[iOS] Implement Native HomePod Support

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Just this week at WWDC (June 22, 2020), Apple announced support for third party music services on the HomePod.  I'm requesting that Spotify implement native support for the HomePod such that one or even multiple HomePods will appear in the "Connect to a device" menu on any Apple device WITHOUT having to connect through Airplay.  This will also allow users to ask Siri to play songs from Spotify on their HomePod(s). 

 

Apple is opening up the HomePod, and I know there are many other HomePod users that would love to have native Spotify support on their speaker. 

 

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Please upvote this idea to garner attention for it.  Thank you Spotify and the Spotify community.  Let's get this implemented so it's ready for general iOS 14 release this September!

Updated on 2021-06-14

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pbx2020
Newbie

They've written off Airplay 2 support, so this will never happen now. Jumped shipped months back and I have no regrets. Better curation, better support for the products I use, less restrictions (for example if someone starts listening at the house on the Homepods it doesn't stop my music - not limited to 1 stream like Spotify), Dolby Atmos which is a game changer, push notifiations for new releases from artists in my library I could go on but I think you get the point.

 

Don't support Spotify pushing **bleep** no one wants in their App or their own hardware. They complained to the European Commission in March 2019 that accused Apple of "locking Spotify and other competitors out of Apple services such as Siri, HomePod, and Apple Watch." what a joke that statement was.

HappyToLeave
Visitor

Been waiting on this for way too long now. I cancelled my Spotify Family account and moved with my wife and kids to Apple Music and I won't come back. 

 

The problem isn't slow implementation, it's the unwillingness to do so. I know Apple and Spotify aren't on great terms, but Apple showed they care about their customers more than they care about their business conflict by opening the homepod API for all (including Spotify). Spotify shows they don't care about Apple users by making it harder for us to integrate Spotify with Apple users including homepod etc. For the first few months I got it, but after Apple's move it's just pathetic really. 

 

Take care all of you, and Spotify: I regret ever having given you my money. You make it painfully clear that you never deserved it in the first place. 

msifrt
Newbie

I am so close 2 cancel the Spotify subscription, because lately the connection with Spotify is all the time pausing, and it’s not the HomePods fault lol. And the Audioquality ahhh. 

tryingtothink
Newbie
Out of curiousity--someone earlier posted that they were finding that
Spotify worked less well with more up to date Apple devices. Do you have a
recent edition phone?
LofiCassette
Newbie

Clearly, Spotify cares little about the experience of Apple users. With this idea being so highly requested, having an immense amount of votes and comments, Spotify made it evident that it will not even attempt to make a half-ass solution for this problem. I used to be a big fan of Spotify and their app, but with this nonsense I will join the many other Spotify users who are switching to apple music. Way to test your user loyalty Spotify, I hope it pays off

ziggy7
Newbie

I cancelled my Spotify Premium subscription  a few days ago after 5+ years.

I’m sure there must be a reason why they are not implementing this feature, even if the reason is “we don’t want to”, whatever it is, it’s too late now, time to move on. 
As an Apple user, I doubt it will make sense to come back unless Spotify comes up with  something to compete against Dolby Atmos.

Tip for users planning on moving to Apple Music, the SongShift app will migrate only one playlist for free, for multiple playlists you’ll need to subscribe, migrate your playlists, then cancel the subscription so you don’t get charged again after 30 days.

Jasonoftheparks
Visitor

Please Spotify! We're begging you!

tryingtothink
Newbie

And now we can sync Spotify with Phillips Hue. But over 4K votes and they won't let us speak to our HomePods. Wow.

abricko
Newbie

It's not personal at all for Spotify.  I'm sure there was a money deal with Phillips/Hue that's how it got done so quickly.

 

https://9to5mac.com/2021/09/02/spotify-ceo-says-apples-app-store-sign-up-changes-still-unfair/

 

What's more unfair than app store, Spotify putting their customers (who actually make them money) second.

 

Shame on you Spotify.  By now, we all know you're the **bleep** in this situation as much as you try to paint Apple in bad light.

 

Enjoying Apple Music and the ease at multi room audio.  Watch out when that lossless/spatial audio update drops for the homepods!

lllibailll
Newbie

Can we get this already, please? Taking your users as hostage for your legal battles is not a good idea. This alongside AirPlay 2 should have been implemented so long ago, and yet here we are, waiting for it while considering Apple Music.