How to stream music from Spotify or Pandora on HomePod

How to use third party music with HomePod like Spotify

Apple has now confirmed that Spotify will not be officially on the HomePod natively built in, well for the time being anyway. So the big question is how can you use Spotify with HomePod or in fact other third-party streaming services other than Apple Music

You have come to this article if you are one of the 70 million Spotify subscribers and bought or thinking of buying the HomePod and want to listen to music via Pandora or Spotify using HomePod speaker. well, fret no more as Active JR will tell you how to use Spotify with Apple HomePod.

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How to get Spotify on HomePod

Whilst Apple has not released AirPlay 2 with the HomePod at the time of writing this Article, which allows you to stream music to multiple audio speakers. Apple is still allowing you to stream music to the HomePod via airplay and this is how you get Spotify music to play via the smart speaker. However, you need to note that streaming any music service such as Spotify, Pandora or iHeartRadio via Airplay will not allow you to use Siri like you can with Apple Music. So if you are wanting to use the power of Siri to play your favourite music track then you are best off sticking with Apples own streaming service which is a great service and well worth checking out.

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How to get third-party music services on HomePod – step by step instructions.

How to stream music to the HomePod

So now I have told you what you can and can’t do, let’s get down to the instructions on how to stream music to the HomePod.

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You can also watch this video for full instructions

Please note that this method will work with any App that supports Airplay on an iPhone, iPad or other compatible Apple Product

  • Spotify
  • Deezer
  • Pandora
  • iHeartRadio
  1. Download a compatible App that supports AirPlay onto your Apple device like Spotify or Pandora.
  2. Select the AirPlay output you want to stream to, in this case, choose HomePod
  3. Play the music, that’s it… simple

Following this method, you have Spotify on HomePod or any other music streaming service like Pandora ect.

If this works for you or you have a question, then leave a comment below



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