Spotify finally arrives on the Samsung Gear S3 and S2

Music to our ears
19425-original
Wareable is reader-powered. If you click through using links on the site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

There's a notable lack of decent apps on Samsung's smartwatches right now, but the latest addition of Spotify is going to make a big difference.

The music app is finally rolling out to the Gear S2 and newer Gear S3. The app will let you control playback on your wrist, browse through charts, search artists and scroll through your playlists.

You'll be able to play music directly through the watch, either through its speakers or to some wireless headphones. Meanwhile the rotating bezel offers a way to control streams beyond the touchscreen.

Sadly there's no offline mode right now, so if you're taking it for a run then you'll only be able to use it with the LTE watches, or hope that your gym has Wi-Fi. Hopefully we'll get the option to play our offline playlists in the future.

Read next: The best Samsung Gear S3 apps

The app is making a gradual global rollout, so if you don't yet see it on the Gear app store, don't fret. Some users in the UK and US are seeing it while others aren't, but everyone should have it by the end of the week.

ware-promo-newslettersignup-c-1482231142-Vzv2-column-width-inline




Hugh Langley

By

Now at Business Insider, Hugh originally joined Wareable from TechRadar where he’d been writing news, features, reviews and just about everything else you can think of for three years.

Hugh is now a correspondent at Business Insider.

Prior to Wareable, Hugh freelanced while studying, writing about bad indie bands and slightly better movies. He found his way into tech journalism at the beginning of the wearables boom, when everyone was talking about Google Glass and the Oculus Rift was merely a Kickstarter campaign - and has been fascinated ever since.

He’s particularly interested in VR and any fitness tech that will help him (eventually) get back into shape. Hugh has also written for T3, Wired, Total Film, Little White Lies and China Daily.


Related stories