Spotify's boss apparently thinks Apple will open up its platform in the wake of the music streaming service filing an antitrust complaint with the European Union in 2019. CEO Daniel Ek told Bloomberg his company is "encouraged" by its ability to for voice support, along with being able to make products for Apple TV and Apple Watch.
In 2019, Spotifyof using its App Store policies to hold Spotify back, since the service competed directly with its Apple Music, in a complaint to the EU's antitrust watchdog. It also criticized Apple for taking a 30% cut of subscriptions -- a policy made that YouTube TV of Apple's in-app payment system in March.
Even though Ek praised Apple forto control non-Apple music services and its plans to let services run on HomePod, he told Bloomberg it has "many, many steps to go" before it can be considered truly open.
Last month, Spotify revealed that itat the end of March -- a 31% jump from a year earlier.
Neither Apple nor Spotify immediately responded to requests for comment.