[APP][MOD] Spotify Lite - scaled for standalone use on Wear OS

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This is a mod of the Spotify Lite v0.6.6. The official Spotify app for Wear OS is not able to stream music standalone. Sideloading any Spotify works but the UI is obviously giant on Wear OS - see this recent Spotify screenshot from Wear OS.

It's possible to change system wide density but it takes away the usability and look of Wear OS. I did a quick experiment with pure resource mod and it works surprisingly nice so I'm sharing it with you. Downscaling other well written apps is therefore possible.

What it took:
  • Replace all sizes (dip/sp in layouts, dimens etc.) - I divided them by 2
  • Few quick fixes - set bottom tab layout alignment to center instead of fill, set custom height for actionBarSize, set horizontal margin for toolbar (so far only on Home screen)
It takes only quite a few commands to create such downscaled modded app. The current version of the size replacement script is really ugly and slow but I think that it would make a great universal script/tool for conversion of any user app (right?)...

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Spotify Lite mod is attached to this post. (Lite version doesn't support offline playback but the whole app is supposed to be snappy.)
Full version of modded Spotify ( is available from or AndroidFileHost. Mod v2 (improved top toolbar): or AndroidFileHost.

Here's the raw (but trivial) tool - WearModder.jar

How to use it:

# Decompile apk
java -jar apktool_2.3.3.jar d spotify-lite.apk

# Mod resources (use directory or individual files as arguments)
java -jar WearModder.jar spotify-lite/res

# Perform additional manual tweaks

# Build apk
java -jar apktool_2.3.3.jar b spotify-lite

# Sign
keytool -genkey -v -keystore my-release-key.keystore -alias alias_name -keyalg RSA -keysize 2048 -validity 10000
jarsigner -verbose -sigalg SHA1withRSA -digestalg SHA1 -keystore my-release-key.keystore spotify-lite/dist/spotify-lite.apk alias_name
WearModder modifies all files in-place so do not run it more than once on the same files (d'oh). Feel free to try modding your favorite apps and let me know how well it works.

Update 2018/10/04: Uploaded mod of Spotify Lite v0.9.5.

Chech also uploads of others who shared their (newer) versions.
Attached Files
File Type: apk spotify-lite-wear-mod.apk - [Click for QR Code] (5.11 MB, 21874 views)
File Type: apk spotify-lite-wear-mod-v0.9.5.apk - [Click for QR Code] (5.00 MB, 7658 views)
File Type: jar WearModder.jar - [Click for QR Code] (2.6 KB, 1954 views)
File Type: jar WearModder-v20200225.jar - [Click for QR Code] (2.7 KB, 386 views)
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13th July 2018, 02:53 PM |#2  
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This is probably the coolest thing I've seen here for a while! If this app would have existed when I had my Huawei Watch, I probably wouldn't have sold it!

GJ. This could be a game changer for Wear OS. Sad that such things doesn't come from Google directly.

I want to see more screenshots of such apps!
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13th July 2018, 04:47 PM |#3  
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Great! It's possibile to download offline music using a premium account?
13th July 2018, 05:35 PM |#4  
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Amazing job!
I am testing this like for an hour now and well it is buttery smooth on my old but amazing Huawei Watch.
I used Wearify (third party app) for spotify music on my watch without the phone but this app was limited to playlists only.

With this solution i can search for music on my watch and play them. and it works really well.
only think to note for people with spotify premium:
I have spotify premium but it shows only the option to shuffle play and i CANNOT save music for offline playback.
but still i wasn't expecting offline playback. only think i expected was a horrible but at least working search button.
But while it is true that it works, it is such an amazing smooth experience so well done!
13th July 2018, 07:10 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by Homer314

Great! It's possibile to download offline music using a premium account?

You can't with Spotify Lite yet
13th July 2018, 07:52 PM |#6  
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Could you do the same with the normal Spotify app? So that we get offline playback! Thanks!
13th July 2018, 09:23 PM |#7  
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I'm not a Spotify subscriber but I will try modding the full version of Spotify next (I'm really curious how well it will go). I have just learned that there is "Wearify for Spotify" (also online only) so something for actual offline playback is welcome I guess.
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14th July 2018, 12:37 AM |#8  
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How can i install it? Thanks
14th July 2018, 07:26 AM |#10  
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Let me know if you need help testing offline playback, if you think of a way to include it somehow.

Thanks for the work!
14th July 2018, 11:39 AM |#11  
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Not playing anything for me in my Huawei Watch 2. It opens it finds songs but cannot play them it says something is wrong with internet (even it can find whatever you search)...
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