Spotify has just revealed that it is bringing its impressive catalogue of music tracks to wearable devices, most especially smartwatches running on the Android Wear operating system for wearables, via its own smartwatch app which is expected to be launched in June of this year.
The Spotify wearable app will give consumers another reason to try out Android smartwatches. For years, smartwatches have been struggling to take off, but with the release of the Apple Watch earlier this year, more and more people are finally paying attention to wearable devices in general.
And in order for smartwatches to become truly mainstream devices, they will need to support various apps that can entice consumers to actually use them. The upcoming Spotify app certainly qualifies as one of those apps that have the potential of winning mobile users over to wearables.
With Spotify on their wrists, consumers (specifically those who signed up for Spotify subscriptions) will be able to access their music playlists, listen to their favorite music tracks, discover new songs and artists, or enjoy full albums while on the go, working out, or taking a jog. But it should be noted though that unless users have a newer wearable device that has Wi-Fi built into its hardware, they will have to keep connected to their smartphones when accessing their Spotify accounts online.
Still, this latest news should delight music loving smartwatch owners. This can also be considered a victory for Android Wear and wearable devices that run on this operating system. Audio options have been rather limited when it comes to Android Wear devices. Sure, wearable users can listen to music via Google's own Play Music app, but those who are already subscribing to Spotify might not be happy with the fact that they would have to sign up for another music streaming service when they already paying for a perfectly fine one.
Moreover, having a well known and reliable brand such as Spotify in Android Wear should contribute in building its arsenal of wearable apps. According to Google, there are now 4,000 dedicated wearable mobile apps for Android Wear, and it is expected to grow in the coming months or years. Uber has already revealed that it will be launching its own smartwatch app soon, as is Foursquare.
Of course, the Apple Watch will not sit idly by. Apple's smartwatch has already amassed a formidable number of apps in its own right. To compete, it is imperative that Android Wear continue to boost its current crop of wearable mobile apps.
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