Before I purchase a S3 AW, few questions.

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  1. chkenwing macrumors regular

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    So currently my provider is doing an offer of HK$68 (~US$8) per month/24 month contact for a S3 AW Non-LTE with the renewal of my phone contract.

    Before I sign up to it I have a few questions.

    1. As I'm a subscriber of Spotify, will I be able to control my music like play/ff/rw/volume/select music/browse playlist? (if not natively, through an app?)
    2. As the watch will be more of a companion to my phone, if I'm using wired headphones, will playing music still work or will the watch tell me to pair a set of BT headphones?
    3. Does the Watch have to be connected to the same wifi as the phone in order to for the music to be streamed? Or is the connection of the AW and iPhone done via bluetooth?
     
  2. kjmff5 macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately this can all be answered with one answer. Currently Apple Watch does not support Spotify streaming in any manner, WiFi or LTE.

    One day we hope Apple changes this...
     
  3. chkenwing thread starter macrumors regular

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    So am I unable to control Spotify in anyway shape or form from the watch? e.g. skip tracks?

    I just want to be able to have my wired headsets connected to my phone and control playing options from the watch without having to pull the phone out of my pocket.
     
  4. kjmff5 macrumors regular

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    There are some 3rd party apps you could look into; personally haven’t looked into it. But there isn’t anything that it natively supported by Apple or Spotify.
     
  5. BillGates1969 macrumors 6502

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    Just checked on my S3. If running Spotify on the iPhone the now playing app lets you go forward, back, play/pause and volume on the Watch
     
  6. kjmff5 macrumors regular

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    Oh wow! And you didn’t need another app?

    Edit. Nevermind see you’re using the now play app. Which isn’t native correct?
     
  7. BillGates1969 macrumors 6502

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    Nope, the now playing app popped up on the watch (I have it set that way - to pop up if any audio is playing on the iPhone) and I could control forward, back, play, pause & volume. You cant browse playlists or search etc. It is just a basic 'now playing' app. I use it for my audible app on the iPhone as well.
     
  8. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    The control also pops up automatically when I’m watching YouTube on the iPhone
     
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