as explained MacRumors, Spotify users are giving voice to company forums (1, two, 3, 4, 5, 6) his frustration with the music service’s lack of compatibility with HomePod.

The most disappointed users are completely canceling their subscriptions and switching to alternative platforms like Apple Music.

At the 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that it would add third-party music service support to HomePod. A few months later, Apple highlighted some of the services that would take advantage of the new feature, including Amazon Music, Pandora and iHeartRadio – but there was no trace of Spotify.

It is not known whether Spotify chose not to be part of the list of music providers that support HomePod or whether Apple did not request it.

Previously, Spotify said it plans to implement support for AirPlay 2 on your iOS app, which would allow users to play your Spotify content through their HomePod. To date, this is not yet available and does not show any signs that it will be in the short term.

The reason behind Spotify’s refusal to adopt AirPlay 2 remains unknown. A few months ago, the company explained that it was discontinuing its plans to add support for AirPlay 2.

 

Even though it incorporated support for AirPlay 2, this would not be native support for HomePod, Since it would not be possible to use Siri to play Spotify content on HomePod without having to open the app and manually select the speaker.

While the HomePod was still a niche product at the time third-party support was announced, the product has gradually become more popular thanks to the smaller, more affordable mini HomePod that has just been released in new colors.

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