It wasn’t just an enormous day for Samsung when it announced its new foldable phones. It had also been an enormous day for Wear OS fans now that they need what could be a far better option within the smartwatch market. The Galaxy Watch 4 marks a replacement chapter within the Wear OS story, which would reinvigorate Google’s wearable platform. It seems that other app developers also are on board thereupon renaissance, with Spotify taking the lead with a much-awaited download feature.
Some might find the thought of playing music from their smartwatches to be a touch odd. It’s not the norm, but the functionality comes in handy when doing activities that need leaving the phone reception or at a distance. Running and exercise easily come to mind, but there could be other scenarios where you’d wish you had your favourite music or podcasts available on your smartwatch, too.
That might not be a drag if the smartwatch has its Internet connection or if the music was stored locally on the wearable’s meagre storage. However, which may not apply to music from streaming services, but Spotify is fortunately ready with a fix.
An upcoming update will finally let users download Spotify content to their Wear OS smartwatches for offline playback. So you don’t even get to roll in the hay from your smartphone and may start downloading right from your smartwatch. And it isn’t just music, either, because the offline listening feature also covers Spotify podcasts.
The usual account restrictions apply, though, and only Premium Spotify subscribers can take full advantage of offline listening. Free users are still limited to Shuffle Mode streaming with an online connection, but they will download podcasts also. The update will be available within the coming weeks and can arrive on all supported Wear OS smartwatches, but, of course, Spotify is taking the chance to advertise the new Galaxy Watch 4 series.