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How to Play Spotify Music Offline on Apple Watch

Updated on: April 21, 2024
Category: Spotify Tips

You can now use the Siri voice assistant to access and control your favorite Spotify music from your Apple Watch smartwatch. Just say "Hey Siri, play (song name, album or playlist) on Spotify", you can then open up your tracks. However, the Spotify for Apple Watch app still lacks some key features, such as offline playback. You are unable to play Spotify music offline on your Apple Watch, even though with a Spotify Premium account. This is a sore subject for some Spotify subscribers who get an Apple Watch and want to play Spotify songs from their wrist while running, hiking, or exercising without taking their iPhone.

If you are also one of them, you are in luck, as below we will show you how to use Spotify on Apple Watch after getting an Apple Watch, and how to download Spotify playlist to Apple Watch for offline playback.

Part 1: How to Use Spotify on Apple Watch

The process of setting Spotify up on Apple Watch is pretty simple. Before getting started, please make sure you have got everything below ready:

  • An iPhone running iOS 12 or above that has paired to the Apple Watch.
  • An Apple Watch with watchOS 5.2 or above.
  • The latest Spotify app installed on the iPhone.
  • A valid Spotify account.

Steps to Set Up Spotify on Apple Watch:

Step 1 Open the Watch app on your iPhone, and then tap the My Watch tab.

Step 2 Scroll to "Installed on Apple Watch" and check if Spotify appears in the list. If not, you can install it by scrolling down to "Available Apps" and tapping on the "Install" button.

Step 3 Once installed, now you can launch the Spotify app on your Apple Watch’s home screen to start music playback:

  • The three middle buttons let you play/pause and skip forward/back the track that is currently playing.
  • Tap the heart icon, the track will be added to your music library.
  • Next to the heart icon is a Spotify Connect button, letting you to play music to another device.
  • Swipe the screen left to right to go to the Recently Played screen where will list your recently played artists, albums, and playlists of Spotify account. Tap one to play it.
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Part 2: How to Play Spotify Music Offline on Apple Watch

Spotify for Apple Watch doesn’t provide offline playback feature. But this doesn't follow that there is no chance to play Spotify songs offline on Apple Watch. Keep reading the following text, you will get an easy workaround to download Spotify music in an open-source format and sync them to Apple Watch for playback without taking your phone.

A professional Spotify Music Downloader is necessarily required in order to listen to Spotify songs offline on Apple Watch. Here you are recommended to use NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter. It does a perfect job of downloading and converting Spotify songs, playlists, or podcasts to MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, or ALAC. With its help, you can easily get Spotify playlist in MP3 format and add them to Apple Watch.

Features of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter:
  • Convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC;
  • Record songs at 10X faster speed with 100% lossless quality;
  • Keep ID3 tags & lyric after conversion;
  • Support burning Spotify music to CD in one-click;
  • Upload converted Spotify music to iTunes/Music directly.
  • Download songs from Spotify App or Spotify Web Player.
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Tutorial: How to Download Spotify Music and Sync to Apple Watch

The following is a detailed tutorial about how to download Spotify song in MP3 format and add them to Apple Watch with NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter for Windows. Please download this useful tool on your computer first before getting started.

1 Import Tracks or Playlist from Spotify to NoteBurner

Launch NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter for Windows, and select to record songs from the "Spotify App". Drag and drop your playlist from Spotify to NoteBurner. The program will list all songs in the Add window. Please select the songs you'll need and click "Add".

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2 Choose Output Format

Click the "Setting" button on the bottom-left to customize the output settings. Here you can select "MP3" as the output format and customize the output quality, the output folder, the output file name as you prefer.

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3 Start Downloading MP3 Songs

When you finish customization, please click "Convert" to start downloading MP3 songs from Spotify. The songs will be all saved to the output path within minutes.

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By clicking the Converted tab (like a clock) or directly going to the output folder you customized in Step 3, you can find all the converted Spotify songs in MP3 format. Then you can transfer the downloaded music to your iPhone, and then follow this guide to add them to your Apple Watch for playing: How to sync music to your Apple Watch.


While there is no option to store Spotify music on Apple Watch for offline playing, you can follow the part two of this guide to download Spotify playlist and then play them on Apple Watch without your iPhone nearby. What’s more, you can also move the songs converted by NoteBurner Spotify Music Converted to any of your other devices for listening.

And it provides the free trial version that allows you to convert the first 1 minute of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock this limitation and enable all its features. And it is suggested to download the trial version and test if it meets your needs for Spotify music downloading.

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