Daring Fireball: HomePod

Not supporting Spotify might sell some number of new $10/month Apple Music subscriptions, but supporting Spotify properly would sell some number of $349 HomePods that wouldn’t otherwise be purchased. Apple makes money from both hardware and services, and my gut says they’ll make the most money by making HomePod more useful, even if that means opening up an SDK that allows for competitors to Apple Music.

I think it would behoove Apple to add a Siri domain for audio playback. Summoning Overcast or Spotify via Siri would be excellent and make the device more attractive. I currently have both Spotify and Apple Music as they serve different purposes for me, but that isn’t something most people should have to do.

3 Replies to “Daring Fireball: HomePod

    1. I’ve had one preordered since they opened. I will just use Apple Music when using voice and Spotify when AirPlaying – privilege of paying for both as a student account :D

      And you don’t. My site is pulianas.com. I’ve abandoned the Tumblr and just cross post.

  1. Well when I click the link in my RSS reader it doesn’t lead to the WordPress version. I have to click through that…

    I see you also have “read on wordpress” in the RSS entry…

    Maybe I should click that… hmm.

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