Spotify users frustrated over lack of HomePod support

More than a year ago, at the 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that it would be adding third-party music service support to ‌HomePod‌. A few months later, Apple highlighted some of the apps that would take advantage of the new feature, including Amazon Music, Pandora, and iHeartRadio. A notable exclusion from the list – Spotify.

Whether Spotify opted not to be part of the initial batch of third-party music providers with ‌‌HomePod‌‌ support or Apple didn’t ask remains unknown.

With all of the noise Spotify has made over the years against Apple, I would guess they had been asked to be one of the third-party providers. Apple wouldn’t want to be seen excluding them from the list. With all of the bad sentiment from its users, Spotify could simply say that Apple wouldn’t let them on HomePod and turn the pressure back on Apple.

Whatever is going on, it seems Spotify needs to address this issue with its users quickly.