[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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Comments
tryingtothink
Newbie
And I just earned a 'Registered for one year badge' c/o this utter fiasco.
I keep trying to find new words to express my feelings about the contempt
shown by this firm. Not just to us but I gather they pay artists less than
Apple. And they are not up to speed with sound quality. I gather the Apple
interface is not so good but maybe Apple will wake up to that.
Bega2901
Newbie

What kind of company gives no feedback or timeline to the most requested feature on their forum? I’m trialing Apple Music until December and will cancel my family premium account if nothing is done by then.

Squuiid
Newbie

This is absolutely pathetic Spotify.

When is HomePod support going to be implemented?!

Deezer have had this functionality in place for 6 whole months now.

How is it that Spotify, who have greater resources and a much larger demand for this, are not able to implement?

 

tryingtothink
Newbie
They appear to be making a point but it is hard to work out quite why. A
bit like dealing with a sulking toddler. Except toddlers don't know any
better and Spotify does. But doesn't care.
I see this is about to hit page 100.
sakus
Newbie

So this is still not a thing? I’m in the market for a HomePod mini / nest audio / etc for xmas. Seeing as everything else I have is Apple (with the exception of my music streaming service), the HomePod seems like the winning bet.

 

if Spotify doesn’t support it, it’s unfortunately Spotify that is going to be switched out rather than going with another device that would not play with my existing devices as nicely.

Diz-X
Newbie

I have recently bought homepods for myself and my kids. As homepod had opened to third party music services I thought Spotify would be the first to integrate. With the whole crying in the past about bad integration with apple devices, it seems like Spotify is more busy being woke virtue signaling and crying when Joe Rogan said something wrong than being a music service that works on their user experience. 

 

Now I am thinking of switching to Apple Music, I wanted to switch to family subscription. 

Dan223
Visitor

It’s November 2021 and there’s no update? Come on Spotify, this would be so simple and a huge win to keep HomePod users from moving to Apple Music. 

nekits11
Newbie

Any updates?

Kragothius
Newbie

I think I have to quit and change to Apple Music.
Month with no Information about the Integration...why should I pay for Spotify when other Services are more interested in integrations?

nickerodeon
Newbie

How many comments are needed to bring attention to this? More than 100 pages? Being a software engineer myself, I understand that such an integration shouldn't take THAT MUCH time. Come on, it's hard not to conclude that Spotify has intentionally decided not to implement it. They haven't even said a simple "yes, we're on it".

 

It doesn't seem like Spotify cares about their users considering the number of votes on this.