If you both own an Apple Watch and subscribe to the Spotify music streaming service, hold off on updating your Watch to watchOS 9.
Spotify has sent emails to its users warning them of an issue that reared its ugly head soon after Apple released watchOS 9 to the public on Monday.
The message from the streamer reads as follows:
Apple WatchOS 9 introduced a bug that causes Spotify streaming on the Apple Watch to stop working. We urge Spotify Apple Watch users not to install the WatchOS 9 update until Apple has implemented a fix for the issue. Users who are already affected can instead download their content to their Apple Watch and listen offline or stream from their phones.
Users say streaming on Apple Watch stops working within the first minute, even though the track progress bar continues to move, minus the audio. The problem occurs on both Wi-Fi and cellular connection, but users can still listen to Spotify media that has been downloaded to the Apple Watch.
Apple seeded the first beta of watchOS 9.1 to developers on Wednesday, and there are unverified reports that the point release fixes the Spotify streaming problem. However, the issue is not mentioned in the 9.1 release notes, so we won’t know for sure until watchOS 9.1 is rolled out to the general public.