Spotify seems to have dominated out bringing help for Apple’s AirPlay 2 casting expertise to its iOS app; at the very least for now.
In a submit on the Spotify neighborhood boards, a moderator stated though the thought of including AirPlay 2 had been mentioned internally, it has been deserted resulting from compatibility points.
The agency says the problems with audio drivers gained’t be resolved within the “foreseeable future”, which is a blow for Apple customers who depend on the connectivity platform.
Meaning no multi-room/stereo audio for Spotify customers on iOS with AirPlay 2 suitable audio system, together with Apple’s personal HomePod merchandise.
“We’ve mentioned this Thought internally and whereas we’re engaged on supporting AirPlay2 in a correct manner, we’ve got determined to shut it for now,” wrote moderator Xenia.
“The explanation for that is that resulting from audio driver compatibility points, this looks as if an even bigger mission that we gained’t have the ability to full within the foreseeable future. Please hold including your votes and feedback right here and as quickly as we’ve got something new to share, we’ll verify again with an replace.”
Posters within the thread have accused Spotify of intentionally holding again on options that may profit Apple customers. The 2 firms have been reluctant bedfellows in recent times, particularly for the reason that launch of Apple Music.
Spotify resents having handy over fee to Apple for purchases made inside the App Retailer ecosystem. It has additionally accused Apple of constructing it harder for it to help Siri voice instructions, HomePod and, for the longest time, an Apple Watch app.
Apple, after all has denied all of this, however relations between the 2 firms stay frosty.
“It feels as if Spotify actively neglects adopting options which can be vital to Apple customers, resulting from Spotify’s ongoing tantrum with Apple over App retailer fee,” wrote WillSkinnr on the discussion board thread. “If so, please cease. It’s irritating, particularly seeing as many customers signed up outdoors of the App Retailer in help of Spotify’s stance.”