[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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MarcelR97
Visitor

Honestly, 

waiting so long already for Spotify in my Homepod also to have a nice alarm in the Morning… already thinking about to switch to apple music just because spotify isnt supporting her Community.

jaymeeh
Visitor

HomePod is the only digital assistant with reasonable privacy, and I care about my privacy more than my Spotify listening history. 

This has to be added soon, or we will close our accounts. 

Gratchat
Visitor

Still waiting for this. About to try out Deezer as they’ve actually done what I’ve been waiting on Spotify to implement since Apple opened up the HomePod to other services.

 

I did think I was fine with AirPlay (even though it isn’t even AirPlay 2…) but it’s actually tiresome given how it eats battery and there’s a frustrating delay whenever you pause/play/change track.

 

Seriously. Why isn’t this a thing yet?

Booski94
Visitor

Ridiculous that this isn’t a thing yet. Petty, honestly. Give your customers what they’re asking for. You are more than capable. 

willzo
Newbie

What a joke this idea page is. Spotify loves to complain about all the restrictions Apple has against them, until they're removed and they can't deflect blame for lacking to add features. Apple watch support was launched, and within days Pandora was on top of it. Spotify? It took them months, and there is STILL no offline playback. Maybe someone could make their own app and use Spotify's API, right? It happened, Spotify had the app removed almost immediately (Apollo for the Apple Watch btw). They have still not officially updated their app to support Airplay 2, as it uses the original Airplay protocol. They complained that they couldn't make an app for the HomePod, but that hasn't been the case for a few months now, and where is the Spotify integration? Again, Pandora was on it within days of the feature being available, and now I hear Deezer is on board too. Apple's Shortcuts app, not surprisingly, has no Spotify support. No, there is no restriction, Spotify just doesn't like to support Apple specific features because they'd rather cry about being the "little guy" and how much Apple slights them.

Everyone says they're about to switch to Apple Music if feature X isn't added soon. Guess what, it's not coming. Put your money where you mouth is. Switch. 

Chicago_fan
Casual Listener

A "New Idea" with:

  • 74 pages of responses
  • a year since it was posted in this forum for "feedback" aka "if we choose to respond to you peasants"
  • a year since it became technically possible
  • WAS SPOTIFY'S IDEA IN 2018 AND THE FOCUS OF SPOTIFY'S COMPLAINTS

 

This is truly reflective of Spotify's attitude as a company.

 

imJeans
Newbie

big facts @chicago_fan

Just switched to AM (6 months for free too!), go fk urself spotify!

Mods you too. I know ur reading this, hope the paycheck is worth the silence u cowards!!

tryingtothink
Newbie
Yes. One makes decisions for more than one reason. I bought Homepods
because they sounded the best to my ears. I knew Apple did not allow
Spotify. I risked this changing on the part of Apple. I knew Spotify were
complaining. I never ever imagined that if Apple opened up we would then
have this utter farce.

stovetop
Casual Listener

Just switched to Deezer Hifi to see how it compares. HomePod support works great so far.

 

Will be going with Deezer until Spotify wakes up and provides HomePod support or gives some explanation as to why they won't support the HomePod.  And that explanation had best be better than "well we don't wanna because we're having an douchey executive slap-fight with Apple so we won't deliver readily available functionality to our (formerly) paying customers".

Diddi3
Visitor

I can‘t belive Spotify is completly ignoring this topic. 
I‘m about to cancel my spotify Account and go to Apple Music. 

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