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On June 22, 2020 – Apple announced during its World-wide Developer Conference (WWDC), that they are opening up HomePod and HomePod mini to natively support third party music services along with iOS 14 (released September 16, 2020).

Five months on and still not a word from Spotify regarding support for either AirPlay 2 or native HomePod support. iOS 14.5 is set to allow users to set a default music service on their iPhones (not clear on how this will impact HomePod).

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TIMELINE

Apple release AirPlay 2 support.

May 29, 2018

Spotify Launch Time to Play Fair.

February 15, 2019

Apple announce ability for other service providers to integrate as default service on HomePods.

June 22, 2020