That’s in accordance with an “unverified tipster” talking to MacRumors, who claims to have private involvement with the venture.
It’s unknown what options the app will embrace however one possible inclusion is offline caching, which may permit you to sync playlists to your Apple Watch to hearken to offline, so you possibly can hearken to music out of your watch with out having to take your cellphone out with you.
That is a function that Apple Music already presents, however this is able to be the primary third-party service to supply it on Apple Watch.
Stream it with StreamKit
One factor the supply did say although is that the Spotify app will apparently assist Apple’s StreamKit framework, which can launch as a part of watchOS 5.
StreamKit (which could launch underneath a special title) is claimed to permit mobile fashions of the Apple Watch to obtain push notifications from the likes of Fb and Twitter and not using a paired iPhone.
This is able to carry the Apple Watch nearer to the performance of a cellphone and make it ever extra viable to go actually phone-free.
What’s not clear is how the Spotify app will make use of StreamKit. The framework shouldn’t be required to stream music with out an iPhone, because the Apple Music app is already able to that, nevertheless it may for instance push new releases and up to date playlists to your wrist, in addition to every other notification you’d get in the primary Spotify app.
If these rumors are proper we should always have the solutions in early June, as WWDC 2018 kicks off on June 4.