Apple To Add Third-Party Music Streaming Service Support To HomePod

published 27.06.2020 02:24

HomePod owners are currently able to stream music through services like Spotify if they use a middle-ware protocol to connect a streaming device to the HomePod itself as a speaker.

Unlike competitors, such as Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo devices, owners aren’t able to stream music natively through the HomePod using third-party services like Spotify, Tidal, or Amazon Music.

In its current state, Apple’s stunning HomePod hardware only supports the company’s own Apple Music streaming platform.

Apple is planning on adding third-party music streaming service support to its Siri-powered HomePod smart speaker.

Presumably, once Apple opens this up and other providers adopt Apple’s newly open APIs or integrations, a HomePod owner will be able to specify the exact service that they want to consume the music through.

by Paul Morris from

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