How to Play Spotify on Samsung Galaxy Watch? Solved!

By Charles Davis Updated on 2023-12-11 / Update for Spotify Tips

"Can you use Spotify on Galaxy Watch without phone?" Yes. The Samsung Galaxy Watch could be good for you as it can create good vibes when working out via playing music. If you are Spotify Premium member, it is easy for you to connect Galaxy Watch to Spotify to listen to your favorite tracks anywhere. It is also simple for you to download playlists from Spotify to the Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Watch.

Get interested in how to use Spotify on Samsung Galaxy Watch? No worries. In the following sections, we will share with you how to play Spotify on Galaxy Watch 6/5/4/3 and other Galaxy Watches online and offline with or without premium. Just read the content below.

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Part 1. How to Get Spotify on Galaxy Watch 6/5/4/3: Official Method

Before you get Spotify on Samsung Galaxy Watch, you need to make sure that you have an active Spotify Free or Premium account. Also, check if your watch is supported with the Spotify app. Moreover, you need to ensure that you had downloaded the Spotify app to the phone that you want to pair with your watch. After that, let's move to see how to achieve it.

Section 1. How to Install Spotify on Galaxy Watch 3/4/5/6

Via Galaxy Watch Device:

Step 1. Power on your Galaxy Watch. Then find and touch the 'Play Store' icon on the screen.

go to google play store on galaxy watch

Step 2. Click on the 'search' icon, then type 'spotify' to find the Spotify app on the Google Play Store. You can also search for Spotify via voice command. Later, hit on the target search result and go to Spotify's detail page.

find spotify app by searching

Step 3. Press the 'Install' button to head to download Spotify on Galaxy Watch.

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Via Galaxy Wearable App on Phone:

Step 1. Wake up your mobile phone. Then open the Galaxy Wearable app.

Step 2. Hit on the 'Galaxy Store' option on the screen.

go to galaxy store on galaxy wearable app

Step 3. Now, touch the 'search' icon to search for Spotify app. Once found, click on the 'Install' button to install Spotify app for Galaxy Watch.

install spotify via galaxy wearable app

Section 2. How to Connect Spotify to Galaxy Watch

Once installed the Spotify app on Galaxy Watch, here it is time to set it up. Please follow the steps below to make it on different Samsung watches.

On Galaxy Watches with Wear OS:

Step 1. Open the Spotify app on your Galaxy Watch 4/5/6.

Step 2. Log in to your Spotify Premium account on the log in page.

On Galaxy Watch 3:

Just power on your mobile phone that paired with your watch. Then your watch will automatically access your Spotify account.

On Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active 1 and 2, Gear S3/Gear S2, or Gear Sport:

Step 1. Start the Spotify app on your watch.

Step 2. Click on the 'Log in to Stream Music' option.

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Step 3. Touch the 'Pair on Phone' option. Then you will need to log in to your Spotify Premium account on your phone again. You can also go to and enter the code to make it.

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Step 4. Tap 'PAIR' and your watch and phone will be connected.

Note: If you are a Spotify free user, you need to click 'Not Yet' once opened the Spotify app. And then click 'Standalone'.

On Gear Fit 2 or Gear Fit 2 Pro:

Launch the Spotify app and click 'Premium user'. Then hit 'Log in with Spotify'. Later, you need to enter your account info and press 'LOGIN'.

Section 3. How to Control Spotify from Galaxy Watch

Now, you had logged in to your Spotify account on the Galaxy Watch. Then it is time to see how to play Spotify on Galaxy Watch.

Note: For premium users, you can access 'Recently Played', 'Featured Playlists', 'Your Music', 'Browse', 'Search' and 'Settings'. While free users can only access 'Recently Played', 'Your Library', 'Browse' and 'Settings'.

Step 1. On the Spotify app on Galaxy Watch, swipe left to choose a song you like. Then press the 'play' button.

Step 2. Choose the device that you want to play music on. You can choose from the 'Your phone', 'This watch' or 'your Bluetooth smart speaker' option.

choose a device for spotify music playback

Step 3. Once picked the output option, the song will start playing through the device you chose.

Tips: You can change the output device by clicking the icon on the bottom right on the watch. Also, you can alter the output volume via the 'speaker' icon on the screen.

View also: How to Make Spotify Louder

Section 4. How to Download Spotify Music to Galaxy Watch for Playing Offline

With a Spotify Premium account, you can download music from Spotify for offline listening. Here you can do that on your watch. Please connect your watch to an internet connection first and follow the tutorial below to start.

Step 1. Start the Spotify application on your watch.

Step 2. Swipe left or right to pick up the podcast/playlist you want to listen to and download. Once got it, then touch it.

Note: You can't download a single track on Spotify app. And you can't create a playlist with songs you like on the watch. You need to create a playlist or podcast on your phone for downloading.

Step 3. Click on the 'download' icon on the screen and it will start downloading.

Step 4. When it is done, go to the 'Downloads' section in the Spotify app on your watch to find the files.

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At last, you can go back to the Spotify app's Settings > 'Offline' > 'Go Offline' and click 'OK. Later, you can play Spotify music on Galaxy Watch offline.

Part 2. How to Fix Spotify on Galaxy Watch Not Working

Many users may face the Spotify app doesn't work on their watch. Why and how to fix it? Now, we will walk you through how to solve Spotify not working on Galaxy Watch, like Active 2, Samsung Watch 3, Galaxy Watch 6 and else.

Fix 1. Restart the Spotify App and Your Watch

If there is something wrong with the Spotify app, then it won't work well. So, you can try to relaunch it and your watch. Here is how to do that.

restart spotify app to fix spotify not working on galaxy watch

Step 1. Head to App screen on your watch.

Step 2. Hit on the 'Recent Apps' option, which has two gray circles.

Step 3. Locate the Spotify app and swipe up to close it.

Step 4. Hold the 'Home' button on your watch for 7-10 seconds to get it restart.

Step 5. Once your watch is loaded again, open the Spotify app and check if the issue is resolved.

Fix 2. Force Stop Spotify App

You can try to quit the current using Spotify app on your watch to fix the issue.

force stop spotify app in galaxy wearable app

Step 1. Start the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone. But you need to ensure that your watch is paired to your mobile phone.

Step 2. Go to the 'App' section and hit on 'Apps Info'.

Step 3. Choose 'Spotify' from the list and click 'Force Stop'.

Fix 3. Update Spotify to Latest Version

If you use an old version of Spotify app on Galaxy Watch, then you may get the Spotify for Galaxy Watch not working issue. So, go to check and update it.

Step 1. On your phone, go to the Galaxy Wearable app.

Step 2. Head to 'Apps' > 'Manage Apps' and choose Spotify.

Step 3. Click on the 'Update' button to get its newest version.

Fix 4. Factory Reset Galaxy Watch

You can choose to factory reset your watch. But you should note that this will delete all your data on the watch. If you don't mind, keep reading.

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Step 1. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on the connected mobile phone.

Step 2. Choose the 'Watch settings' option.

Step 3. Click on 'General' > 'Reset', then confirm by hitting 'Reset' again.

Fix 5. Contact Samsung Support

If you still can't solve Spotify not working on Galaxy Watch, then you can contact Samsung Support for help. You need to fill in the form and send the issue you met to them.

Part 3. How to Play Spotify on Samsung Galaxy Watch Offline without Phone

Can't find Spotify on Galaxy Watch? No worries. In this part, we will introduce a way to help you add Spotify to Galaxy Watch without premium and without phone. We know that Samsung Galaxy smartwatch allows users to listen to music via connecting to the Bluetooth-enabled earphones. That is to say, you can sync your phone's local tracks to the Galaxy Watch for playback. This is a good solution when you cannot connect to Spotify on your phone Galaxy Watch.

What you need is a smart software called AudFree Spotify Music Converter. Proficient in downloading Spotify songs as real local files, this converter can also convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and such commonly used audio formats. Besides, the converted Spotify audio will stay the same quality as the original songs. Artists, titles, albums, album arts, track numbers will also preserve in the local files. And this program can work with a fast speed which will save you time.

After the conversion, you will abtain the local Spotify files on your computer. Then you can transfer them to your phone and sync them to your watch for offline playing without using a Spotify Premium account.

AudFree Spotify Music Converter

audfree spotify to galaxy watch converter

Here, let's check together how this tool works step by step.

Step 1Download AudFree Spotify Music Converter
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Install and launch AudFree on your computer. On the main page, press 'Buy' under the menu to acquire a unique license code, which can activate all features of AudFree. Next, go to the 'Register' section to input the code. Then go to the automatically opened Spotify app. After logging into your Spotify ID, please select your wanted playlist in Spotify. Then copy and paste the link of it to the search box in AudFree. Last, tap the '+' button. You can also drag songs/playlists/albums/artists from Spotify to the AudFree program.
Step 2Change the output settings for Spotify on Galaxy Watch
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On AudFree's interface, click the 'Preferences' > 'Convert' option under the menu. Then you can modify the sound settings of Spotify songs. To get the same quality, please choose the output format to MP3, sample rate 48,000 Hz, and bit rate to 320 kbps. After that, tap 'OK'.
Step 3Download music from Spotify to Local Computer
convert spotify music for galaxy watch
Click the 'Convert' button from the right place on the interface. Wait until the conversion finished. Then open the local folder via the 'Converted' option on the program. You can find all Spotify MP3 files there.
Step 4Transfer and stream Spotify on Galaxy Watch
transfer spotify music to galaxy watch for playing offline
First, please connect your phone to your computer via a USB cable and then sync all of the local Spotify MP3 files to your phone. Then connect the Galaxy Watch to the phone. Install and open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone. From the Home tab of the app, hit 'Add content to your watch' > 'Add tracks'. Then select all the tracks and tap 'Done'. Now, these songs are added into your watch. You can launch the 'Music' app on your Watch to play Spotify music offline without premium.

Part 4. In Conclusion

In this post, you got detailed steps on how to use Spotify on Galaxy Watch with and without Spotify Premium. You can make it above on different Galaxy Watches like Active 2, Galaxy Watch 6/5/4/3 and so on. Also, you got solutions to fix Spotify not working on Galaxy Watch. Besides, you can do that without phone and without premium with the help of AudFree Spotify Music Converter. With it, Spotify songs can be downloaded and converted as local files on your computer. Then you can sync them to your watch for playing offline without any limits.

Charles Davis

Charles Davis

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Charles Davis is the chief-editor of AudFree Company, who writes a variety of tech articles and music reviews, such as hot software releases and Spotify music tips.

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