[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
Marrekk
Newbie

I don't like the way how it works on Apple Music. 

 

If music is playing from my phone, I want to control it from my mac and not play a new song on mac while the old one is still playing on my iPhone. 

This is where Spotify Connect wins. 

 

Apple has superior handoff/continuity even this new Universal Control is mind-blowing! But damn, I don't want to trying to find a new song when I switch platforms I want to continue in the same playlist/automix/whatever I was listened to when I was on the walk. 

 

The next thing is AM seems to have fewer genres so when it "autoplay" similar songs it's mostly not so good as Spotify because Spotify seems to have more specific genres for songs. And also music suggestions. AM algorithm s just bad (at least for me), and most of the time AM suggests old songs, which I like, but they are just not new / it suggest the most popular artists when Spotify suggests some unknown dude which makes a banger.

Chicago_fan
Casual Listener

@Mario -

 

"Your suggestion has gathered the votes necessary and your feedback is now reaching the internal teams at Spotify."

 

THIS WASN'T OUR IDEA. THIS WAS SPOTIFY'S IDEA. YEARS AGO.

vkza
Newbie

Oh, shame... @mario.

too little too late, I've already moved away from Spotify.

 

You all can keep your platform, your super slow development timelines and lack interest in what your customers want.

RealDyllon
Newbie

Inspired by this tweet: 

https://twitter.com/dreams_of_sloth/status/1377051721655066629?s=21 

 

This request is taking too long. I’m going to apply to Spotify Engineering, and if I get the position, I’ll ask to be assigned to the Spotify Connect team, and will add this feature myself. 

tryingtothink
Newbie
Love it.
Heoddy
Visitor

So annoying that can't use spotify directly through homepod voice command.
I also subscribed apple music, much more convenient with native support
Airplay for spotify? nah

tryingtothink
Newbie
I have a Google mini as well as Homepods and after a very long and tiring
day it was just so nice, whilst preparing a snack, to just ask it to play
the track I fancied. Some **bleep** posted something on What HiFi (in response
to me having tried to raise awareness on that site) basically saying we
were making a fuss, and it just used to be about listening to music and
what's the problem. Well actually it is about music for me and I didn't
understand why he had a problem with voice control. It helps.
Enixino
Visitor

Please Spotify. Let this happen. I love Spotify and I love my HomePod. Now it’s time to put them together 🤞

 

I don’t want to play music everytime via AirPlay. Directly would be much better and easier.

 

thank you!

puddingparty
Casual Listener

I hope this will happen soon! 

V1m5
Visitor

Just letting everyone at Spotify know, that I need this feature! 😉