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How to Listen to Spotify Offline on a Samsung Watch

spotify offline samsung galaxy watch

Smartwatches can be very handy when they allow you to leave your smartphone behind. Samsung Galaxy watches include several features that make this possible, including offline Spotify music playback. We’ll show you how to get it set up on your watch.

Downloading music for offline listening is great for running and working out. You can connect a pair of Bluetooth headphones and listen to tunes without your phone. It can also help save mobile data if your Samsung watch is equipped with LTE.

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Before we get started, you should know that listening to Spotify offline (on a watch or any other device) requires a premium subscription.

First, ensure that you have the Spotify app installed on your Samsung Galaxy watch and your iPhone or Android device.

Depending on which Samsung Galaxy watch you own, the sign-in process for Spotify may be a little different. The watch app will either automatically connect with the Spotify app on your phone, prompt you to pair, or require you to type in your credentials.

spotify sign in page

Once signed in, we need to switch Spotify from “Remote” to “Standalone” mode. In the Spotify watch app, scroll down and tap “Settings.”

spotify watch app settings

Next, select the “Playback” option.

spotify watch app playback

Choose the “Standalone” setting. You may be asked to “Pair” with your phone at this point.

spotify watch app switch to standalone

Now, we can find music to download for offline listening. You can look through your music library, browse Spotify’s curated lists, or “Search” for something specific.

spotify watch app

All of your playlists can be found in the “Your Music” section. At the top of a playlist, toggle the switch to “Download” to save the entire playlist to your smartwatch.

spotify watch app download playlist

To save an individual song, open the media player and then tap the three-dots at the bottom of the interface.

tap the media player menu

Next, tap the “Save” button.

tap save song

This will add the song to “Your Collection,” which can be found under “My Music.” Toggle on “Download” to automatically download anything you save to Your Collection for offline listening.

save your collection for offline

That’s all there is to it. When you open the Spotify app on your Samsung Galaxy watch without an internet connection, songs that aren’t available offline will be grayed out. You will, however, be able to play anything you downloaded.

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Joe Fedewa is a Staff Writer at How-To Geek. He has close to a decade of experience covering consumer technology and previously worked as a News Editor at XDA Developers. Joe loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has written thousands of articles, hundreds of tutorials, and dozens of reviews.
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