Spotify’s Apple Watch app arrives with minimal features

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This is the new Spotify app for Apple Watch.
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The world’s largest paid music streaming service is finally landing on Apple Watch.

Spotify finally revealed its first app for the Apple Watch today that will give wearers the ability to play, pause and skip songs from their wrist. The first version is a bit limited in features, but Spotify is teasing some cool new options that will be coming down the pipeline real soon.

Apple Music and Spotify have been competing for paid subscribers over the last few years. Spotify has nearly double the subscribers as Apple Music, but when it comes to convience and accessibility on other devices, Apple Music is winning out. Coming out with an Apple Watch app could convince more iPhone lovers to switch from Apple Music to Spotify.

Spotify’s Apple Watch app give you the option to view recently played tracks as well as add favorite songs to your collection on the go just by tapping the ♡. In a blog post this morning Spotify revealed that it will add the ability to listen to music and podcast offline from the Apple Watch.

You can also use the app to connect your speakers or other devices via Spotify Connect and then DJ from your wrist.

iPhone and Apple Watch users should see the new app rolling out to all users later this week. Spotify recommends updating to Spotify v.8.4.79 to make sure you don’t miss out on the new goodness.