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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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Noah
Status changed to: Closed - Doesn't Meet Requirements

Updated on 2021-06-29

Hey @myk_r, thanks for bringing your feedback to the Idea Exchange!

I’ve closed this idea as the Idea Exchange Guidelines only allow for one submission per idea. To show your support for this idea, please add your votes and comments to a similar idea submitted over here: [iOS] Implement Native HomePod Support

knytjc

It’s been more than a year since this idea was proposed and it’s gathered so many votes.

 

But clearly Spotify is more concerned with the legal dealings with Apple than with what their customers want.

 

Firstly it was the long and slow journey to support Apple Watch. Now this. 

I have a number of friends already switching to Apple Music because of this. And right now I am seriously considering doing the same. 

This is just so disappointing for customers that have stuck by Spotify for so many years. If this is how much you value your customers, I’d say DONT WAIT ANY LONGER. IT AINT GON HAPPEN. Even if it miraculously did, what about the next time we want something. 💔

abricko

Rumor has it, once they figure out how to sell tickets via the Homepod... it'll happen.

 

https://www.engadget.com/spotify-events-report-212328784.html

PondyRam

One more vote for getting Spotify to directly work on the Homepod - Not using Airplay from my iPhone

atotalpirate

Wage your legal war. do what you have to do, but holy **bleep** this is not the time or place to make a stand.

 

I personally wouldn't leave spotify for apple music but totally get those that would/are.

 

At the end of the day, apple is bigger than spotify and can throw it's weight around. Keep fighting legal battles, keep being a squeeky wheel but add friggin homepod support what a stupid hill to die on.

_neo

Any news about HomePod integration? Reminder other plateform give olso dolby atmos…..

tryingtothink
Sadly not. As atotalpirate observed - they seem to have picked a stupid
hill to die on and appear happy to take us down with them. It's not like we
would be taking up much more bandwidth--we just would have a functionality
that is possible but not made available.
Kimbl

Just started my free month for Apple One

for 15€ with AM (with Homepod Integration!!), TV+, iCloud storage and Apple Acarde.

dannikuhn

Same here: I‘m currently in the free trial of apple music because of my new HomePod Minis. Would love to stay on Spotify if HPs are supported, otherwise need to switch for good.

DLO

I don't understand why I still can't select Spotify as the prime music service on the HomePod. I have tried Apple Music next to Spotify only for the sake of Siri and HomePods, but I don't like Apple Music and Spotify via AirPlay keeps dropping out. 


So please make Spotify available as a native over the HomePods. There is nothing to lose for Spotify !!!!