There’s a new app in the works that would finally bring Spotify onto Apple Watch. Called Snowy and created by developer Andrew Chang, it will permit Apple Watch owners to play their favorite Spotify tracks, browse playlists, access a Now Playing screen via a complication and more.

According to Chang’s recent update on Reddit, Spotify will be working with him to add Apple Watch functionality and playlist syncing into its mainland iPhone and iPad app.

Here’s Chang’s statement:

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.

While I can’t give any estimates as to when it’ll be available, you can rest assured that a Spotify Apple Watch companion app is in the pipeline.

Snowy will let you sync playlists with your Apple Watch for offline or tethered playback.

In offline mode, Snowy will store synced Spotify music directly in the Apple Watch memory so that you’ll be able to listen to your favorite songs through the Apple Watch speakers or over Bluetooth, without the need for a paired iPhone. Other capabilities include real-time complications, Siri support and hands-free gesture control.

The following features are being worked on:

  • Offline mode—Sync playlists with your watch so you can leave your iPhone at home.
  • Simple complications—View playback progress and control music from your personalized watch face.
  • Hey Siri—Start and stop customizable music workouts when your iPhone is nearby.
  • Hands-free gestures—Skip tracks or pause music with a flick of the wrist.

Snowy was originally advertised with a February 2017 launch date, but it’s been delayed so a final launch date is still unclear. The app will be provided at no charge. A Spotify Premium subscription will be required.

Chang didn’t confirm if every feature listed on the official website will make it into the final version of Snowy. At any rate, we’ll be making sure to keep you in the loop.

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For more info, visit the official website at www.snowy.rocks and read the FAQ.

Spotify is available at no charge on App Store.

Source: Reddit via MacRumors

  • Andrieux Querido

    Cool. What about ATV4 app??? I would love Spotify on ATV

    • websyndicate

      That would be great as I dislike airplay

  • Okay, this I’m actually stoked for!

    • Jamessmooth

      yaaaaaaas!

  • techfreak23

    It’s about fucking time… not sure why Spotify isn’t building this into the official app though…

    • websyndicate

      They are if you didnt read it. They hired him to build it looks like.

      “I’ll be working closely with Spotify to bring Snowy to the Apple Watch as part of an official Spotify iOS app.”

      • techfreak23

        Yeah I read that, but it sounds like it’s going to be a SEPARATE app. It said it’s going to be an “official Spotify app,” but it didn’t say that it was going to be integrated into the existing app. So unless they bring over ALL of the features of the current app (Connect, Sonos integration, etc), I won’t be satisfied. I’m sure I won’t be alone in that.

      • techfreak23

        Just re-read the article and there are some confusing statements. “Spotify will be working with him to add Apple Watch functionality and playlist syncing into its mainland iPhone and iPad app.” So is it part of the existing app or is a separate app? If it’s part of the “mainland” app, why are they calling it Snowy?

      • websyndicate

        It will be part of the app like it will be one now. He is bringing the app into the Spotify app hence the “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.”

        He will have special access to Spotify API’s that are not public.

        We don’t know what features he had finalized as the app hasn’t yet to be released, so I’m sure it will be a work in progress but in due time we will get a nice app and it will be polished.

        If you don’t like it and need the apple watch app now you can use apple music or a 3rd party service which will run you 59.99 for the app.

        I have been beta testing Spotify releases for a few months now. Cant wait to get the beta with the watch app

      • techfreak23

        How did you get on that beta list? They let you have prereleases through iTunes connect?

      • websyndicate

        I use test flight. I have been for a while for a few apps. They had beta sign ups a while back asking for testers but and a few months after I signed up I was accepted. I just wish there was more release notes when they did so releases.

      • techfreak23

        Yeah test flight that’s what I meant. iTunes Connect is what they use to upload the betas. That’s cool though. Wish I had heard about the beta sign up.

  • jalexcarter

    FINAAAAAAAALLY! So excited for this!

  • Diego Milano

    This means I might be getting an Apple Watch after all then.

  • Cerberus The Wise

    I’ve been happy with Apple Music for the longest time already, so integration with the watch for music has been a really neat feature I’ve enjoyed for quite some time now. I don’t know why Spotify has taken this long to do anything for the Apple Watch but it’s nice to see Spotify users can finally join the fun.

    • techfreak23

      Seriously. It took an external developer building his own app to bring him on board to integrate his app with the main one. I would have taken the idea of building my own app using their SDK more seriously and actually built it out if I knew Spotify was keeping an eye out for that lol