Apple, Spotify, and Amazon have one thing in common; they offer no choice to the consumer as to what playback software they can use to listen to their music — it’s their way or the highway.
Not sure about this statement James. Volumio has a Spotify plug-in that lets you search, select and play music from Spotify without the Spotify app. I used it for a bit, but preferred the Spotify app, so don’t use it anymore.
You’ll understand, then, why streamers will all come with Apple Connect software, Amazon HD Connect, and Spotify Connect. Your phone and iPad will be your remote control …?
I don’t think Apple has connect software that functions like Spotify. For Apple, the phone or iPad app is what actually plays the music and then casts it to an airplay compatible device. Turn your phone off and the music stops playing. I don’t like all the network hops this requires and choose Spotify specifically for this reason. I’ll have to try that again, maybe things have changed.
Thanks for sharing. Great info.