Find, install, and use Spotify on your Samsung smart watch

The Spotify app playing music on the Galaxy Watch4

When you're working out, the last thing you want to do is stop to change your playlist. Well, if you have a watch like a Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Watch3, Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch5, Gear Fit2 Pro, or pretty much any Samsung smart watch, you can control and listen to Spotify right from your wrist. All you need is a connected phone with a Spotify account. Now you can finish exercising without taking any breaks.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by provider, phone, or watch. Some Spotify features on the watch may require a Premium account.

Install Spotify

Note: You cannot install Spotify onto a Galaxy Fit.

Before you can start listening to music from Spotify on your watch, make sure the app is installed. On some devices, it may come preinstalled.

You can only download and install Spotify onto your watch using the Galaxy Store or the Play Store, depending on your watch's model. If it isn't already installed, you will also need to download and install the app onto your phone using the Play Store.

In Galaxy Store, Search for Spotify

Set up Spotify

Note: You cannot control music for Spotify with a Galaxy Fit.

  1. Open Spotify on your phone and log into or create an account.

  2. Next, navigate to and tap Spotify on the watch. Allow the different permissions if needed.

  3. Depending on your watch, the option to get started may differ once you open Spotify on the watch:

PAIR ON PHONE option displayed during Spotify setup
  • Galaxy Watch3, Galaxy Watch4, and Galaxy Watch4 Classic: Unlock the connected phone. The watch should automatically connect to the phone's Spotify account. That's it!

  • Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active 1 and 2, Gear Sport, Gear S3 or Gear S2: Tap Log in to Stream Music after you open Spotify on the watch, and then tap Pair on Phone. You may be asked to log into your account on the phone again. Tap PAIR, and then your watch and phone will be paired. If you are a free user, tap Not Yet instead of Log In to Stream, and then tap Standalone.

  • Gear Fit 2 or Gear Fit2 Pro: Tap Premium User, and then tap Log in with Spotify after you open Spotify. Enter your account information, and then tap LOGIN.

Find and use Spotify

Note: Spotify features may vary depending on the watch. You cannot use Spotify on a Galaxy Fit. 

Spotify on your watch is a little different from the phone version. You won't be able to follow artists, but you can listen to your saved songs, and you'll have access to playlists galore.

If you are a Premium user, simply swipe left, then tap a song or playlist you want to play. If you are a free user, you can select a song but Spotify will automatically shuffle everything.

The Spotify app on a Samsung Galaxy Watch

When a song is playing, you can tap the icons at the bottom to save a song, shuffle a playlist, change the output device, and its volume.

When you swipe right to get to the Spotify home page, you'll see these options if you're a Premium user:

  • Recently Played: View your recently played songs.

  • Featured Playlists: View suggested playlists with popular songs or artists.

  • Your Music: This section contains all of your favorite music. Tap Your Collection to see songs you've liked, or tap Your Playlists to see playlists you've created.

  • Browse: View popular songs, new releases, specific genres, and more.

  • Search: Use your voice to search for a certain song, artist, or genre.

  • Settings: Adjust the watch's playback settings and view app information.

If you are a free user, the only available options will be Recently Played, Your Library, Browse, and Settings.

Control audio output for Spotify

On some watch models, like the Galaxy Watch4, you'll need to listen to the music through a paired Bluetooth device. On other models, like the Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Watch, and Gear S3, the music can also play through the watch's speaker. Or, connect a Bluetooth device and listen to your music using that!

  1. Start by opening Spotify on your watch, and then swiping left to select a song. Tap Play.

    Music playing with Spotify on a Galaxy watch
  2. Next, select a device to play the song on. You can choose from the following:

    • Your phone: This will play through the connected phone and any Bluetooth devices connected to the phone.

    • This watch: This will play through a Bluetooth device connected to the watch, or the watch speaker on compatible models.

    • You may also have the option of choosing smart speakers or other streaming devices if they are connected to your local network.

  3. When you make your selection, the music will begin playing through that device.

  4. If you change your mind, you can always switch the output. Tap the icon on the bottom right; you will see the same options from step 2.

    Note: You can also adjust the volume from this screen using the speaker icons on the top and bottom.

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