How to Use Spotify on HomePod in 2 Ways

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jan 20, 2022 5:05 PM.
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HomePod is a breakthrough speaker that delivers high-friendly audio wherever it's playing. Together with Siri, it creates an entirely new way for you to discover and interact with music at home. And it can help you with everyday tasks – all with just your voice. Although HomePod features its good audio quality, there has been quite a fuss made of Apple's limit to the speaker. As HomePod is developed by Apple company, it is more compatible with Apple Music. However, Spotify is the most popular streaming service on earth – and that playing Spotify on HomePod can be a bit fiddly. Here we thought we'd talk you how to play Spotify on HomePod easily.

Part 1. How to Use Spotify on HomePod via AirPlay
     1.1 Play Spotify from iPhone to HomePod
     1.2 Stream Spotify from Mac to HomePod
     1.3 Tune Spotify from Apple TV to HomePod
Part 2. Alternative Way to Play Spotify on HomePod
Part 3. Solutions to Fix HomePod Not Playing Spotify

Part 1. How to Play Spotify on HomePod from Your Devices

Spotify allows users to stream its music to various smart speakers, including Sonos, Amazon Echo, Bose SoundTouch, and more, by using Spotify Connect. But you cannot use this feature to play Spotify on HomePod currently. So, you can only AirPlay Spotify from your your iPhone, Mac computer, or Apple TV to HomePod. Make sure both your HomePod and device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Let's get started.

1.1 Play Spotify from iPhone to HomePod

Step 1. Launch Spotify on your iPhone and select the music you want to listen to.

Step 2. Tap the Device Available icon at the bottom of the playing screen, and then select More Devices. Or simply press the AirPlay button.

Step 3. Select HomePod, and the song from Spotify will be streamed on your HomePod via AirPlay.

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Alternatively, if you're already listening to Spotify on your iPhone or iPad and want to switch the sound to your smart speaker, you don't need to launch Spotify to do so. From Control Center, the player interface will show whatever song you're currently streaming on your device.

1.2 Stream Spotify from Mac to HomePod

Step 1. Open Spotify on your Mac and then find the music in your library to play.

Step 2. Then click the Apple menu and open System Preferences then click Sound.

Step 3. Switch to the Output tab and under Output, select your HomePod to play Spotify music.

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1.3 Tune Spotify from Apple TV to HomePod

Step 1. Run Spotify on your Apple TV and then start playing music you want to listen to.

Step 2. Press Apple TV App/Home to load Control Center, then select AirPlay.

Step 3. Select your HomePod as the playing device and you can enjoy Spotify from Apple TV now.

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Part 2. Alternative Way to Play Spotify on Apple HomePod

You can effortlessly stream music, videos, and games from any Apple devices to the HomePod speaker via AirPlay, but you cannot enjoy the playing with your voice better. Without iTunes and Siri, this significant option may be no longer so perfect. iTunes is a good partner for both Siri and HomePod. You can ask Siri to play any music storing in your iTunes library. If you want to enjoy the function of voice control better, you can transfer Spotify music to iTunes library for playing.

Due to the limitation of format protected by Spotify, you are not allowed to stream Spotify music on any other devices or players directly. That's not a big concern for us, because we can get rif of the protection with the help of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. It is a professional and powerful music downloader for both free and premium Spotify users. With it, you can download and convert Spotify music into several common audio formats for playing anywhere.

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Step 1Import Spotify Songs to ViWizard

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After launching ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your computer, it will open theSpotify app automatically. Then find your favorite songs or playlists in Spotify and then drag and drop them to the interface of the converter. Or you can simply copy and paste the Spotify music link into the search box on the main screen of the converter.

Step 2 Set the Audio Preferences for Spotify

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When the music is loaded successfully into the converter, you can simply click the menu bar and select Preferences. Then you'll be asked to select the output format for Spotify music. Currently, it supports MP3, AAC, M4B, WAV, M4A, and FLAC. You can also adjust the bit rate, sample rate, and channel to make the music more personalized.

Step 3Download Spotify Songs to MP3

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Once the settings are customized according to your needs, you can start converting Spotify music to MP3 or other formats by clicking the Convert button at the bottom right. When the conversion completes, you can click the history folder to locate the converted music and transfer them to iTunes library for listening on your HomePod.

Part 3. Solutions to Fix HomePod Not Playing Spotify

Lots of users would ask does Spotify work on HomePod? Sure, with the above steps, you can successfully play Spotify on HomePod. But sometimes, there exists lots of issues with the playback of Spotify on HomePod. Some users complain that HomePod not playing Spotify, but they don't know how to solve it. Don't worry! We'll offer several solutions that can help you resolve this problem easily.

Solution 1. Update your device. If your device isn't running the most up-to-date version, you would encounter lots of errors when you use your devices with other applications, including Spotify.

Solution 2. Restart your device. Try restarting your iPhone, iPad, Mac computer or Apple TV. Then open the Spotify app on your device to play music.

Solution 3. Uninstall and reinstall Spotify. Sometimes, there is the problem happening with your Spotify app. You can delete the Spotify app and then download and install it to your device again.

Solution 4. Update the Spotify app. Make sure that your Spotify is updated to the latest version. If not, go to update the Spotify app on your device.

Solution 5. Contact Apple support. If you still cannot resolve your problem, you can contact Apple support.

Conclusion

Now you've known how to play Spotify on HomePod, then you can quickly listen to Spotify music. But if you want to have a better listening experience, you can download Spotify music as MP3 files via ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. With the help of ViWizard program, you can not only listen to Spotify music on HomePod, but also share your favorite playlists or songs from Spotify with your friends.

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