Spotify Still Doesn't Offer AirPlay 2 Nearly Six Months After Last Promising to Support the Feature

Spotify has still not enabled AirPlay 2 in its iPhone and iPad app, nearly six months after last promising to support the feature.

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"Spotify will support AirPlay 2 and we're working to make that a reality," a Spotify spokesperson informed MacRumors in early August, in response to a Spotify Community forum post that said the company had paused plans to support the feature.

The streaming music provider has not provided an update on its AirPlay 2 plans since, and it did not respond to requests for comment this week.

Apple launched AirPlay 2 in 2018 with several improvements over the original version of AirPlay, including support for multi-room audio, Siri voice control, and improved buffering. Apple is not preventing Spotify from supporting AirPlay 2 and offers documentation on its developer website for apps that wish to implement the feature.

Spotify also still does not natively support the HomePod or HomePod mini, despite Apple opening up the speakers to third-party music services in 2020. This is despite Spotify filing a complaint against Apple with the European Commission in March 2019 that accused the iPhone maker of locking Spotify out of platforms like the HomePod and Siri.

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djcerla Avatar
22 weeks ago

Spotify also still does not natively support the Homepod and Siri despite filing a complaint against Apple with the European Commission in March 2019 that accused the iPhone maker of locking Spotify out of platforms like the HomePod and Siri.
This is all you need to know about Spotify.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
22 weeks ago
It’s like Spotify is asking us to use Apple Music.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
22 weeks ago
Time for everyone to leave them they don’t deliver, Apple Music is much better
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nutmac Avatar
22 weeks ago
Also... what about Spotify Hi-Fi tier that was also long promised?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cateye Avatar
22 weeks ago
lol so many words like "hate" ... honestly, people. MacRumors is trolling you for ad impressions and you're taking the bait. It's no one's business—no one—what music service you use. Apple Music? Awesome. Spotify? That's great. Amazon Music? Fine choice. Tidal? You rebel! Used CDs bought at Goodwill and ripped to your iPod? Old Skool!

Let billion dollar companies squabble like children. They don't need us to manufacture righteousness on their behalf.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icanhazmac Avatar
22 weeks ago
Simple case of corporate bickering that negatively impacts consumers. Same reason Ring cameras and alarms don't work with Homekit after they promised it for YEARS!
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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