Can Smartwatches Play Spotify?

Can Smartwatches Play Spotify

In my previous post, I answered a common question that many first-time smartwatch buyers have — Can smartwatches play music?

Today, I’m going to answer a related question — Can smartwatches play Spotify?

Yes, smartwatches can play Spotify as long as the device supports installing the app and has an active internet connection via WiFi, cellular, or Bluetooth. In fact, Spotify is now supported on a wide range of smartwatches from various manufacturers such as Samsung, Apple, Garmin, and Fitbit.

With Spotify on your smartwatch, you can listen to your favorite music and podcasts without needing to have your phone with you. 

However, it’s important to note that not all smartwatches have the same level of Spotify integration. 

For example, some watches only allow you to control playback on your phone, while others let you stream music directly from the watch. 

Besides this, smartwatches also have limitations on the number of songs you can download or the amount of storage available for offline listening.

Overall, smartwatches are worth buying if you want to listen to Spotify on the go without carrying your phone. Just make sure to choose a watch that meets your needs and has the level of Spotify integration you’re looking for.

How Can Smartwatches Play Spotify?

There are several ways to play Spotify on a smartwatch. 

The most common method is to download the Spotify app on your smartwatch and connect it to your smartphone. This allows you to control your music from your wrist and listen to your favorite songs without having to take out your phone. 

Many smartwatches also have built-in speakers or the ability to connect to Bluetooth headphones, making it easy to listen to your music on the go.

Another way to play Spotify on a smartwatch is to download music and podcasts directly to your watch. This is especially useful if you don’t want to bring your phone with you during workouts or runs. 

With offline syncing, you can download your favorite playlists and listen to them without an internet connection. Some smartwatches even come with built-in SIM support & 4G/LTE connectivity, which means you can stream music directly from Spotify without needing your phone.

That said, note that not all smartwatches can play Spotify. Some models may not have the necessary hardware or software to support the app. 

So, be sure to check if the smartwatch model you’re planning to purchase is compatible with Spotify. 

Can You Listen to Spotify on Smartwatch Without a Phone?

Yes, you can listen to Spotify on a smartwatch without a phone. However, the availability of this feature depends on the smartwatch’s capabilities and the Spotify subscription you have.

For instance, if you have an Apple smartwatch, you can download music and podcasts to your watch and listen to them offline without your phone. 

Similarly, Samsung Galaxy Watch users can listen to Spotify offline with a Premium subscription. The watch also comes with 16GB internal storage capacity, which can hold a considerable number of songs. 

How Can I Play Spotify on My Watch without my iPhone?

If you’re looking to play Spotify on your smartwatch without having to bring your iPhone along, there are a few options available to you. 

The method that works for you will depend on the type of smartwatch you have and the version of its operating system.

For Samsung Galaxy watches, you can use the Spotify app to play music offline. 

To do this, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. Open the Spotify app on your Samsung Galaxy watch
  2. Scroll down and tap “Settings”
  3. Tap “Playback”
  4. Select “Offline”
  5. You can now listen to your downloaded music without your phone nearby

For Apple Watch users, you can now stream Spotify directly from your wrist without your iPhone. 

To do this, you’ll need an Apple Watch Series 3 or later, watchOS 6.0+ (7.1+ ideally), and a Wi-Fi or cellular connection. 

Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Make sure your Apple Watch is connected to Wi-Fi or cellular
  2. Open the Spotify app on your Apple Watch
  3. Tap on a playlist or album and select “Download to Apple Watch”
  4. Once the music is downloaded, you can play it offline without your iPhone nearby

Other smartwatches, such as the Garmin Forerunner 945, have built-in music storage and support for Spotify. 

This means you can download your favorite playlists directly to your watch and listen to them offline without your phone. 

However, not all other brands’ smartwatches have this feature, so be sure to check the specifications before purchasing.

How Do I Control Spotify with My Smartwatch?

Controlling Spotify with your smartwatch is a convenient way to listen to your favorite songs without having to pull out your phone. 

Here are the steps to control Spotify with your smartwatch:

  1. Make sure your smartwatch is compatible with the Spotify app.
  2. Download and install the Spotify app on your smartwatch.
  3. Open the Spotify app on your smartwatch and log in to your account.
  4. Connect your smartwatch to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
  5. Once your smartwatch is connected to your phone, you can control Spotify on your phone through your smartwatch.

With a compatible smartwatch, you can control Spotify in many different ways such as:

  1. Play, pause, and skip tracks
  2. Adjust the volume
  3. Browse your playlists and library
  4. Search for songs, artists, and albums
  5. Save songs to your library
  6. Download songs for offline listening

Overall, controlling Spotify with your smartwatch is a convenient way to listen to your favorite music on the go.


smartwatches have revolutionized the way we listen to music, and with the integration of Spotify, we can now access our favorite songs on the go.

So, if you’re considering purchasing a smartwatch, rest assured that it can indeed play Spotify even without having your phone nearby.
With that, I hope you found this post helpful. If you still have questions or doubts, feel free to ask me anytime.

Jaimin Kapadia

Jaimin is an avid gadget lover & wearable tech enthusiast. Every day, he reads about the latest wearable devices launched around the globe and writes about his experience and review on this blog.

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