Deezer as default music service on Homepod


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Hi!


Apple announced during WWDC 2020 that in the upcoming Homepod update with iOS 14, users can now select other music service provides as the default instead of Apple music (similar to how Deezer can be selected as the default with Alexa at the moment). I’m assuming that third-party services will also have to update their apps accordingly to work.

 

I hope Deezer will also be part of this as well, would be nice to use Deezer as the default music service provide on my Homepod (or even better, for all of my iOS devices).

 

More info can be found here:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/homepod-beta-2-adds-option-to-select-new-default-services-for-music-podcasts-and-audiobooks.2244781/


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Thanks a lot for supporting us with this integration @syuketron - I'll be forwarding your comments to our product teams in charge of a potential integration :wink:

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Are there any news on this? I really can’t wait to use Deezer on our Homepods!!

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Hey @Tyraenor 

Thank you for your contribution to this integration. We don't have updates on this yet, our teams are focused on developing an Apple Watch standalone app at the moment. Subscribe to the topic for future updates :wink:

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Hey @Tyraenor 

Thank you for your contribution to this integration. We don't have updates on this yet, our teams are focused on developing an Apple Watch standalone app at the moment. Subscribe to the topic for future updates :wink:

Thanks for the reply. But please guys do this, as I do not want to switch to Apple Music or Spotify, just because Deezer will “sleep” enabling this.

 

I really like Deezer (the CarPlay app is not working well, though) and the only reason that triggers me to switch is not being able to directly play Deezer on our HomePods.

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Sure thing @Tyraenor we believe this is a good integration too, we'll just need more time to put our resources on this. Stay tuned :thumbsup_tone2:

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Sure thing @Tyraenor we believe this is a good integration too, we'll just need more time to put our resources on this. Stay tuned :thumbsup_tone2:

Any updates as the HomePod minis are now available?

Do you have a roadmap for getting this sorted, this has become more than a nice feature, its a requirement. Pandora have done it so whats the hold up, would also nice to beat spotify to it.

Skip the watch app, that surely is lower priority!

After several years with Deezer and no issues as my home speakers were bluetooth and airplay I’m about to switch to smart speakers throughtout my home. If deezer is not integrated with Homepod and selectable as default player by January 2021 I’m switching to another service that is. 
 

After several years with Deezer and no issues as my home speakers were bluetooth and airplay I’m about to switch to smart speakers throughtout my home. If deezer is not integrated with Homepod and selectable as default player by January 2021 I’m switching to another service that is. 
 

Totally agree with this. 

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Hey @Oberon @gmcoates @Mark1x 

Sorry you feel that way. Thank you for your honest feedback.

I'm unable to guarantee January 2021 but we've started to work on improving our connectivity and this is one of our main focuses for 2021. I can't ask you to wait but I can assure you it'll be worth it :thumbsup_tone2:

Hi Rudi, Appreciate your reply. Smart speakers are so much better because they are always on and you can talk to them. For the price the Apple Homepod mini seems to have by far the best sound so that's the way I plan to go. Two minis and the larger one. Glad to hear it is a priority I just don’t want to wait indefinitely 

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Sure, we completely understand it @Mark1x I'm actually really hopeful 2021 will bring some good things when it comes to connectivity and Deezer will step up - let's stay in touch :v_tone2:

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We're coming to Homepod @Mark1x :grin:

I haven't got a date for this yet, but we're working on the integration and I should have more details very very soon! Stay tuned! :grinning:

Add this feature for the HomePod and offer a Hi-Fi family plan and you’ll have me as a customer for a loooong time.

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Oooooh! I like the sound of that @Squuiid :grin:

I'll pass it on, and keep an eye here, it's coming!

Hello Rudi, we appreciate your close follow-up on this. 

 

I am also a long time customer of Deezer and I've recently bought the homepod mini (first homepod). 

It would be nice to understand also what is the roadmap of the features that you have in mind.

For example it might be helpful to know if/when deezer will be an option in homekit automation. 

Use cases are: 

  • I say 'something1' and some automation starts AND a specifc playlist/song/artist starts playing
  • I say 'something2' etc etc … 
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Super good questions @Antonio Piepoli 

Because it's our first integration, our teams will launch the first concept and then gather feedback from various channels, including the community (obviously :stuck_out_tongue: ), to find out what to improve for an updated version.

There are some tests being carried out at the moment, but most of the info around it is under wraps. We hope to have more to share very soon :relaxed:

In the meantime, I'll forward your comments to the teams working on this :thumbsup_tone2:

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