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Play Spotify Music on Apple Watch Offline without iPhone

I have an Apple Watch 3. But that is how long Spotify has to give me an app that lets me stream to the new watch without my iPhone. I love Spotify, but I can’t wait indefinitely to stream to the watch.

Apple Watch is capable of playing music with the remote control of iPhone, or syncing 250 songs for playback without iPhone, which is super useful for outdoor workouts. Before starts, the music (from Apple Music, purchased from iTunes, or added from other sources) needs to be in Apple Music app on iPhone before synced to Apple Watch.

Fortunately, the good news is that Spotify is finally released on Apple Watch, thus Apple Watch owners who use Spotify are able to control and play Spotify music on their wrist directly. Because the features like offline listening and Cellular stream are still missing, here we would like to share with you an alternative way to sync Spotify music or playlists to Apple Watch for offline playback without iPhone.

Play Spotify music on Apple Watch

Here a powerful third party tool is needed to help you download music from Spotify as local files. Sidify Music Converter is definitely the one coming in handy, with which the Spotify music or playlists can be losslessly downloaded as plain audio files as MP3, AAC, WAV. FLAC, or AIFF.

In the following parts, we will show you how to easily download Spotify music to local files as MP3 on Windows PC and the specific steps to sync the local Spotify music to Apple Watch on iPhone.

Part 1: How to Download Spotify Music as MP3 with Sidify Music Converter

Things You'll Need:

  • A Computer running Mac OS or Windows OS
  • The latest version of Spotify
  • Sidify Music Converter
  • An iPhone and Apple Watch

Step 1 Download and Install Sidify Music Converter

Download and install Sidify Music Converter from the download button above, then launch it and the Spotify Music app will be launched automatically if you have installed it.

Main interface of Sidify Music Converter

Step 2 Add Spotify Music to Sidify Music Converter

Firstly, go to your Spotify Music app to search for the music or playlist you want to download, then right-click it and click Share to copy the music URL.

Then, go to Sidify Music Converter and click Add button, a small window will pop up to let you paste the music URL. Or you can drag and drop music or playlist from Spotify to Sidify Music Converter.

add spotify music

Step 3 Customize the Output Parameters

Click Setting button button on the top right to change the output format, output quality, output path and conversion mode. Here you can choose the output formats as MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF and output quality up to 320 kbps to keep the best audio quality. Then click "OK" to apply the setting options to the next step.

Choose MP3 as output format

Step 4 Start Downloading Spotify Music and Find the Downloaded Local Files

You can click the "Convert" button to start downloading Spotify music to the audio format you chosen. When the downloading process competed, you can click "Converted" button to check the local Spotify music files.

Downloading and Converting

Part 2: Sync the Downloaded Spotify Music to Apple Watch via iPhone

To import the downloaded Spotify playlists to Apple Watch, you need a computer with a Wi-Fi connection and the free Fitbit desktop app installed.

Step 1 Sync the downloaded Spotify music from computer to iPhone. Because all the Spotify music you downloaded via Sidify Music Converter is located in computer local folder, you can add them to iTunes library on computer and turn on iCloud Music Library on iPhone to sync the downloaded Spotify music with the same Apple ID. Or you can connect iPhone to computer via USB cable to transfer the downloaded Spotify music to iPhone.

Step 2 Create a new playlist on iPhone Apple Music app. After you transfer the downloaded Spotify music to iPhone (if you sync the music with iCloud Music Library, you can download them to iPhone firstly to make the sync successfully ), then you can open the Apple Music app and create a new playlist like workout if you like by going to Library → Playlist → New Playlist to add the Spotify music.

Create Spotify playlist on iPhone Apple Music app

Step 3 Pair Bluetooth headphones or speakers to Apple Watch. Put Bluetooth headphones or speakers and your Apple Watch into pairing mode and then grab your Watch and go to Settings > Bluetooth. When your headphones are shown under Devices, you can tap on your headphones to pair them.

Sync Spotify playlists to Apple Watch

Step 4 Start to play Spotify Music. After the converted Spotify playlist synced and your headphones paired, you can open the Music app on Apple Watch and choose a music source for playback.

Now, with the tips mentioned above, you don’t need to give up Spotify because of the inaccessibility on Apple Watch. You can follow this tutorial to sync the music you downloaded from Spotify via Sidify Music Converter to Apple Watch for listening while outdoor workouts.

Note: The trial version of Sidify Music Converter enables us to convert the first 1 minute of each audio file for sample testing, you can purchase the full version to unlock the time limitation.

Important Notes

Sidify strictly complies with the US copyright regulations. We adopt a leading technology to record the unencrypted audio data which is outputted to the system sound device, with the highest quality.

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