[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
btz1

That's it! Spotify doesn't care about music, only podcasts. We have been asking for integration with HomePod and AirPlay 2 for two years, in fact, Spotify itself criticized Apple when it launched HomePod for the lack of API for third parties. And now that it exists they just don't. Now we have another scandal involving vaccine misinformation. Join the #SpotifyDeleted movement and cancel your premium subscription until the company speaks up.

 

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“Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young, pulls her music from Spotify over vaccine misinformation”


https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/29/joni-mitchell-joins-neil-young-pulls-her-music-from-spotify-over-v... 

 

MRKSB

wow didn't really read much into the #SpotifyDeleted trend until now, and I imagine Spotify will have to do some desperate moves to get their value back up – maybe something bold, like supporting the HomePods 😅

 

According to Forbes, Spotify value dropped 25% in January of 2022, compared to 45% drop throughout 2021 🤭

https://www.forbes.com/sites/qai/2022/01/28/investor-concerns-amid-neil-young-spotify-controversy/?s...

usernamealreadytaken

I have ended my Spotify Premium last year because of this issue. I was having second thoughts and wanted to go premium again today. Jumped back to this thread and reminded myself why I discontinued Premium in the first place.

 

Please offer Native support on HomePod. The next time I say 'Hey Siri, play ***' on my Homepod, it should play from my favorite playlists in Spotify.

 

Cheers!

tryingtothink
A potentially useful article here.

Four alternatives to Spotify: swapping is easier than you think | Spotify |
The Guardian

vexicus

I've also loved spotify for years, but after switching to homepods, not having native support just kinda kills it for me. Another move to apple music.

abricko
If you value music, it's time to switch away.  The President/CEO of
Spotify made it clear last week they're pushing hard for podcasts...
good luck with that.
tryingtothink
I have taken up Apple Music. Working on the family to do the same.
Functionality alone is a game changer. But I do have a decent hifi too so
quality even more noticeable.
Hugely disappointed in this firm. Demanding access to Apple was a strong
hint that buying HomePods would be supported. Then they didn’t.
The_Orange_Frog

There are several reasons why I don’t want to switch to Apple Music, and I like how Spotify gets regular feature updates.

This feature is a deal-breaker for some people, so let’s hope it comes soon as it’s very useful to have. 🙂

abricko
LOL to "regular feature updates" on Spotify, unless you're HEAVILY into
podcasts?

abricko

I bet this will improve the service:

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/barcelona-spotify-agree-sponsorship-deal-worth-280-mln-euro...

 

But they can't pay artists more royalities?  If you care about music and not podcasts or corporate sponsorships... vote with your wallet and cancel spotify.  I did and boy does it feel good.