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The dedicated Gear S3 Spotify app is now live

Samsung introduced its latest attempt to crack the smartwatch market, the Gear S3, earlier this year, and while it isn’t the triumph we were hoping for, it’s certainly a classy timepiece.

But until now, Spotify users have had no way to control their music streaming from their wrist. Fortunately, that’s just changed.

The dedicated Spotify app is now live in the Galaxy Apps Store (via SamMobile), and can be downloaded by opening the Gear Manager on your smartphone, opening the store, and searching for ‘Spotify’.

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Samsung Gear S3

While some locations should be able to download the app immediately, it may not be live in all regions, so if it’s not appearing when you search, unfortunately you’ll just have to be patient while Samsung rolls the software out.

There’s no word on specific features beyond the usual Play and Pause functionality just yet, but we should have more information in the very near future as the app rolls out.

The Gear S3 runs Samsung’s own Tizen operating system, and while it’s a decent OS, the lack of must-have apps hinders Samsung’s wearable somewhat.

But with the addition of Spotify, the company has moved ever so slightly closer to providing a better app experience for its users.

With a 1.3-inch 360 x 360 always-on display, dual-core 1GHz processor, 4GB of storage, and IP68 waterproofing, there’s no denying the S3 is an impressive smartwatch.

Unfortunately, the aforementioned Tizen app issues and a seriously bulky design have prevented it from becoming the smartwatch to bring wearables fully into the mainstream.

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Let us know what you think of the new app in the comments.

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