Apple Watch and Spotify

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by The_Joker13, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. The_Joker13 macrumors member

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    I see it's been discussed that Spotify will not be able to stream on new LTE capable watches without the phone nearby. Does anyone have any insight as to why? Is it Apple hamstringing the competition? I've been waiting for LTE to get an Apple Watch but this news might be a deal breaker as I prefer Spotify to Apple Music.
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    It's because Spotify doesn't make watch app, and have no plan to do so atm. They're kind of angry at Apple since Apple Music launched and do silly things like this just to says "Up yours" at Apple.
    Buy Samsung if you like Spotify too much.
     
  3. Tetevo macrumors member

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    There is actually an app being made by an independent developer in partnership with Spotify called snowy, it actually has more functions than Apple Music app with the ability to play from the aw speaker, downloading the musics without the need of charging the aw and options to download in low, regular and high bitrate, as well as shaking hand to activate certain functions like pause the music, but the app has been announced in January if I’m not mistaken and has not yet come out :(
     
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  5. The_Joker13 thread starter macrumors member

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    This isn't a "I'm leaving Apple" thread, I will only buy Apple Watch if I buy a wearable as I only own Apple products. Have no interest in Samsung products. I'm just curious why no streaming for Spotify. I hope that changes soon because I really want the watch but the biggest reason for me personally is to stream music without my phone while I workout.
     
  6. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    I didn't say it is, just stating the fact.. that Spotify has issue with Apple Music & it's a childish, unprofessional, issue. Makes it likely they would take a long time, if at all, to do a watch app.
     

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