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Spotify for Apple Watch Could be Unveiled in June at WWDC

That iThingy You're Wearing
March 26, 2018

Using the Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in LTE, subscribers can listen to Apple Music songs almost anywhere. But a new report from MacRumors says that the same capability could eventually arrive for competitor Spotify.

Here’s the complete report:

An anonymous and unverified tipster has informed MacRumors that Spotify will unveil an official Apple Watch app at WWDC 2018 in June, based on personal involvement with the project.

The app will supposedly be a lead example of Apple’s tentatively named StreamKit framework that will enable cellular Apple Watch models to receive push notifications from third-party apps like Facebook and Twitter, completely independent from a paired iPhone, on watchOS 5.

If tied to the upcoming watchOS 5, it will more than likely be September before Spotify subscribers could take advantage of the app as the software will go through a number of beta versions in the summer. Unlike iOS and tvOS, there is no public beta program for watchOS because there is no way to downgrade to a stable version in case of an issue.

While the rumor sounds plausible, I do question whether Apple would spend time promoting the major Apple Music competitor at such an important event like WWDC. But we should know for sure in just a little more than two months.

The event will likely kick off with an Apple keynote on Monday, June 4 in San Jose, California.