Smartwatches can be very handy when they let you leave your smartphone. Samsung Galaxy watches include several features that make it possible, including offline Spotify music playback. We will show you how to set it on your watch.
Downloading music for offline listening is great for running and exercising. You can connect a pair of Bluetooth headphones and listen to songs without your phone. It can also help save mobile data if your Samsung watch is equipped with LTE.
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Before we begin, you should know that listening to Spotify offline (on a watch or any other device) requires a premium subscription.
First, make sure you have the Spotify app installed on your Samsung Galaxy Watch and your iPhone or Android device.
Depending on which Samsung Galaxy watch you own, the login process for Spotify may be a little different. The Clock app will either automatically connect to the Spotify app on your phone, prompt you to pair or require you to enter your details.
Once logged in, we need to switch Spotify from “Remote”; to “Standalone” mode. In the Spotify Watch app, scroll down and tap “Settings”.
Then select the “Playback” option.
Select the setting “Standalone”. You may be asked to “pair” with your phone at this time.
Now we can find music to download to listen offline. You can browse your music library, browse Spotify’s curated lists or “Search” for something specific.
All your playlists can be found in the section “Your music”. At the top of a playlist, switch the switch to “Download” to save the entire playlist to your smartwatch.
To save a single song, open the media player, then tap the three dots at the bottom of the interface.
Then press the “Save” button.
This will add the song to “Your Collection”, which can be found under “My Music.” Tap “Download” to automatically download everything you save to your collection for offline listening.
That’s all there is to it. When you open the Spotify app on your Samsung Galaxy watch without internet connection, songs that are not available offline are dimmed. However, you will be able to play everything you downloaded.