Apple HomePod suddenly becomes a great streaming option for millions

Until now, unless you’re an Apple Music subscriber, the Apple HomePod speaker has been a non-starter; despite its premium quality audio.

Now Apple is dropping its restrictive stance and opening the door to third-party music streaming services like Spotify and, potentially, some new customers.

Eagle-eyed reporters at 9to5Mac spotted a slide within the WWDC presentation that revealed the forthcoming feature, which Apple didn’t address directly.

While discussing new features coming to the Apple Home app and HomeKit API there was an image of the HomePod along with the words “Third-party music services.”

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