Spotify first launched its Apple Watch app two years ago, and since then it's enabled you t o control the music playing on another device and beam music to a Spotify Connect speaker. Now it looks like Spotify's Apple Watch app is getting even more useful.
Apple Watch owners are gaining the ability to stream Spotify directly on their smartwatch. The feature was first spotted by Macerkopf and then Spotify confirmed to Engadget that the feature is now rolling out:
“We’re focused on developing experiences that enable users to listen to Spotify wherever and whenever they want — regardless of the device or platform. After an initial testing period, we are now rolling out streaming capabilities for Spotify on the Apple Watch."
To begin streaming Spotify on your Apple Watch, launch the Spotify app on your smartwatch and tap on the small phone icon in the lower right corner of the display. You should then be able to select your Apple Watch as a source for playback.
When enabled, Spotify music and podcasts can be streamed through the Apple Watch over Wi-Fi and cellular. Users can choose from playlists, podcasts, artists, albums, and recently played content. There's no search function available, but you should be able to use Siri to find a specific song that you want to hear.
Music apps like Pandora and Apple Music already support streaming directly on the Apple Watch, so it's good to see Spotify finally starting to roll out the feature, too. This feature can come in handy when you want to go out and leave your iPhone at home, like if you're walking the dog or going for a run.