Some Apple Watch owners with Facebook accounts have grown accustomed to using Facebook Messenger from their wrist. In a significant move, Facebook has discontinued full support for the Apple Watch, specifically for their Facebook Messenger app. This follows a trend of prominent app developers withdrawing their standalone Apple Watch apps.
Apple Watch Apps
The Spotify Apple Watch app has a new look. Spotify has delivered with an improved library view, larger controls, and swipe gestures for the Apple Watch. Owners of more recent Apple Watch models will enjoy larger artwork, bigger buttons, and new animations. The changes come as Spotify continues to offer its subscription pricing at $9.99 per month with no ads.
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Many iPhone apps have companion Apple Watch apps. Some of these apps bring additional functions to the Apple Watch, while others don't add much. Some Apple Watch users prefer to receive notifications from apps on the watch but launch apps solely on the iPhone. In any case, if you find there are too many apps installed on your Apple Watch they can be removed.
Spotify fans, especially those who subscribe to its Premium service, can listen to music across iOS devices. But when it comes to using Spotify on Apple Watch, not so much. This is all set to change according to Snowy developer Andrew Chang, who announced a collaboration with Spotify make his watchOS app official.
Gaming on the Apple Watch never really took off like some people originally predicted that it would after the wearable device was launched in 2015, but Final Fantasy creator Square Enix plans to change that with a new title called, Cosmos Rings. The teaser website for the upcoming game is very vague, only listing the title, genre (RPG) and platform (Apple Watch). Andrew Hoyle from CNET thinks Cosmos Rings will be some kind of GPS-based game like Pokémon Go, and Touch Arcade believes it is meant to be a Chaos Rings' spin-off.