Spotify users: the muziekstreamingdienst comes out later this week with a new app for the Wear OS. The app looks more modern, has more features and also works with Spotify Connect. So you can play music on devices like smart speakers and your laptop.
Spotify app gets much needed update
The current Spotify app for the Wear OS is already a few years old and gets no updates. Many horlogedragers find the app is so limited in options that they would prefer to be one of the official Spotify for Wear OS-apps use. With a new, free Spotify app for the Wear OS wants the streaming service to turn the tide.
The new app has had a visual make-over given to the music controls to simplify. It is also easier to other songs. There is now a screen with your recently played albums, playlists and songs.
In addition, the revamped app will have a heart icon to fun songs to store. If you have a podcast while listening, there is also a button for 15 seconds rewind. Offline music listening is unfortunately (still) not possible.
Wear OS-app now supports Spotify Connect
The main innovation that Spotify’s change in its Wear OS-app, is the introduction of Spotify Connect. With Connect, you can press one button to stream music to supported devices. This includes your phone, tablet and laptop, but also, for example, the Google Home, Amazon Echo and old speakers with a Chromecast Audio.
Now you can do so from your Wear OS watch directly stream music to other electronics, which is useful if your phone is not at hand. The Wear OS-app works via wi-fi, bluetooth and 4G (if your smartwatch support this).
Download the new Spotify app for the Wear OS
The renewed Wear OS-app is-according to Spotify in the next week via an update of the Spotify app. New Fossil Gen 4-watches and Michael Kors Access to Runway models, is the app starting in november, pre-installed.
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