Spotify for tizen is going to offer the same as Spotify, which is, a digital music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts and videos from artists all over the world.
Spotify is immediately appealing because you can access content for free by simply signing up using an email address or by connecting with Facebook. If you’re not keen on monthly subscription fees for Spotify Premium, or just want to dip your toe in and test it out, it’s easy to get started and there’s no commitment.
The free version of Spotify can be accessed on PC, laptop and mobile phone, but the full service needs a Spotify Premium subscription.
Getting started with listening to music on Spotify is easy:
- Visit the Spotify website and sign-up. We’d recommend signing up with Facebook if you have an account as it’ll make it easier to find and follow friends, see what they’re listening to and share songs with them.
- Choose a subscription level. We’d recommend going for Spotify Premium as it gives you access to more features, is more flexible and will connect with more devices.
- Download and install the free Spotify application. There are versions for desktop and iPhone/iPad and Android phones.
- Sign into your account on those devices and get listening.
The basic setup is pretty straightforward but there’s much more to Spotify once you delve in and it gets smarter the more you listen.Samsung’s lineup of Tizen wearables are shockingly great devices, but the biggest downside to both the Gear S2 and the newer Gear S3 (review coming soon), is the lack of app support. Today, Tizen’s app store grows with the welcome and long-awaited addition of Spotify.
The official Spotify app for Tizen takes advantage of the round display on the Gear S2/S3 wearables and the rotating bezel for navigation. Through the app, users can browse their entire Spotify library including playlists, new releases, charts, and entire searches for new music. The app has two modes, “remote” and “stream.” Remote mode ties into the standard Spotify app on your Android device
Remote mode ties into the standard Spotify app on your Android device and allows you to control playback through that device. Stream mode, on the other hand, directs audio through the watch, either with the included speaker (Gear S3/Gear S2 Cellular only) or through a connected Bluetooth audio device. For example, a pair of Bluetooth headphones or a speaker. Interestingly enough, you will have to sign in on the watch with the somewhat clunky T9 keyboard.
While audio is playing in stream mode, you’ll be able to adjust everything from shuffle mode and volume. Playback controls work, of course, onscreen, but the rotating bezel can also be used to go back and forth while audio is being played. Unfortunately, music cannot be downloaded to the watch for offline playback ─ you’ll either need wifi or LTE for playback through the watch.
Spotify for the Gear S3 is available via the Samsung Galaxy Apps store through the Gear Manager app. Anyone with a Gear S3, regardless of the connected smartphone, will be able to use the app. Try it out and let us know all about your experiences in the comment section.
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