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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
stovetop

I really wish Spotify would provide SOME KIND of reasoning behind not implementing features like this. There may be some valid reasons not to do it, such as "it would change the way people interact with Spotify Connect and cause confusion" or "until Apple open the HomePod sufficiently to allow us to run Spotify Connect code natively it's a no-go". But the absolute silence on the matter just comes across as offensive to customers who want support for these products. Just throw some justification at us, please!

slevintwoface

It's a pity that there still isn't a solution, and I can only listen to Spotify on my HomePod when it's connected to the Spotify app on my iPhone.

Trevozneoma

YouTube Music now works natively on HomePod. Just saying...

Slim08
You know… my HomePod worked with YouTube music for about three days and now doesn’t. Any advice?!
mrsky

Best to check the Youtube or Apple subreddits

Slim08
Got it! Sorted.
tbp1989

Thinking about switching to Apple Music. 
On free trial already. Missing nothing so far.

Slim08
YouTube music is good. And you get the bonus of no ads on YouTube. And now HomePod support too, on top of existing Siri support on device and CarPlay.
tryingtothink
Having moved on from Spotify to Apple I think learning this may move me on
again. No ads is a huge bonus


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ysalor

I think I will switch to youtube music after all of the years I have been using spotify. Just because of this feature.