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[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
prydda

homepod (16) added support for more countries which will bring more homepod users, would be great to have spotify integration to the devices! 

tryingtothink
Mr Ek appears quite focused on making even more money, but I do wonder if
even this will engage his behaviour.

G4b1t0

I' sorry Spotify team but I'm moving to Apple Music. Sad not hearing from you. Just cancelled my Spotify subscription and for my family too. 😴

filippo_xodo

I don’t really understand what the problem is with apple speakers (homepod). Why still no native support after two years from this topic? Your service should be available in every way, independently from the device.

Von__

I’m really upset that the requested function is still not completed for years. When I use AirPlay to play music via Spotify, it’s a pain that the song occurs a lag for many times. I really hope Spotify would fix the problem before I switch to Apple Music for a better experience ;(

igrode

I am new HomePod mini user, discovering Spotify doesn't have native support is so disappointing ... Spotify have been a bridge between all platforms users since ever! that's why I have always preferred Spotify, now this is creating distances! I don't want a world were users get segregated by their brand or OS of preference!!
Please Spotify get into this !!!

dalboi-nz

Extremely disappointed that nothing has been done about this yet. I have alway supported Spotify and we currently have a family plan. we are now seriously considering leaving Spotify to move to Apple Music. Ideally we would like to stay with Spotify, but the HomePod offers us much more than the Alexa. More and more people are going to buy HomePods and they are becoming very popular here in New Zealand. Times are changing and you need to as well.

Disappointed Spotify, very disappointed.

Noelstorm

It´s gone two years since the homepod mini was released and you still don´t support it (natively)?!?!?!?!?!?

nicolaslambert8

Losing old costumers to apple music.
Discouraging new users with iPhones (teenagers,...) to get hooked on, still the best, music algorithm.

Apple's algorithm getting better every year. 


Ensuring us all that the next implementation for the apple community will not happen either. 

U've become an old man Spotify. 

 

Oipat

Ich bin seit einigen Jahren bei Spotify, aber seit längerem sehe ich keinen Fortschritt mehr. Ihr ruht euch auf euren Lorbeeren aus. Das wird euch zum Verhängnis.

- Kein Lossless etc.

- Keine HomePod integration

- Keine Möglichkeit Playlisten nur mit ausgewählten Personen bearbeiten zu können.

 

Apple Music ist noch nicht soweit aber holt sich immer mehr Nutzer. Die Playlisten sind da noch unterirdisch und nicht so gut, aber sie werden immer besser. Das ist Fortschritt.