- Four years after Google announced Android Wear, Spotify finally released a native Wear OS app.
- The app lets you control music playback, browse your songs and playlists, and use Spotify Connect.
- Spotify for Wear OS will be available sometime this week.
Ever since Google launched Wear OS as Android Wear back in 2014, one of the biggest app requests was a proper Spotify app. Fast forward four years and some change, and Spotify finally delivered its app that Wear OS users have wanted for quite some time.
With the new Spotify app for Wear OS, you can pause, play, skip a track, and go back to the previous song. You can also add songs to your playlists and browse your songs and playlists from within the app.
Even better, the app includes support for Spotify Connect. This lets you control your connected speakers and change the playback source from within the Spotify for Wear OS app.
We do not know if you can change the playback source to a Chromecast. We also do not know if you can download songs to your Wear OS smartwatch for offline listening. Just about every Wear OS smartwatch features 4GB of storage and Bluetooth, so you can theoretically save your Spotify songs and not have your smartphone connected to listen to them.
Finally, Spotify announced a partnership with Fossil that will see the latter pre-install the Spotify app on Gen 4 and Michael Kors Access Runway smartwatches starting in November.
The new Spotify for Wear OS app will roll out sometime this week. You will be able to directly install it on your smartwatch.