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How to play Spotify Offline on Apple Watch without iPhone?

Updated MAY 21, 2021

Spotify has finally rolled out the ability to download your favorite playlists, albums, and podcasts on Apple Watch. All users are already able to play tracks, albums, playlists, and podcasts, and now Premium users will also be able to download everything they’re listening to for a true offline and phone-free experience. - read more

  1. Find the music and podcasts you want to download on your watch. 
  2. Select the playlist, album, or podcast and press the three dots (…) and choose “Download to Apple Watch.” 
  3. To check on the progress, head over to the Downloads section on the watch. 
  4. Once playlists, albums, or podcasts in your library are downloaded, you’ll see a little green arrow next to their names.
  5. Connect your headphones and start listening, no matter where you are!

This functionality will work on any Apple Watch from the Series 3 on up. You’ll need to be running at least WatchOS 6(recommend 7.1+). It’s also important to make sure you have the latest version of the app and a Spotify Premium account.

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Play Spotify on Apple Watch Offline without Premium

Only Premium users can download playlists and podcasts to Apple Watch for offline use. If you want to play Spotify music on Apple Watch offline without premium, here is a solution.

Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter allows you to download Spotify songs, albums, playlists and podcasts to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG or AIFF on Mac and Windows with either Premium or Free account. Then you can sync the downloaded Spotify songs to Apple Watch and play them offline whenever you want.

Follow the detailed tutorial as below to learn how to download Spotify music to mp3 and sync to Apple Watch.

Part 1 Download Spotify music to MP3

Step 1: Add Spotify music you want to download

Download, install and run Ondesoft Spotify Converter. Please make sure you have installed Spotify app on your computer.

Option 1 Drag&drop songs, albums or playlists you want to download from Spotify app to the Ondesoft Spotify Converter interface.

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spotify to USB converter

Option 2: Click the Add Files button, copy and paste the Spotify song/album/playlist link to the bottom area, then click the Add button.

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(Right click the song/album/playlist name and then choose Share - Copy Song/Album/Playlist Link)

Step 2 : Choose output formats

The default output format is mp3. You can also click the Options button to choose other output format(MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG or AIFF), bitrate and samplerate.

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Step 3: Start downloading and converting Spotify music

When finish the above settings, click the Convert button to start the conversion.

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After the conversion, click below folder icon to locate the DRM-free Spotify songs.

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Part 2 Add converted Spotify music to iTunes library

Add the converted Spotify songs to your iTunes library and then create a playlist for them. Turn on iCloud Music Library and your entire iTunes library will also appear on your iPhone.

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Part 3 Sync Spotify music to your Apple Watch

Add the converted Spotify songs to your Apple Watch by syncing them. After you sync, you can play the Spotify music on your Apple Watch without your iPhone.

1. Set your Apple Watch on its charger and make sure that the device is charging.
2. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Bluetooth. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.
3. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, then tap the My Watch tab.
4. Tap Music > Add Add Music.
5. Choose the music that you want to sync.

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Part 4 Offline play Spotify music on Apple Watch

Once the converted Spotify playlist has synced to your Apple Watch and your headphones are paired with your watch, you can listen to the playlist on your Apple Watch without your iPhone.

1. On your Apple Watch, open the Music app.
2. Tap the Apple Watch icon to set it as the music source.
3. Tap Playlists.
4. At the top you’ll see, On My Apple Watch. Select the playlist, press play and your music will begin!

Check other free music apps for Apple Watch .

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