Spotify is now rolling out support for standalone Apple Watch streaming via the Spotify app for Apple Watch. The new feature allows Spotify users to listen to music or podcasts from Spotify using a WiFi or cellular connection without the need to have an iPhone nearby.
While a Spotify app for the Apple Watch has been available for a few years, standalone streaming on the Watch was not an option until now. Spotify has been testing the feature for the last few months and has not begun rolling it out to the general public.
The new feature allows users to stream Spotify content directly from the Apple Watch to Bluetooth headphones, making it ideal for exercising without the need to bring your iPhone along.
While the feature is not yet available for all users everywhere, Spotify has confirmed that it is “rolling out” the feature as of today. German site Macerkopf.de first spotted the change, which was confirmed by TechCrunch.
“We’re focused on developing experiences that enable users to listen to Spotify wherever and whenever they want – regardless of the device or platform. After an initial testing period, we are now rolling out streaming capabilities for Spotify on the Apple Watch,” a spokesperson told TechCrunch.
If you don’t as yet have the feature on your Apple Watch, be patient, as it will take some time for the feature to roll out to all Apple Watches.