Third-Party Music Services
Despite several rumours from earlier this year that support for third-party music services is coming, Apple still hasn’t had much to say about it, beyond briefly touching on the fact that HomePod users will be able to listen to music from Pandora, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Radio.com, and TuneIn.
Of course, the last three of these have been included for over a year now, so those ones aren’t really news. It’s the latter two, Pandora and Amazon Music, that are yet to come, and according to Apple, those won’t be online until later this year.
Spotify is conspicuously absent from this list right now, although it’s not clear if that’s just a marketing omission on Apple’s part — after all, the two companies aren’t exactly on friendly terms these days — or whether Apple isn’t quite yet opening up the HomePod as widely as earlier reports suggested. Either way, it sounds like we’ll have to wait and see what Apple has in store for third-party music services on HomePod.