[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
gybh
Visitor

It surely looks like Spotify is holding its own customers hostage out of corporate spite against Apple. Not cool!

MaikelS
Visitor

Hey Spotify, Apple has done its home(pod)work(ing), now it's your turn!

ringoisadingo
Newbie

Hello? Knock, Knock. Is anyone home? 

 

 

Kaiser4500
Visitor

Come on Spotify, please make this happen. 

stigvig
Newbie

I just bought two big homepods for their sound quality as I heard there was  support for third party music services. Now to my surprise you guys have not added support. As a long time spotify user who really dislikes apple music I would hate to have to switch subscription as I’m not able to return the speakers. Fix this!!!!

Maleis
Newbie

I recently got a HomePod as a gift and was shocked that Spotify doesn’t work properly with it. This has to change quickly or I’ll change to Apple Music. 

1121989200
Newbie

Apple allows this to work. Spotify doesn‘t care. That is the problem.
Ignoring this feature request further on will bring me to cancel my Spotify subscription and changing to Apple Music.
For me there has never been a reason to do so, but now there is.

CatDaddy711
Visitor

So about a year now... 84 pages of people asking for Spotify to support Apple... 3700+ upvotes... and still nothing from Spotify. I've been a Spotify user for 5 years but will be cancelling my account now because for the exact same price I can get Apple Music and use the Apple devices I want to use. Not sure what Spotify thinks they are accomplishing with their stubbornness. Adding Apple hardware support isn't going to lose marketshare for the service. What's going to lose marketshare for the service is thousands and thousands of people realizing they can't use Spotify if they want to use the Apple hardware. I'd much prefer to keep Spotify but not at the expense of not being able to use the hardware I want. I guess Spotify's position is "our service is more valuable than Apple's hardware, so people will stay because of that"... which isn't true at all.

alasdair009
Newbie

As many have said I don’t really understand why Spotify holds out on this. But then again it’s easy to throw assumptions around when you are not inside the development planning and building.

 

really this is the only feature I want from Spotify. I would consider upgrading to a family account if this was enabled.

kenron
Regular

Yeah this is the sole reason I left Spotify for Apple Music. In engineering hours it would probably take them about a day to build this so it's clearly a political decision. It's unclear to me what Spotify thinks they stand to gain by standing up to Apple on this particular issue - if anything it's costing them customers and proving no point.