Does HomePod play Spotify?


Man Showing Apple HomePod

Apple is always known for keeping all its devices integrated with its Apple devices from Macbook to iPhones. Apple comes with its dedicated Siri which helps its devices to get connected to each other and offer great amazing features. Sad, but the same has been replicated to its newly HomePod.

So, does Homepod play spotify? There are rumors that Apple HomePod can connect and play Spotify in future but till now the HomePod only plays Apple Music. However, if you want to connect your HomePod to Spotify then you can use Airplay.

In this article, I will walk you through how you can connect HomePod to Spotify. I will also let you know how you can use other music streaming Apps.

Can HomePod play Spotify?

It is really very hard to believe that there are still some devices which does not support Spotify. But it is also very true that HomePod does not support Spotify but at the same time allows iTunes and Apple Music to integrate directly to homepod.

However, I have been listening to several rumors these days about a new update of HomePod that will allow third party music streaming platforms like Spotify and Pandora.

This might take some time, but it could be a nice update for the HomePod users.

While it is not possible to connect Spotify directly to Homepod but you can always use the Airplay feature to play your favorite music.

Can I play Spotify through Airplay?

Airplay is one of the methods through which you can play your favorite Spotify music. Using Spotify can also save your money as you do not have to subscribe for Apple music.

However, there are certain downsides of playing Spotify through Airplay and you do not have the option to use some of the Voice features that you can use with Siri. However, you can play, pause, or skip songs using your voice.

So, let’s not waste time and jump directly on how to play music from Spotify!

How can I play music from Spotify by using Airplay?

The below listed ways would help you play Spotify with HomePod but there is a catch and you need to access Spotify on any of your Apple devices like iPhone, Macbook or iPad.

Playing Spotify using iPhone and iPad

  1. Connect your iPhone and iPad to the same Wi-Fi network your HomePod is connected.
  2. Turn on your Homepod’s Bluetooth.
  3. Now open the Control center on your iPhone or iPad. You can see a small dialog box playing Spotify music or podcast.
  4. The Airplay icon is present on the corner of the screen, click on it.
  5. Select your HomePod.

Playing Spotify using a MAC

There are two different ways by which you can play Spotify using Mac. Let’s discuss both the methods in detail:

In the first method, you must connect HomePod using the Menu bar. However, in the second method, you must use Airplay through your Sound Preferences menu.

Connecting HomePod using Menu bar

  1. Connect both your HomePod and Mac with the same Wi-Fi.
  2. Turn on the HomePod’s Bluetooth.
  3. Now, select the speaker icon present on the Menu bar.
  4. Select your Homepod from the shown list and enjoy your Spotify music or podcast.

Connecting HomePod using Sound Preferences menu

  1. Make sure that both your HomePod and Mac is connected to the same Wi-Fi.
  2. Turn on the Homepod’s Bluetooth.
  3. Go to the Spotify Menu and open the System Preferences.
  4. Click on the Sound > Output.
  5. Select your Homepod and enjoy Spotify streaming.

Connecting HomePod to other music Streaming Apps-Is it possible?

HomePod doesn’t connect with any third party music streaming apps but you can use the above Airplay method to connect to other streaming Apps like Pandora, Amazon Music.

Our Verdict

Playing Spotify directly with HomePod is not possible now but another update might allow third party Apps to connect to HomePod.

However, you can still have the option to connect Apple devices with Spotify through Airplay and stream music online.

Related Questions

Can I use HomePod without Wifi? No, you cannot use HomePod without internet and Wi-Fi. You need to configure it with Airplay to stream.

How does the HomePod work? HomePod is easy to set up and you can easily use it by plugging it to the power and your iPhone and iPad will detect it easily.

Is HomePod waterproof? HomePod is not waterproof and Apple suggest keeping it away from all kinds of liquid. So, while using your HomePod make sure to keep it away from kitchen sink, bathroom, or any other wet place.

Jason

This is the site where I share all of the information about home security. I have been working in this industry from last 10 years and therefore, sharing all my experiences and learnings.

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