[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
sebcthiebaud
Visitor

I’m seriously considering canceling my Spotify Family membership at this point. Please make this possible for the HomePod. I’m about to retire all Alexa devices in my home and replace with Homepod Mini. I’m tired of shitty Amazon devices and want the best of both world: Spotify and HomePod. Please. Please. Please. 

Melkersson
Newbie

I want to buy the HomePod but won't do it until this support is fixed!

Brendan_Casey
Visitor

I’m also seriously considering ditching Spotify Premium for Apple Music due to Spotify slow walking the Home Connect or Airplay 2 capability. Such a shame. Several of my HomePod-owning friends have already made the switch to Apple Music and are thrilled with the improvement.

BrooklynBen
Newbie

Our house has a HomePod and some Sonos speakers; I'm a looong-time Spotify user, and would prefer not to use Apple Music, but if Spotify doesn't go for native support, I'll feel pretty compelled to leave. End of story. 

tkintali
Newbie

Pandora finally got the update today... hopefully we'll see something from Spotify's end soon.

cbln
Visitor

Please make this happen Spotify team

magnusburton
Regular

Please just implement it. What are you waiting for?

cardboardclover
Visitor

There is no reason that this should even be up for vote - Spotify should just do it, and make it a priority. I’ve been a paying member for almost a decade, but Apple Music can now be bundled with my other Apple services and its tempting.

aboutlastnight
Newbie

YESSS 

 

We broke through 500. Thank you everyone who voted because of my reddit share! 

yodamuppet
Casual Listener

This is long overdue. Just because you’re a market leader, doesn’t mean you can slack on feature updates and innovation. Get it together, Spotify!