How to Play Spotify Music on Apple Watch without iPhone

By Liam Garcia

Updated on November 26, 2020

When it comes to smartwatches, Apple Watch is always the top spot in the best smartwatches as well as a top pick for music lovers. With plenty of built-in features and great substance, more and more people especially for Apple users prefer to choose it as their wearables. For music, Apple Watch comes with 4GB of internal storage space for you to store your favorite tracks.

Well, Apple Watch has now provided Spotify support for all Spotify subscribers to play Spotify on Apple Watch. However, you can only control the playback of Spotify on another device like your iPhone instead of on Apple Watch straightforward. In this post, we will introduce an alternative way to help you download Spotify songs to Apple Watch for offline playback without iPhone. Let’s find out how to play Spotify music on Apple Watch without iPhone.

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Part 1. How to Set Up Spotify on Apple Watch

Spotify offers its services to both Spotify Free and Premium users. Just make sure you have the latest version of Spotify installed on your phone by checking the App Store for updates to the Spotify app. Then follow the steps below to install the Spotify app to the Apple Watch.

set up spotify on apple watch

1. Launch the Apple Watch app on your phone.

2. Scroll down to the Available Apps section and tap the Install button next to Spotify.

3. After it’s installed, open the app grid and find Spotify on the Apple Watch. The app will also open automatically when you start playing Spotify music from your phone.

Part 2. How to Download Spotify Music to Apple Watch

All music from Spotify is streaming content, so you cannot control or listen to Spotify music on other devices without the Spotify app directly. Thus, you need to make use of a third-party tool like Tunelf Spotify Music Converter. Tunelf Spotify Music Converter is a professional Spotify playlist downloader that can enable you to download and convert Spotify music to Apple Watch supported formats like MP3 or AAC.

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Tunelf Music Converter for Spotify Key Features

  • Download Spotify music tracks, albums, playlists or artists for free
  • Convert Spotify music songs to DRM-free audio formats like MP3
  • Preserve Spotify music with the lossless audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Download and convert Spotify music at 5× faster speed in three-step

Step 1 Add Spotify Music to Tunelf Spotify Music Converter

spotify music converter interface

Launch Tunelf Spotify Music Converter on your computer and it will automatically load the Spotify app. Then you need to sign in with your Spotify credentials and navigate to your library on Spotify. Now you could select Spotify songs you want to listen to on Apple Watch and add your selected to Tunelf interface by drop-and-drag.

Step 2 Set the output Spotify track audio format and parameter

select output format

After adding your selected Spotify songs to Tunelf interface, you could click the Menu > Preference > Convert to set the output audio parameters for Spotify music. You need to set the output audio format as MP3 or AAC. Besides, you could adjust the bitrate, sample rate, and channel.

Step 3 Begin to download and convert Spotify music to MP3

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When all the setting is completed, you can click the Convert button to start to download Spotify music. Wait for a while and Tunelf software will save all Spotify songs to your computer. After downloading, you can browse all the converted Spotify songs in the converted list by clicking the Converted button.

Part 3. How to Transfer Spotify Music Tracks to Apple Watch

Once all the downloading and conversion of Spotify music is completed, you’re promoted to transfer Spotify playlists to Apple Watch. Then you could stream Spotify music to Apple Watch without iPhone when you’re going out for a jog. Now, perform the following steps to transfer Spotify playlists to Apple Watch. 

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Step 1. Sync the converted Spotify music from your computer to the iPhone. You need to sync Spotify music from your computer to the iPhone first if you want to play Spotify music on Apple Watch. You can import Spotify music into iTunes Library from your computer. Then you need to connect your iPhone to PC via a USB cable and choose to sync Spotify music to your iPhone.

Step 2. Pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone via Bluetooth. After you transfer Spotify music to your iPhone, set your Apple Watch on its charger and make sure it is charging. Make sure that your iPhone is within range of your watch. On your iPhone, go to “Setting > Bluetooth“. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on as you cannot add Spotify from your iPhone to your Apple Watch without having Bluetooth enabled.

Step 3. Achieve the syncing of Spotify to Apple Watch for playing. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, then tap the My Watch tab. Scroll to “Music” and tap it, then tap “+” to transfer Spotify music to Apple Watch. Tap the “+” button next to the music that you want. After syncing, you will find Spotify music tracks on Apple Watch and just play Spotify music on Apple Watch without iPhone even offline.

Video Demo: How to Listen to Spotify Music on Apple Watch without iPhone

This video will show you how to download Spotify music using Tunelf Spotify Music Converter and import Spotify music to Apple Watch. Then you can play Spotify on Apple Watch when you leave your phone at home.

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