as download any of their favorite podcasts directly to the watch.

Here’s how:

  1. From your watch, find the music and podcasts you want to download on your watch.
  2. Tap “Download to watch.”
  3. To check on the progress, head over to the Downloads section on your watch.
  4. Once the selected playlists, albums, or podcasts in your library are downloaded, you’ll see a little green arrow next to their names.
  5. Connect your headphones and start listening, no matter where you are!

This new experience follows a reimagined app and new sleek design that make the Spotify experience for smartwatches running Wear OS better than ever. Beyond seamlessly playing, pausing, and skipping tracks or podcast episodes, you can also control playback for everything from wireless speakers to TVs to gaming consoles using Spotify Connect—and directly from your wrist.

Look out for Spotify on smartwatches running offline Wear OS from the likes of Fossil, Mobvoi, and Suunto rolling out over the coming weeks. Head to Google Play to download the app or update your watch to the latest version. Once the new features are available, you’ll be on your way.

*Requires your smartwatch to run at least Wear OS 2.0 or higher. Please make sure you are also running the latest version of Spotify on your device.