Spotify has wasted one Apple’s greatest technologies, and that has rewarded some users with patience.
SpotifyThe company is the largest and most widely used audio company worldwide. It boasts 365 million users around the globe, which is a number that is unmatched by any other audio service. Spotify users who use Apple devices aren’t happy with the Swedish company’s decision.
It is true that Spotify users are threatening to cancel their subscriptions and switch to platforms like Amazon Music or Apple Music, as Spotify refuses to use one of Apple’s most powerful technologies.
Although it’s true that Apple fans weren’t satisfied with the HomePod, the HomePod mini is a much more affordable device with great acoustic qualities for its price and size.
Spotify users discovered that Spotify Connect does not work with the HomePod mini and HomePod, as it doesn’t support AirPlay 2 technology.
Spotify has a problem because Apple made it available for third-party music service providers, so Amazon Music can take advantage of this feature.
Spotify users in the Apple ecosystem are upset by the fact that although the company promised AirPlay 2 support, the feature does not have an official release date. Spotify refuses even to discuss the issue in its help forums.
Some users may in forums write things like: “They behave like children”, or, “It came out of Spotify, this was a deal breaker for me. They don’t care about their customers and nothing happened. I waited for a year and nothing happened. I now have six months of Apple Music subscription free with my AirPods, so it was time for me to leave. Spotify: You don’t have to be on the HomePod. Then, when you get in, it’s not worth your time.
The fact is that Daniel Ek’s company was the first one to complain that Apple closed its ecosystem didn’t allow them to use AirPlay 2 for connecting to the HomePods using Spotify Connect. Now that they can, however, the company has not bothered to include it.
While this may not be a problem for others, it has caused some subscribers to question whether they should continue to subscribe to Spotify Premium.