After a grade of confusion over a probable ways to play song on a new HomePod speaker, Apple has privileged things adult by posting some-more information on concordant audio sources. The HomePod does indeed work with iTunes Match and purchased iTunes marks as good as Apple Music, according to Apple’s website, that also mentions Beats 1, podcasts, and a ability to AirPlay “other content” from several Apple products. You should be means to lamp songs from apps like Spotify, then, yet we won’t be means to play them with oral commands.
This means no unchanging Bluetooth support — even yet there’s Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity inside a device — so Apple Music subscribers with Android phones are clearly out of luck. In fact, a HomePod requires an Apple device able of using iOS 11 for a setup process.
None of this is surprising, though it emphasizes a clarity that this product is not going to be appealing to many people who aren’t all-in on Apple’s hardware and services ecosystem. As to either a HomePod is good adequate to interest to people who are, we’ll have to find out subsequent week — it goes on sale on Feb 9th.