The latest version of Spotify for iOS has been released and includes the music player's first Apple Watch app. The App Store release notes emphasize that this is just a "first version" of the Watch app, which is calming considering how limited the app is now.
Spotify's Watch app currently works as a way to start playing recently played music, and control playback via game / pause, jump and volume control. You can also select a connected device to send music to and as a song to add it to your collection. And that's it.
As a 1.0, Spotify's Watch app covers the basics. I am particularly pleased that the volume control via Digital Crown is enabled here. Spotify has designed its own custom volume indicator, visualized as a vertical dashed line in the upper right corner of the screen, and it is especially satisfying to see each area of the line fill in synchronization with the Haptic Lids in Series 4 Watch's Digital Crown.
A striking disappointing overview is that Spotify is not optimized for the new 40 and 44mm Series 4 screens, which you will notice in the above images. Launch two months after new devices debuted but without support for these devices is not a good look. I hope we do not have to wait a long time for the problem to be resolved, though. In his Watch app announcement, Spotify honestly acknowledged that there is much more work to be done to create the best Watch experience ̵
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