Let’s address the HomePod Mini Spotify situation. Have Apple confirmed that you can use the popular music app through their new device?
To say that we’ve all been spending more time stuck at home this year would be an understatement.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, months have been previously spent in full lockdown and many are still avoiding going out unless essential.
Fortunately, a number of things have helped the public adjust, whether that’s taking on new hobbies, watching TV, exercise routines or beyond.
It’s safe to say that many have also finally decided to splash out on some new gadgets for the home.
There are so many products available now designed to make home life a little more luxurious and Apple enthusiasts are currently anticipating the release of the HomePod Mini.
Nevertheless, those who would be lost without Spotify have a pressing question: will the app be available to use on the forthcoming device?
HomePod Mini Spotify situation explained
Input Mag reports that Apple has not listed Spotify as a third party platform which the HomePod Mini will support.
However, the previous source notes that Spotify can choose to participate, so those wishing to purchase the product will simply have to wait and see whether it’s confirmed.
Inevitably, this uncertainty has become a concern for some, as alternative speaker systems from the likes of Google or Amazon support the popular music service.
In the press release for the HomePod Mini, Spotify isn’t mentioned amongst the third party platforms it will support, so which are?
HomePod Mini: Which music apps are confirmed?
While Spotify hasn’t been confirmed, a number of other services have been.
As highlighted by Input Mag, Apple’s HomePod Mini press release confirms that it “is designed to work with Apple Music, podcasts, radio stations from iHeartRadio, radio.com, and TuneIn, and in the coming months, popular music services including Pandora and Amazon Music.”
So, there are a number of ways that users can access music, podcasts and more through their HomePod Mini.
How much is it?
According to The Verge, the HomePod mini will cost $99 and will be available to preorder from Friday, November 6th 2020.
The product will then begin shipping on Monday, November 16th 2020.
Spotify users will likely be keen to know whether the device will support the streaming service ahead of the preorder date in order to consider purchasing.
As for price comparison, the previous source acknowledges that the original HomePod cost $349 when it launched, making it more expensive than similar products.
On the other hand, they include that it now routinely costs around $199, making the HomePod Mini a no-brainer for those who have been keen to pick up the former model.
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