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Questions tagged [homepod]

A voice controlled iOS device with adaptive microphones, speakers and WiFi connection to play music, answer Siri capable commands and queries and AirPlay from other devices in the ecosystem.

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How can I set the default audio volume for Siri playing music on HomePod?

I like to ask Siri to play music, a playlist or a specific song. However, (s)he likes 50% volume and that's too loud for me. I looked at the settings and can't find how to set this: https://support....
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Timers not working anymore on HomePod

As of yesterday, the Homepod fails to accept any timer related request, even the most simple "Hey Siri, timer". In fact, any request that has the word "timer" fails even if it is not to start, query ...
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Complete automation with AirPlay 2 updates for TVs?

Now that AirPlay 2 update is coming for TVs, how much does it automate the control of TVs? I was wondering if turning on and off the tv can be controlled by HomePod and Siri, changing source, etc.
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Airplay 2: Connecting a HomePod, Sonos One and a Yamaha WXA-50 synced at the same time

I am unfamiliar with the AirPlay 2 Protocol. I am wondering if this setup is possible; I want to buy a HomePod Sonos One (is AirPlay 2 enabled) Yamaha WXA-50 (is AirPlay 2 enabled) Can I stream ...
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Use the HomePod to turn on TV and Receiver

is there any way to have the Apple HomePod control my receiver? Here is what I am thinking: I would ask the Siri HomePod to play a playlist and Siri would automatically turn on my receiver (Sony STR-...
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Can I disable speakerphone on HomePod?

I really like my HomePod, but I never want to use it as a speakerphone. When I'm on a call on an iOS device in my house, and tap the (🔈) icon to turn on speakerphone, the presence of the HomePod ...
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Homepod is on same wifi network as my other devices but doesn't show up for airplay or personal requests

I'm having odd behaviour with my Homepod. It feels like a bug. It has internet (plays music fine) and is definitely on the same wifi network as my iPhone and my other mac computer (I've verified ...
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Controlling Multiple HomePods

My school is thinking about getting smart speakers for each of its classrooms for various purposes. It seems like the Alexa devices can be grouped into one account and controlled easily all from the ...
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Siri sessions always transferred from iOS device to HomePod in a different room

I have an iPad in Room A, set up for "Hey Siri" and almost always plugged in. I also have HomePod two rooms away, in Room C. Whenever I invoke "Hey Siri" in Room A, the iPad lights up, Siri starts up ...
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Occasionally, HomePod has trouble playing anything I ask it to, until I restart it. Why?

Every now and again, I ask HomePod to play something, and it replies with “Hmm, I'm having trouble playing that”, regardless of what I’ve asked it to play, or whether it’s in my library or not. If I ...
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Can a Mac use AirPlay to stream to stereo HomePods?

Set up two HomePods in a stereo configuration, and they act as one pair when used via Siri or an iOS device. Open the HBO, YouTube, or Music app on your phone, and voilà, stereo sound. This doesn’t ...
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No longer able to AirPlay from iTunes to Homepod directly

I want to AirPlay music from Mac iTunes to HomePod. However, when I select it on iTunes AirPlay menu, I get "Sign in to Apple Music to play songs on your HomePod" prompt with Cancel/Sign in buttons. ...
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HomePod no longer responds to Siri

HomePod does not respond to my Siri commands anymore. I have tried to reset HomePod.
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Can music be played simultaneously on Homepod and another device using the same account?

When signed in with an Apple Music account on Homepod and another device, can I play music on both devices simultaneously? I believe it's not possible for e.g. iTunes and an iPhone; is Homepod an ...
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Use HomePod as a microphone for a audio recording?

I know that you can send a call to a HomePod to use the microphone on the HomePod to talk to the person you're calling to, and use its speaker to listen to the person calling. Since it is possible to ...
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How to reset HomeKit?

I have been using HomeKit on an iPhone 8 and 6s(both iOS 11.2.5) to control six Philips Hue bulbs through my 4th-gen Apple TV for the last few months with no issues. Yesterday my Amazon Echo randomly ...
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How do I change the gender of Siri’s voice on the HomePod?

This article implies there’s a “Language” and “Siri Voice” section in the HomePod settings of the Home app; unfortunately, these sections don’t appear for me: How do I enable this configuration ...
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Can HomePod be controlled using anything other than Siri?

Siri seems to be targeted as the primary method to interact with HomePod other than some rudimentary touch controls that it has. Are there any other ways to interact with it? I'm specifically hoping ...
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Does the HomePod offer 3rd-party apps?

Does the Apple HomePod speaker system support additional functionality through third-party apps? For example, will I be able to stream services such as SomaFM through a HomePod unit?