The announcement of the new feature came a long time ago, but it’s only now that it’s spread enough that many of us already have it available: we can download content from Spotify to our Apple Watch, so that we can listen without needing to have the iPhone with us. Getting those downloads is easy, so let’s take a step-by-step look at how it works.

A new option ideal for athletes or those who want to disconnect

First up, the ingredients we’ll need: a premium Spotify account (free accounts aren’t worth it), an iPhone, and an Apple Watch with some available storage space. We will need to install Spotify on both devices.

If you have all of these, now you can download your favorite songs and podcasts to the Apple Watch. Find any podcast, music album, or playlist you want to download; and click the button with the ellipses to locate the ‘Download to Apple Watch’ option:

As soon as you tap this option, the content you have opened will start downloading automatically to Apple Watch. You can see the progress in the ‘Downloads’ section of the clock app, just as the interface recommends:

Now, even if you step away from the iPhone to go out playing sports or just want to disconnect for a moment while taking a walk or doing a few errands, you will be able to listen to what you have downloaded offline and without the need to carry the phone. iPhone in your pocket.

If by any chance you need free space on the Apple Watch, you can delete the download directly from the iPhone, still in the same menu with the ellipses:

Keep in mind that whether or not you can download content will depend on whether or not you have free space on your Apple Watch. If the download option still does not appear, you will have to wait a little longer until the news reaches your devices. Of course, to be able to listen to music directly from the Apple Watch, you will need a Bluetooth headset.

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