After reports about testing, Spotify today launched its long-awaited Apple Watch app. With the app, users can control Spotify's streaming service from the screen of their watch, and connect via Spotify to devices such as their computer, Wi-Fi speaker, and more Connect, turn on Shuffle, access music playlists and other recently played items, favorite songs with hearts and more.
The news was announced today on Spotify's blog, where it describes the functions of the app, which, in addition to music, also offer the possibility to play podcasts.
"We know how important it is to have music on the go, so we are pleased to be able to offer a new Spotify app to our very mobile users on Apple Watch," said the company. "With this new app, users can enjoy an enhanced experience with better control and the ability to seamlessly connect to your speakers or devices."
The release information from the App Store indicates that this is a "first version" of the Watch app, indicating that more changes will be made.
Spotify confirms that this is the case and notes that a future version will also support listening to music and podcasts while they are also offline.
In addition to playing or stopping playing music or podcasts, the new app also lets you do things like skipping songs or rewinding a podcast with 15 seconds to catch something you've missed – all from your Apple Watch -face.
Although the app is officially live, Spotify says that the new experience will be made available to Apple Watch users next week. In other words, you will notice that you can not immediately add the Watch app from today, but that should soon be possible.
To access the app you need the latest version of Spotify (v.8.4.79) in the App Store.