Have you been confused by all the headlines regarding AirPlay 2 support and Spotify? Well, so was I, but after some digging, I can explain the whole mixup.
To start, in my experience, the AirPlay multi-room audio feature has worked well, but apparently, some HomePod users still experience lag when using it. That’s led to a contingent of people in a Spotify forum thread asking for support for more modern AirPlay 2 codecs in the app.
From there, Spotify responded and said that it’s no longer working on AirPlay 2 support. After a few days of outcry, the streaming giant reversed this position and says it’s working on the feature again.
As far as I can gather, this will result in Spotify’s iOS apps being able to better stream HQ music, particularly for HomePod users. That said, we still don’t know when this will happen.