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How to install Spotify on an Apple Watch

Spotify has support for devices with the operating systems iOS 12 and watchOS 7 or higher. REUTERS/Given Ruvic/

Spotify, the audio content distribution application, has been updated so that users can enjoy the contents offered by its platform from the new Apple Watchwhich offer new controls and better performance for the platform.

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This update reaches users after having a compatibility error with the new system watch OS 9 in September and that prevented the application from working correctly in the devices of Apple Watch. This bug did not allow platform audio to be transmitted from the smart watch.

With this new version of the popular audio applicationusers will receive larger touch surfaces and illustrations to interact with, as well as new animations and additional features, such as the ability to like a song just by sliding your finger.

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For lovers of podcastthe new episodes of those programs that they follow will be identified with a blue dot located next to their name so that it is easier to recognize them.

The Spotify app on Apple Watch has additional premium features. (Apple Insider)
The Spotify app on Apple Watch has additional premium features. (Apple Insider)

The update of the application should be done automatically, but it is also possible to enter the app store, check the availability of this new version and install it immediately. In case it is not installed in the Apple Watchusers can download it by following these steps:

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– Open the Apple Watch app on the iPhone.

– Once inside, the user must locate the tab My Watch.

– In the section Installed in Apple Watch users will be able to verify if the application of Spotify is installed on the device.

– In the event that it is not installed, users should scroll down to the section of Available Applications and press the Install button located next to Spotify.

– Once the process is complete, users should return to the Apple Watch, explore the section of Applications and find the app Spotify. The app also opens when users use it from their iPhone.

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To download applications for Apple Watch, users must do it from their iPhone. (Manzana)
To download applications for Apple Watch, users must do it from their iPhone. (Manzana)

Features of Spotify on Apple Watch

Applications have to adapt their services and capabilities depending on the device on which they work and in the case of Spotify it is no exception, as even its premium plans have other features in the case of smartwatches. Manzana.

According to the application’s website, users who have Spotify on their Apple Watch they can play, pause and skip songs from their devices, as well as save their favorites. It is also possible to control other devices via Spotify Connect and use to Siri to control the content being played using your voice.

However, users of the regular version of the app cannot listen to music or any other type of audio directly from the devices. Apple Watch. This capability, in addition to listening to music offline from one of those devices, is only enabled for users of Spotify Premium.

The Spotify app for Apple Watch does not allow you to play music directly from the device. That is a premium feature. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
The Spotify app for Apple Watch does not allow you to play music directly from the device. That is a premium feature. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

On the other hand, the app can only be properly installed on devices Apple Watch have the system installed watch OS 7.0 (which was launched on the market in the year 2020) or later, while the iPhone’s in which it can operate correctly are those that have installed iOS 12 (which was released for users in the year 2018) or higher.

In both cases, the minimum versions required for the support of this application will be discontinued once the next versions have been launched on the market. updates of operating systems.

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