Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services crossing over 155 million paid subscribers worldwide towards the tail end of 2020. If that sounds impressive, there are even more users who use the app for free.

Subscribers can listen to music via Spotify on just about any platform including Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS, and the web.

Matter of fact, users with smart speakers such as the Google Home, Nest, Amazon Echo, Sonos players, and more can link their devices to Spotify for easy native voice control too.

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Apple HomePod mini

But it seems Spotify’s beef with Apple has led them to neglect native support for the HomePod or HomePod Mini.

Spotify subscribers with Apple HomePod devices have been asking for native support for roughly a year, following Apple’s announcement for support for third-party music services on its smart speaker.

Unfortunately, their effort to get Spotify to budge has gone in vain. In July last year, Spotify responded to feedback from users regarding native support for HomePod devices by saying the following:

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This feature request has over 3,500 votes at the time of writing. Apart from that, fans have created multiple threads (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) on Reddit asking about the availability of native Spotify support for HomePod over the past few months.

But Spotify still chooses to ignore these requests and is yet to offer up any clarity on the situation.

Meanwhile, other music streaming services have jumped on board already, the latest of which was Deezer. It has joined the likes of iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and Pandora that now support HomePod devices natively.

Naturally, many Spotify fans have been thinking about leaving the music subscription service altogether due to the lack of interest to add Apple HomePod support natively, amongst other things.

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I’m going to be moving to Apple Music if they don’t do this soon. Think there is little chance though. They seem to think Airplay is what people are asking for. (Source)

I have moved to Apple Music for this reason also the fact it’s cheeper since Spotify upped the price 20% in the uk. I can not fault it it’s even better on Alexa auto than Spotify. (Source)

You can get Spotify to play on HomePod speakers, however, you’ll have to use AirPlay. This means you won’t have voice control and it’s also slower.

All in all, it seems that we just might be witnessing the downfall of Spotify with only itself to blame.

Moreover, Apple recently dropped a bomb by announcing that it will be offering support for Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio at no extra cost.

So this isn’t the time for Spotify to test the loyalty of its user base. That said, we’ll keep tabs on the situation and will post an update if and when there are any further developments.

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Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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