We’ve been waiting for Wear OS’ unification since they announced a partnership with Samsung back during Google I/O. All the promises will make Wear OS a real competing wearable platform.
Now, with Spotify adding offline playback support to Wear OS, we are starting to see these features take effect. The new support will give users the ability to download music and listen offline. It will also let you pair a Bluetooth headset and leave your phone behind.
Android Central has recently reported that some users, in Europe and the US, on Reddit are reporting that this ability is already live on some Wear OS smartwatches.
If you want it to work on your device, you’ll need to download the Wear OS Spotify app on your watch or phone. After installing the app, set it up and pair it with your Wear OS device account through a browser. You will then see a “Downloads tab” which means that the feature is now active.
If not, some users on Reddit tried force closing Spotify while others reported setting a VPN to France. However, Spotify’s playlists can only be downloaded offline, on Wear OS, with a Premium subscription
We have seen the new feature work on both the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 and the Skagen Falster 3. The Wear OS’s app has simplified on the wrist where you can only download playlists to listen offline. And, if you want to download individual songs then you’ll have to manually put them into a playlist.
You will be able to download music for offline listening on your smartwatch only if you have a Spotify Premium subscription.
The features have also been rolled out to TicWatch E3, Fossil Sport Gen 4, TicWatch Pro 3, Oppo Watch, Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle, Misfit Vapor, TicWatch C2+, and Moto 360 3rd Gen.