The owners of the HomePod and Apple’s HomePod mini can now connect their smart speakers directly to Deezer and make the music streaming service your default player. This means they can take advantage of the HomePod’s Siri voice controls to navigate their songs and playlists on Deezer.
They can now integrate with the Deezer music streaming service.
To connect the services, you will first need to be a paying Deezer subscriber. If you are, go to the application Deezer On your iOS device (make sure you’re on iOS 14.3 or later), tap the settings gear in the top right, then scroll down and tap “Connect to HomePod.” You can then play Deezer music on your Apple speakers by saying “Hey Siri, play [inserta la banda que prefieras] in Deezer. “
Alternatively, you can make Deezer your default player from the Apple Home app and avoid having to specify which streaming service to use. We haven’t been able to test it ourselves, but it’s probably the same process as for other third-party streaming services. So go to Home Settings by tapping the house icon at the top left of the Apple Home app, tap on your face under the “People” section, “then go to” Default Service “and choose Deezer.
Of course, the struggle to offer these kinds of basic third-party integrations is exactly what has hurt Apple’s smart speakers, likely contributing to the company’s decision to discontinue the original HomePod in March of this year. Despite that, the reasonably priced, good-sounding HomePod mini keeps going. In addition to Deezer, these devices can now be directly integrated with other streaming services, such as Apple Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and Pandora.
What’s missing from this list, of course, is Spotify. Although Apple says it has enabled integration with the streaming music giant, as far as we know Spotify has not turned things on for its part. If you’re looking for an explanation, look no further than the huge lawsuit Spotify is bringing against Apple.
Waiting for Hi-Fi high-quality audio technology
In addition to everything previously added, as we discussed days ago, the company is expected to send Apple Music HiFi with iOS 14.6 and Dolby Atmos, Dolby Audio and Lossless technology. The good news is that it should be an automatic catalog update and shouldn’t require a more expensive premium plan.