Part 1. What Is HomePod and Will It Support Spotify
HomePod is a Hifi smart speaker developed by Apple for its Apple Music, iTunes library, iCloud songs. It comes late compared to Amazon Echo, Google Home. Yet it still has the advantage that it supports Apple devices, AirPlay and Siri perfectly. Although there is few third party music apps, you can interact with Siri to play different kinds of music you want easily.
Stream Spotify to HomdPod with AirPlay
Following are the tips on how to listen to Spotify with AirPlay by an iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch:
Step 1. Make sure your HomePod and iPhone are connected to the same Wifi network.
Step 2. Open Spotify app on your iPhone and play a track you want.
Step 3. On the playback screen window, tap "Devices Available" > "More Devices". Or you can open the iPhone Control Center > 3D touch the music widget > Tap "AirPlay" icon.
Step 4. Tap the "HomePod" icon, the Spotify will be will be played directly on HomePod through the AirPlay.
Besides iOS devices, you can also stream Spotify to HomePod with other devices with AirPlay such as some models of HTC phones and the Mac computers.
For Mac computers, you can't use the AirPlay option directly because from the menu bar it only lists Apple TVs. But you don't need to worry though. Just go to the system preferences on your Mac, then you can choose "Sound" and set your HomePod as the default device for sound output.
Control Spotify Playback with Siri
After settings up the connection, you can ask Siri to control the Spotify playback. Following are some of the Spotify voice commands for HomePod:
1. Hey Siri, turn the volume up.
2. Hey Siri, Pause this song.
3. Hey Siri, turn the volume down.
4. Hey Siri, resume the song.