Samsung Gear S3 to be the only smartwatch that plays Spotify tunes offline, though not for long
Here’s something the Samsung Gear S3 can do that other smartwatches don’t – it can play your Spotify tunes offline! To get going, you must download a Spotify add-on app for the smartwatch through the Gear Manager app on your paired smartphone.
With this functionality on board, the Samsung Gear S3, which runs Tizen OS, becomes rather unique as the only smartwatch able to play Spotify tunes offline. Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches have similar functionality for Google Play Music, but the Spotify app for AW doesn’t have the offline feature.
However, the Gear S3 won’t hold onto this exclusivity for too long, because team Spotify is working on offline playback feature for the Apple Watch app, too. This could be the reason why Spotify is yet to officially announce the offline playback possibility – it might be waiting until it’s ready on watchOS, so it can make it official for both smartwatches and their platforms.
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