I trialed Apple Music for 3 months — and now I’m going back to Spotify

Jan 14, 2023
I was a long time Spotify user until I switched to Apple Music since we have the Apple One family plan. I gave Spotify another go recently since everyone else in my social circle uses Spotify and wanted to get the social aspect of shared playlists etc back.
Unfortunately it lasted less than a day. As a Mac user with HomePods set up in my home office, I quickly realised there is no real way of playing Spotify from the desktop to come through the HomePod Stereo pair setup. In fact the whole Spotify experiment on Mac is frustrating if you also use HomePods so sadly Spotify left a huge hole if you are in the Apple ecosystem.