Spotify is one of the most popular music services, leading in number of subscribers. So many iPhone users are wondering how to send Spotify music to HomePod because there is no native support in Apple’s speaker. This is a very controversial point among users of this audio platform.
Send your Spotify music to HomePod with AirPlay
As we said, the HomePod doesn’t have native Spotify support. This forces you to use another less comfortable feature but with the same result: AirPlay. AirPlay is Apple’s wireless protocol for sending music and audio from your computers to your speakers, Mac, and Apple TV.
To send your music from Spotify to HomePod or HomePod mini, just follow these steps:
On your iPhone or iPad, open Spotify and listen to the music you want. In the bottom reading bar you will see a speaker symbol, tap on it. You will see the AirPlay or Bluetooth option which you need to tap. A window will appear with all AirPlay compatible devices, where you have to choose your HomePod.
Once done, you will start listening to your Spotify music on the HomePod. Be sure to check out these 32 Spotify tips to get the most out of the service. One of the benefits of this system is that if you have a Mac with macOS Monterey, you can send music to the Mac in addition to screen sharing using AirPlay.
Spotify refuses to natively support the HomePod
Spotify users’ patience with the HomePod has been running out for some time. To the point where there’s a full support thread in the Spotify community with 118 pages full of comments from disgruntled users. Posts are proliferating urging people to switch to other platforms and complaining about the service’s recent focus on podcasts.
There was a time when Spotify accused Apple of blocking the use of its service on all of the company’s devices. However, shortly after these accusations, Apple opened the doors of Siri to music services other than Apple Music. That was in the summer of 2019, and since then Spotify has refused to implement this API.
Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio or TuneIn have long supported HomePod and Siri. Spotify simply doesn’t consider it important for its users to integrate these technologies beyond AirPlay. But we assume that this will not trigger any monopoly investigation or lawsuit.
Until the Swedish company decides to deploy the HomePod API, we will have to settle for AirPlay. At least we will be able to listen to our favorite music on the Apple speaker, but not in such a comfortable way.