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Rollout of Spotify’s official Apple Watch app finally begins

Spotify has brought its music streaming service to the Apple Watch. The software has limited features at the moment, which includes playlist and podcast controls.

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Following reports of Beta testing earlier this month, the Swedish-based outfit has made its app official today. This has been long in the making and many had expected an announcement at WWDC 2018 back in June.

rollout of spotify s official apple watch app finally begins - Rollout of Spotify's official Apple Watch app finally begins

Nevertheless, Spotify for the Apple Watch has finally been released into the wild. At the moment, it’s limited to controlling playback on the phone, users can shuffle music and choose from recently played tunes. They can also connect to speakers or devices via Spotify Connect for a bit of DJ-ing.

“We know the importance of having music on the go, which is why we’re excited to bring a new Spotify app to our highly mobile users on Apple Watch,” the company said on its website.

“With this new app, users can enjoy an improved experience with better control and the ability to seamlessly connect to your speakers or devices.”

The ability to listen to your music and podcasts offline is, however, missing. This is an important feature that allows Premium Subscribers to sync songs for listening without a smartphone nearby. Spotify says the functionality is set to land via future software updates.

The company seems to be on a mission to bring its app to as many platforms as possible. Last month it brought its music streaming service to a number of Garmin sports watches.

To get the music streaming service on your Apple Watch, you’ll need to download the latest version of Spotify Music (v.8.4.79) from the App Store. The software will be pushed out over the next week, so you’ll need a bit of patience if it doesn’t show on your Apple Watch today.

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