You can’t play Spotify on your apple watch without your phone.
That’s dumb. I can’t believe we pay $350+ on this device and it can’t even let you play music without your phone. They really try to finesse you to purchase Apple Music.
How To Play Music On Apple Watch Without iPhone
So the freaking solution is to play music through the Music app. I think we can do it via old school download music (mp3), upload to phone then sync from phone to watch.
ONLY APPLE MUSIC WORKS
What I did was signup for the 3 month free apple music trial but we’ll see what I do after that.