How to Stream Spotify Music to Garmin Smartwatch

Posted by Adam Gorden on Aug. 30, 2019 3:35 PM.

Smartwatches have gradually replaced iPod, especially for runners. Most smartwatches like Apple Watch, Samsung Gear, and Wear OS Smartwatches can connect with the Wi-Fi for enjoying music, but it is a new start in the fitness watch landscape like TomTom Park, Fitbit Ionic and Garmin Forerunner.

Last year, Garmin announced that it was adding more popular music streaming services to its compatible watches for offline listening. By far most notably, some Garmin fans can now use Spotify on Garmin Smartwatches and add music manually to the watch from Spotify. It is really a amazing Garmin Spotify watch for fans of both fitness watch and Spotify.

However, all people can only play music and podcasts they've downloaded on their Garmin Smartwatches. It's not possible to stream Spotify, even if you're connected to the internet. Here's all you need to know on how to install Spotify on your Garmin Smartwatches, and how to download Spotify playlists with a free account or premium account.

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Part 1. Install Spotify on Garmin Smartwatch
Part 2. Save Spotify music with Premium Account
Part 3. Download Spotify music with Free Account

How to Install Spotify on Garmin Watch

Previously, only Samsung featured Spotify integration with its smartwatches, while other smartwatches don't have a pre-loaded Spotify. All people who want to enjoy Spotify music need to download from the Garmin Connect app store and install it to their Garmin Smartwatches. Garmin Watch Spotify is available to download on some Garmin Smartwatches.

To download Spotify app on Garmin Smartwatch

1. Open the Connect IQ app on your mobile.
2. Search for Spotify and tap 'Download'.
3. On your watch, scroll up to 'My Music' and select Spotify. You'll see pop-up message that asks you to check the Connect IQ app.
4. In the Connect IQ app, you're prompted to log in to Spotify and connect your accounts. Tap 'OKAY' to confirm.

Note: Spotify is currently available on the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus series, Forerunner 645 Music, the D2 Delta series, and the VivoActive 3 Music watch.

How to Use Premium Plan on Garmin Smartwatch

Once downloaded and installed, the watch can connect to the Spotify app and download playlists for listening on the run. With up to 500 songs worth of music storage built right into your watch, you'll have at least a week's worth of music at your disposal. If you have subscribed to Premium Plan on Spotify, you could just follow the steps below to sync your Spotify playlists and download Spotify music to your watch.

What You Need

1. Premium Spotify account
2. A compatible Garmin Smartwatch
3. Access to a Wi-Fi network

To download Spotify music on Garmin Smartwatch with Premium Plan

1. Open Spotify on your watch.
2. Tap 'Your Library', and then tap 'Add music & podcasts'.
3. Find Recently Played, Playlists, Made for you, Workout, and Podcasts.
4. Tap 'Add' to download.

How to Use Free Subscription on Garmin Smartwatch

The features of syncing playlists directly to the watch via Wi-Fi and accessing all playlists through the Spotify app are only available for those Premium users. If you are not, there still exists a method to achieve Garmin Spotify offline and enjoy Spotify on Garmin watch during a workout. Just download Spotify to mp3 or other plain formats with the help of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter and then sync Spotify music to Garmin.

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ViWizard Spotify Music Key Features

  • Download Spotify music for listening anywhere
  • Listen to nonstop Spotify music without any ads
  • Get rid of all DRM protection from Spotify music
  • Achieve unlimited skips on any playlist or album
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Step 1Upload Spotify music to the converter

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Once you have Spotify music downloader installed on your computer, pull up the downloader and the Spotify app will be automatically opened after several seconds. Locate to your preferred playlists on your Spotify and then directly drag them to the downloader.

Step 2Configure the output audio parameter

set output format

After uploading your favorite tracks to the downloader, begin to set the output audio parameters. There are several formats for you to choose from. You need to set the audio as Galaxy Watch supported format.

Step 3Get started on saving Spotify music

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Upon passing over the setting of the output audio, choose to start downloading music from Spotify to computer by clicking on Convert. Just wait for several minute and you will get your Spotify music. Then click on Convert to locate the folder where you save Spotify music.

Step 4Transfer Spotify music to Garmin Watch

sync music to garmin smartwatch

Connect your watch to your computer using the included USB cable. On your computer, open the 'Garmin Express app'. Click on your device. Click 'Music', and from the 'My Music' or 'iTunes Library' list, select an audio file category (e.g., Songs, Playlists, etc.). Click the checkboxes next to the desired audio file(s) then click 'Send to Device'.

Once all that is completed, you've got your favorite music, from the most popular streaming service, right on your wrist. Now, to listen to your preferred music need to pair your watch with a pair of your favorite Bluetooth headphones after getting Garmin watch with music.


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