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Here are the audio sources supported by Apple’s HomePod

by Brandon Russell | February 1, 2018February 1, 2018 11:30 am PST

We always knew the HomePod would integrate with Apple Music and Apple Podcasts. Now, the Cupertino company has revealed the other audio sources that will be supported by the smart speaker.

In an update to the HomePod’s official tech specs, Apple reveals the speaker will support Apple Music, iTunes music purchases, iCloud Music Library, Beats 1 Live Radio, Podcasts, and AirPlay. Below is the full list in a more digestible layout.

  • Apple Music
  • iTunes Music Purchases
  • iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription
  • Beats 1 Live Radio
  • Podcasts
  • AirPlay other content to HomePod from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac

To no one’s surprise, Apple doesn’t list support for any third-party sources, including Spotify. But because AirPlay is listed, Spotify subscribers should have no problem streaming music from their iPhone or Mac to the HomePod. If you are using a device that doesn’t support AirPlay, however, you’re out of luck.

Additionally, Apple lists the audio formats that HomePod will support, including AIFF, GLAC, and Apple Lossless.

The HomePod will launch on February 9 for $349.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.

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