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Spotify launches app for Apple Watch

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, November 17, 2018  /  07:04 pm
Spotify launches app for Apple Watch

The first version of the app will be available for iOS users starting next week. (Shutterstock/kenary820)

Swedish music streaming platform Spotify officially launched its Apple Watch app on Tuesday.

The company started testing the app earlier this month, The Verge reported. The app allows users to play music on the Apple Watch and control how music is played on compatible Spotify Connect devices such as iPhones or computers.

Direct streaming on the watch is not yet one of the app's features. The lack of offline playback means Apple Watch owners need to always have their iPhone on them for the app to work. Spotify promised to provide offline playback support in the future.

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Founded in 2006, Spotify provides access to over 40 million songs for customers in most of Europe and the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and parts of Asia.

Spotify is available for most modern devices, includinig computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and TVs.

The first version of the app will be available for iOS users starting next week. (iru/kes)