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Spotify at last adds offline music downloads on Apple Watch

Spotify is adding the ability to download playlists, albums, and podcasts on Apple Watch to play offline, the organization declared Friday. Clients will actually want to stream audio in 96kbps, add and delete Spotify content on their phones, and sync with the Watch.

“Being able to download music and podcasts complements the existing feature of being able to stream your favorites from the watch, and now you don’t even have to take your phone with you,” the company said in its news release.

Spotify added the ability to stream music utilizing an Apple Watch in November; until that point, the Apple Watch just filled in as a far off for Spotify music playing on an iPhone or other Spotify Connect-compatible gadget. Spotify initially launched its Apple Watch application in 2018.

The offline feature will be accessible beginning Friday on Apple Watch Series 3 or later running WatchOS 6.0 or later, with WatchOS 7.1 and up suggested. A Spotify Premium subscription is likewise required. Spotify Premium memberships range from $9.99 each month for a single account, up to $15.99 each month for a family plan. There’s additionally a $4.99-per-month student account option accessible.

Another streaming music service, Deezer, put Spotify to the punch, adding the ability to download music from its Apple Watch app earlier this week.

Additionally this week, Spotify said it was launching a new feature to permit Google’s Wear gadgets to download music and listen offline, without requiring a going with phone. It hasn’t been released at this point, yet it’s in the works, the organization’s product lead for wearables said during Google’s designer feature on Tuesday.

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