A much requested Spotify feature has finally been made available for Apple Watch users in Malaysia. Originally announced back in late May, this newly rolled out function will allow them to download content to the wearable for offline listening. However, keep in mind that the feature is not available to all users of the streaming service, as it is presented as an exclusive feature for Premium subscribers.
To enjoy this new feature, users will first need to update to the latest version of Spotify (version 8.6.40) on both their iPhones and Apple wearable. Once that is done, a new “Download to Apple Watch” option will be available when tapping the three dots button on a playlist, album or podcast. Upon tapping on it, the app will automatically transfer the selected content to the device, and you can also head over to the Downloads section to keep track of its progress. Of course, you have to ensure that your iPhone is connected to the Watch in order to get things rolling.
Prior to this, Spotify had introduced the ability to directly stream content from its service on Apple Watch back in November of last year. This enabled users to tune into their favourite playlists or podcasts without having to carry their phones around, especially when going out for a run or other workout activities – provided that an LTE connection is available on their Apple wearable, that is. Needless to say, the newly introduced offline listening furter adds to the convenience, while also allowing users to save up on data usage.
The streaming service previously confirmed that the new feature will also arrive for Android users in the near future. As announced during the Google I/O keynote in May, Spotify noted that offline listening will be one of several new features coming to smartwatches running the relaunched version of Wear OS, including the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch4 series, future Fitbit models and many others.