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Development Of Official Spotify Apple Watch App Now Confirmed To Be Underway

Apr 15, 2017 10:20 AM EDT


Latest updates reveal that it has been confirmed that the development of official Spotify Apple Watch App is underway. According to reports, the popular music service will be coming to the Apple Watch very soon as it is currently under development but will be produced in conjunction with a third-party client known as Snowy.

Rumors about the development of a new app that would finally bring Spotify onto the Apple Watch have been circulating online over the past few months. However, the rumors have now been officially confirmed and Spotify is coming to Apple Watch sooner rather than later.

"I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be working closely with Spotify to bring Snowy to the Apple Watch as part of an official Spotify iOS app. Spotify's powerful iOS SDK made it possible to develop Snowy, but I can't wait to take things to the next level with the expertise and tools available at Spotify." developer Andrew Chang revealed via Reddit.

According to Apple Insider, Snowy never made it to the Apple Watch, due to copyright objections to its original name "Spotty." The report also noted that this is mostly because its interface is similar to the Spotify iOS app.

However, the technology giant is yet to release any official details with regards to the release date and features of the official Watch app. But Snowy is expected to support flick-based playback controls, Siri, and interactive watch face complications.

It is also expected to support offline caching, so as to allow users to listen even when they are not within range with an iPhone. According to Macrumors, this is an amazing update even though it is not clear when users will have access to theSpotify Apple Watch App.

The report also states that Spotify listeners will finally have an experience on Apple Watch, which is comparable to that which Apple Music subscribers have enjoyed for some time now. Spotify noted in March that it now has over 50 million paid subscribers, which is a bump compared to the 40 million it had in September 2016.

Apple music, on the other hand, is reported to have over 20 million paid subscribers in December 2016. Apple Music has also recorded a steady growth since it launched in 2015 and has beat Spotify in terms of monthly unique users. It is believed that this is caused by the three-month free trial Apple Music gives to every new subscriber. Read More: Xiaomi To Launch Mi Max 2 Next Week; See Specs & Features Here

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