[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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Marrekk
Newbie

Guys, let's just wait till "later this year" when Spotify HiFi will be available. Android app should also be redesigned so hopefully so will be iOS app also with Homepod support. (But more likely Apple will adjust it's Apple Music than Spotify allowing Homepod). 

 

imJeans
Newbie

we know u see this peter, u are deleting my comments but not acknowledging everyone here that is asking for a response... we got the upvotes what now peter? comon peter. Homepod integration when? answer us peter .

WadeA10
Newbie

I would like to think there's a chance that this gets bundled into the HiFi update. However, if that was the case then I wish Spotify would just say that.

arronpitman
Newbie

Oh gaaaaaaawd hurry up…… 

tlrbrsn
Newbie

Hi Spotify,

 

I’ve been a premium Spotify user for many years, who recently cancelled my subscription because of this lack of functionality on my devices. Can you please add support for Apple HomePod/HomePod mini natively with Spotify Connect?

 

After years of whining that Apple had an unfair competitive advantage, you are given the same opportunity to participate with API’s, but choose not to use it. It’s time to put your money where your mouth is. I know I did. 

#itstimetoplayfair

 

pate_rico84
Newbie

This idea needs to be bumped so no other idea is even considered before we get an answer.


Trying to get used to Apple Music right now, soon I won’t probably even miss Spotify anymore.

They have the luxury to not care about their customers anymore, they still get them.. for now.

 

edit: oh wow, doesn’t even bump the thread up anymore...

torgusson
Visitor

How is this still not implemented yet?

vkza
Newbie

Yet another week has gone by and no one from Spotify has bothered to respond.  It's becoming very apparent that they just don't give a F about this thread and the HomePod integration.

tryingtothink
Newbie
Lots of theories as to why not. Some think maybe not possible. But Spotify
wanted it and now that it is permitted, and Pandora has done it, we really
don't know why not, or what advantage Sotify seek now.