Apple is reportedly discussing whether to allow the HomePod to directly stream third-party music services such as Spotify or Pandora. Currently Apple Music is the default streaming service. Playlists from other services can only be opened by connecting to the HomePod via AirPlay.
Any music labeled "E" (for explicit language) can easily be blocked in your Spotify Settings. To do so, tap on the Settings gear icon at the top right. Tap on "Explicit Content," then toggle off "Allow explicit content."
With Shazam linked to Spotify's massive library of content, playing tracks from Shazam is seamless. Another reason to link your Spotify account to Shazam is to keep a running playlist of the songs you've identified. Sometimes this feature doesn't work as expected, and the Spotify playlist My Shazam Tracks does not update properly.
Linking Shazam to Spotify makes for a seamless playback experience. Shazams are automatically added to a playlist in Spotify named My Shazam Tracks. Sometimes the number of Shazams in the Shazam app doesn't match the number of songs in the Spotify playlist. Where are the missing songs?
Shazam quickly identifies unknown songs, shows, movies, and more. All the Shazam app needs is to listen to the mystery audio for 10 seconds before returning a match from its database. Shazams are collected in the app, and to listen to full tracks Shazam can be linked to a music subscription service such as Spotify. Once Shazam is linked to a Spotify account, available tracks can be played right from the Shazam app, or added to Spotify playlists.