Can Garmin Venu play Spotify without phone?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

The Garmin Venu smartwatch can play Spotify without a phone. With the Spotify app on your Garmin Venu, you can download music and podcasts directly to your watch and listen to them offline. This means you can enjoy your favorite tunes and podcasts while leaving your phone at home.

To get started, you’ll need to have a Spotify Premium account. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up on the Spotify website or through the mobile app. Once you have a Premium account, you can link it to your Garmin Connect account.

To download music or podcasts to your Garmin Venu, follow these steps:

1. Open the Garmin Connect app on your phone and go to the “More” tab.
2. Select “Garmin Devices” and then choose your Garmin Venu from the list of connected devices.
3. Scroll down and select “Music and Podcasts.”
4. Tap on “Spotify” and then “Connect.” You’ll be prompted to log in to your Spotify account.
5. Once logged in, you can browse through your playlists, albums, podcasts, or search for specific tracks.
6. Find the music or podcast episode you want to download and tap on the download button (it looks like a downward arrow).
7. The selected content will then be synced to your Garmin Venu. This may take a few moments, depending on the size of the file and your internet connection.

Once the music or podcast episode is downloaded to your Garmin Venu, you can access it by following these steps:

1. On your Garmin Venu, swipe down from the watch face to access the quick settings menu.
2. Tap on the “Music” icon to open the music player.
3. You’ll see options to play/pause, skip tracks, adjust volume, and access playlists.
4. Use the touchscreen or the physical buttons on the watch to control playback.

It’s important to note that you can only play music and podcasts that you have downloaded to your Garmin Venu. Streaming music or podcasts directly from Spotify requires a phone connection. So make sure to download the content you want to listen to before going offline.

Listening to Spotify on your Garmin Venu can be a great way to enjoy your favorite music and podcasts during workouts, runs, or simply when you want to leave your phone behind. It offers convenience and freedom from carrying your phone with you all the time.

I personally find it incredibly useful when I go for a run or hit the gym. It’s great not having to worry about my phone bouncing around in my pocket or dealing with tangled headphone wires. Plus, the battery life on the Garmin Venu is impressive, so I don’t have to worry about running out of juice mid-workout.

The ability to download and listen to Spotify offline on the Garmin Venu is a fantastic feature for music and podcast lovers who want to stay connected and entertained without the need for a phone.