Spotify now streams direct from the Apple Watch – no phone required

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It’s hasn’t been all that long since South Africa got its hands on Apple’s cellular Watch versions but it seems we got them just in time. Streaming service Spotify has launched the ability to stream audio direct from your wrist with the Apple Watch, without needing an iPhone in between to handle the work.

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The feature isn’t exactly unexpected. Spotify was testing it out in September this year, but the feature has now begun rolling out to greater numbers of users. When the feature is active, users are greeted with text that says ‘Want to stream on your Apple Watch? Select it here.’

And the best thing is that you don’t have to have a cellular Apple Watch in order for the feature to work. You just need to have one in order for it to work everywhere.  Streaming direct to the Watch is possible over both WiFi and a cellular connection.

Speaking to Engadget, Spotify said “We’re focused on developing experiences that enable users to listen to Spotify wherever and whenever they want — regardless of the device or platform. After an initial testing period, we are now rolling out streaming capabilities for Spotify on the Apple Watch.”

The only thing still missing? Offline streaming for Apple’s wearable. We’re sure it’ll be along… eventually.

Source: 9to5Mac

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