In 2020, Apple allowed third-party music streaming services on HomePod and HomePod mini. It was expected that Spotify would sooner or later release native support for HomePod smart speakers but that has not yet happened and now Spotify subscribers are frustrated. Several subscribers have expressed their disappointment on Spotify’s community page and some also say that they will cancel their subscription if the company does not release support for HomePod soon.
In August this year, the Swedish music streaming service announced it will release support for AirPlay 2 on iOS but did not give an exact launch date. The support would allow users to play third-party content on Apple devices like iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and HomePod but they will not be able to request Siri to play tracks.
Unhappy with Spotify, subscribers threaten to switch to Apple Music
In June 2020, when a user requested Spotify for native support on HomePod because AirPlay does not work with Siri. The company responded that the suggestion had earned enough votes and will update on the matter soon on June 14, 2021. And after the lapse of almost five months, there is no update.
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Spotted by MacRumors, subscribers are extremely disappointed and are vouching to switch to Apple Music.
What kind of company gives no feedback or timeline to the most requested feature on their forum? I’m trialing Apple Music until December and will cancel my family premium account if nothing is done by then. @
This is absolutely pathetic Spotify. When is HomePod support going to be implemented?! Deezer have had this functionality in place for 6 whole months now. How is it that Spotify, who have greater resources and a much larger demand for this, are not able to implement? @
I have recently bought homepods for myself and my kids. As homepod had opened to third party music services I thought Spotify would be the first to integrate. With the whole crying in the past about bad integration with apple devices, it seems like Spotify is more busy being woke virtue signaling and crying when Joe Rogan said something wrong than being a music service that works on their user experience.
Now I am thinking of switching to Apple Music, I wanted to switch to family subscription. @
The conflict between Apple and Spotify is over, Apple not allowing third-party music services on HomePod and when the Cupertino tech giant has opened its system, the Swedish music streaming service is reluctant in adding native support for iOS.