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Spotify for Wear OS finally does all the things you'd want it to

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Spotify has announced that a brand new Wear OS app for Android wearables will be coming in the next week, finally sorting out some of the control woes the music streaming service has on techy wristwatches.

Until now, Spotify has been lingering on with a last-gen Android Wear app, leading users to rely on third-party controllers to fill the gaps that Spotify's own wearable software hadn't filled. However, the new Wear OS app should deliver improved controls for music playback and browsing, making it a lot easier to scroll through your playlists.

The new app works with WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, and will support Spotify Connect, so you can now play music through connected speakers, meaning you can control your music wherever you are in your home over your wrist. 

Runway music

Not only this, but Spotify has also announced that it's going to be partnering up with fashion brands Fossil and Michael Kors to bring the new app to their smartwatches.

The Wear OS app will be preinstalled on Fossil Gen 4 and Michael Kors Access Runway smartwatches from November onwards, marking the latest mash up of music and fashion. 

If you don't have one of these fashion-leaning watches, you can still download the new Wear OS app on Google Play (opens in new tab) for whichever compatible smartwatch you have. 

Gerald is the Executive Editor for TechRadar, taking care of the site's home cinema, gaming, smart home, entertainment and audio output. He loves gaming, but don't expect him to play with you unless your console is hooked up to a 4K HDR screen and a 7.1 surround system. Based out of TechRadar Towers, London, Gerald was previously Editor of Gizmodo UK. He is also the author of 'Get Technology: Upgrade Your Future', published by Aurum Press.

Gerald dreams of the day when he can pop on a VR headset and meet Lawnmower Man-era Pierce Brosnan. Sadly, Pierce doesn't share the dream.