Poll results: HomePod gets little love, but supporting Spotify might fix that
by Preslav Kateliev / Feb 16, 2018, 9:27 AM
With its omnidirectional audio and deep bass, the HomePod is great on sound, but the fact that it is so deep in Apple's ecosystem understandably ticks some people off. So, we decided to ask you:
Would you buy the HomePod if it worked on 3rd party streaming services like Spotify, Google Play Music, Deezer, Pandora, et cetera?
And here are the poll results:
Would you buy the HomePod if it streamed from 3rd party services?
Yes, I would
I might consider it then
No, no, still a no
I don't care for that, I've already got / am buying one!
Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009
I still dont see any use for one of these smart speakers but without spotify, its never going to enter my head.
posted on Feb 16, 2018, 9:29 AM 0
Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013
What kills me is this thing has Bluetooth, but won't allow you to connect anything via Bluetooth to it. Only AirPlay is supported. So you have to AirPlay over all the different things you want to play. Even the Google Home and Home mini, and Amazon Echo and Dots all allow Bluetooth pairing. At the end of the day you can get better much better options than Apples table staining restricted HomePod.
posted on Feb 16, 2018, 9:46 AM 9
Posts: 811; Member since: Sep 26, 2017
"but supporting Spotify might fix that". Not happening in this world. Stop writing nonsense.
posted on Feb 16, 2018, 9:34 AM 6
Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018
The only brand in the world who would launch a smart speaker in 2018 without an aux jack and bluetooth is Apple. This kind of behaviour is exactly why i wouldn't go with Apple products, and i don't see how other people aren't annoyed by it, instead of simply giving them even more money. I wouldn't really buy a smart speaker with Siri. It doesn't matter if it has great sound quality, as i can easily gain better sound for my money with normal speakers, if smart functionality isn't important for me. If Smart functionality is important to me, then i wouldn't buy the homepod, as its smart capabilities are outperformed in every single way, by what both the Google Home series and Amazon Echo series offers. If i wanted a sound system that has both good smart functionality and a great sound, then i would either get the Google Home Max, or a make my stereo smart by buying a Google Home Mini and hooking that up to it, through the aux jack, which the Homepod doesn't have. Both solutions are superior to the Homepod, as a smart speaker(s).
posted on Feb 16, 2018, 9:42 AM 5
Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017
i feel like it's not enouh, what of spotify glitches or youre internet is down for whatever reason, or what about wanting to call someone someone and using the homepogd in your kitchen as a phone since its designed for that. Marble or granite floors and pluging into a center consolw like a countertops
posted on Feb 16, 2018, 11:35 AM 0
Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 20, 2013
I would buy it if it had Spotify support, since I prefer using Spotify over Apple Music. It looks terrific and probably sounds that way too. I would prefer an underperforming Siri integration over Google Assistant (Alexa is not available in my country, nor most Amazon services), since I prefer macbooks and iPhones over the competition. If they would just add Spotify, I would buy it.
posted on Feb 17, 2018, 2:28 PM 0
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