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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 2020-07-02

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Chicago_fan
Casual Listener

@daveTheOnly - even if your proposal is true (which I hope it's not), it doesn't excuse Spotify's terrible customer support on the issue.

daveThe0nly
Newbie

@Chicago_fan I don't want to defend spotify on this issue, but its their product... This is not a customer care issue...

juancarlosiv85
Newbie

It becomes a customer care issue when Spotify sets up a forum to gather ideas under the guise of improving customer experience, and despite all the attention this thread is getting they've been absolutely silent, despite responding to other less "popular" threads.

Chicago_fan
Casual Listener

@daveTheOnly 

 

This is 100% a customer care issue. Here's why:

 

  1. Spotify has publicized for YEARS they want HomePod support. This sets a customer expectation that when it's available, it will be implemented.
  2. Spotify implemented Siri support on iOS (it took them a while, but they did it). This sets a customer expectation that they'll implement functionally the same thing on HomePod.
  3. Spotify has this forum to solicit customer feedback. This sets a customer expectation that they will respond to ideas and feedback. This thread has been one of the most active issues for months, and yet there is no response.

So, yes, it's their product, but by setting expectations then disappointing customers, they shouldn't be surprised when people leave their service.

btz1
Gig Goer

@Chicago_fan I agree 1.000%

 

"Spotify has publicized for YEARS they want HomePod support.

This sets a customer expectation that when it's available, it will be implemented."

abricko
Newbie

RE: daveThe0nly


@abricko To the dongle, my guess is Spotify connect is implemented right in the dongle with Spotify's libraries the same goes for other smart speakers, they are basically running a version of Spotify ON THE speaker. Apple does not want to do that, they would have to do that for other companies.

I understand that "from insider knowledge" is trustworthy as sh!t

 

Perhaps... but even my ~2015 Marantz AV8802a Pre/Pro works fine with SpotifyConnect... I doubt it's "running" a version of spotify and rather just streaming from some secured cloud share...

 

Obviously none of us know the real deal until Spotify officially spills the beans.

 

Hopefully the conversation we're all having continues raise awareness.

tryingtothink
Newbie
Yes. And I cannot see why they would complain about Apple if they could not
implement if they were then allowed to.
kenron
Regular

"Yes. And I cannot see why they would complain about Apple if they could not
implement if they were then allowed to."

 

Totally. It'd be one thing if they hadn't made the public statements previously, but because they complained so loudly for ages about Apple excluding Spotify from their "walled garden," it's 100% the pot calling the kettle black for them to now fall completely silent. And re this whole thread, they can't reply because they'd have to take some kind of stance which would only highlight their hypocrisy should they decline to implement this feature.

ozhanozen
Casual Listener

If someone would create a website similar to timetoplayfair and highlight exactly this topic, then maybe Spotify would at least give an answer to the topic.

vegea8
Newbie

@ozhanozen timetoplayfair is a website made by spotify, not anyone else