i music lovers!
Are you a fan of using AirPlay 2 to stream your favorite tunes from Spotify to your speakers or Apple TV? If so, you may have been eagerly awaiting news of when Spotify will finally add AirPlay 2 support. Unfortunately, it looks like we’re still waiting.
According to a recent report, it’s now 2023 and Spotify still can’t provide a timeline for when AirPlay 2 support will be added to its service. This is disappointing news for many users who have been hoping for this feature for quite some time.
AirPlay 2 is a popular wireless streaming protocol developed by Apple, which allows users to stream audio and video from one device to another. It’s particularly useful for those who want to play music from their iPhone, iPad or Mac on a speaker or TV.
Spotify, on the other hand, is one of the world’s most popular music streaming services, boasting over 350 million active users worldwide. Despite its popularity, the service has been slow to adopt AirPlay 2 support, leaving many users frustrated and disappointed.
While Spotify has not provided any official statement on when AirPlay 2 support will be added, some users have speculated that it may be due to technical limitations or issues with licensing agreements. Others have suggested that Spotify may be working on its own proprietary wireless streaming protocol, which could compete with AirPlay 2.
Spotify remains committed to supporting AirPlay 2 at some point in the future. We’re on a path towards making it happen eventually, but we cannot state when that will be at this stage.Spotify, in a statement to Mark Gurman
Whatever the reason for the delay, it’s clear that many users are eagerly awaiting news of when AirPlay 2 support will finally arrive. Until then, we’ll just have to keep streaming our music the old-fashioned way.
In the meantime, there are still plenty of other ways to enjoy your favorite tunes. From Bluetooth speakers to Chromecast, there are many other wireless streaming protocols and devices available that can help you get your music fix. So don’t despair – we’ll find a way to keep the music playing!
What About the HomePod?
The HomePod is Apple’s smart speaker that was released in 2018. It’s designed to work seamlessly with Apple’s ecosystem, and it includes AirPlay 2 support out of the box. So, if you have a HomePod, you can still stream your Spotify music using AirPlay 2.
However, for users who don’t have a HomePod or who prefer to use other speakers or devices, the lack of AirPlay 2 support from Spotify remains a significant issue.
It’s worth noting that while Spotify doesn’t currently support AirPlay 2, it does offer some other options for wireless streaming. For example, Spotify Connect allows you to stream music directly from the Spotify app to compatible speakers and devices.
Still, many users would prefer to use AirPlay 2, as it’s a widely-used protocol that’s supported by many popular speakers and TVs. Until Spotify adds support for AirPlay 2, users may need to rely on other streaming options or consider switching to a different music streaming service that does support AirPlay 2.
I guess 158 pages over 3 years isn’t a “significant volume” of complaints…milanstojanov, Spotify Community Forums
When we last reported on this in November 2021, the thread sat at 104 pages. It’s been growing steadily since then, filled almost entirely with frustration from Spotify customers at the company’s intransigence. Many have already left for Apple Music, while others appear to be loyal subscribers genuinely saddened and frustrated by the lack of support and are reluctantly considering a switch to Apple Music just to get proper support for their Apple devices.