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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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HomePod as a voice-activated dialing device

I would like to plant two listening devices (HomePods) in the house for dad, such that he can verbally call mom's iPhone or sister's iPhone. We are retiring dad's iPhone and the cellular service as ...
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Podcasts on Hompods with Siri

I use Apple podcasts with Homepods. iOs 15 I can ask Siri "Play podcast X" It then plays the lasted unlistened podcast from the series X. However it does not mark it as played so when next ...
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Play music on HomePod for a fixed amount of time without Siri

Siri doesn’t work with my voice. I want to play music on my HomePod for a fixed amount of time Generally I start it via my iPad but I could start it via my Mac if it would help. Then I would like ...
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Which Wi-Fi network has my HomePod mini?

How can I verify the WiFi network being used by my HomePod mini? And, how can I resign the HomePod mini to use a different WiFi? I used the Home app provided by Apple on my iPhone. I long-pressed the ...
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HomePod mini fails setup: "Wi-Fi Incompatible"

I am trying to setup my new HomePod mini. After getting through all the questions, and holding my iPhone camera over the swirling pixels, I get an error message: Wi-Fi Incompatible The current Wi-Fi ...
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HomePod alarm that streams a TuneIn station with Apple Music's new Voice Plan?

HomePod and HomePod Mini support streaming radio stations on demand, without an Apple Music subscription. But streaming a radio station as an alarm requires a subscription. Could I use an Apple Music ...
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A shortcut to switch audio output and play podcast for 15min

I use to listen to podcast before sleep. But that actually means: On iPhone 12, open overcast app and start playing Switch audio output to homepod Set it to stop playing after 15min (I expect to be ...
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How can I control my HomePod from a script on my Mac?

I would like to at least start and stop music on my HomePod, and preferably also select what music to play, and control the volume. Is this possible? I want to use any script or app that can be ...
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Is there a way to stop the HomePod timer alarm remotely?

I have many HomePod mini (at least one in every room/corridor). And after I went upstair to my bedroom I noticed the downstair HomePod mini (assuming in the living room) got triggered by it’s timer or ...
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Homepod touch interface is now causing homepod to speak its commands - how to turn off?

My Homepod (original) has started doing this weird thing where it 'says' the thing when you use the touch controls in a robotic (non Siri) voice. It says 'play' or 'pause' or 'increase volume' or '...
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How do I get chained shortcuts to work on HomePod?

I have iOS Shortcuts that call other shortcuts. Shortcut A creates an input for Shortcut X and calls Shortcut X. Shortcut B creates a different input for Shortcut X and calls Shortcut X. Shortcut X ...
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Why is my HomePod mini chosen over my Apple TV 4K as a Home Hub?

I have an AppleTV 4K (2nd) and a pair of HomePod minis, but one of my HomePod minis is always chosen as my HomeKit Home Hub. Is there a way to prioritize the AppleTV as a Home Hub instead? Why is one ...
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Can't control volume on HomePod minis

Suddenly I’m unable to control the volume on my HomePod mini stereo pair. I press the volume buttons on my remote and get no change in volume. Generally the volume change indicator doesn’t appear ...
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Podcasts on HomePod - The timestamp I'm up to resets between plays

I used to have Google Homes but due to several reasons have replaced with HomePods. One of my use cases is to play podcasts in the kitchen (or wherever I am). The homepod is not remembering where i ...
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HomePod mini connectivity problems: "Request timeout for icmp_seq" in irregular intervals

When I stream the audio of a movie to my HomePod mini the audio cuts out. When I ping the device from my Maxed-out 15-inch MacBook Pro (2016) I get 3 timeouts in irregular intervals: 64 bytes from 192....
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Asking Siri what is the weather

I use a Homepod on iOS 14.7 (and 14.6) I say "hey Siri what is the weather" Siri pauses and then replies "You need to continue on the companion device" I go to the device an Iphone ...
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Can't control Siri setting for individual HomePod mini speakers in a pair

I have a two HomePod minis that are combined as a stereo pair, but I'm not able to control the settings for Siri in one of them (the one I added second to the pair as part of the process of adding it ...
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Music App won't airplay to HomePod mini when MacBook Pro is connected to external displays

Trying to AirPlay from the Music App to my HomePod mini results in the following: "The selected movie won't play on one of your connected displays." When I dismiss the popup and hit play it ...
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What version of Apple TV is required for a HomePod mini stereo pair to work?

I have two HomePod minis configured as a stereo pair, that is not recognized by my Apple TV. Instead I see each individual HomePod in the audio settings for the TV and can only select and play through ...
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How do I silence Siri on my HomePod mini?

By default, Siri on HomePod mini comes enabled and very loud, and the minimum volume (as far as I can tell) is irritatingly loud. In fact, the whole talkback from Siri (confirming commands, etc.) is ...
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Use HomePod for Zoom Calls on Mac?

I've tried to use a HomePod connected to my Mac to participate in Zoom calls. I wanted to take advantage of the clear audio and the echo suppression one has on the HomePod when, for example, having ...
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Homepod Mini "no peer to peer" warning

Seeking some resolution with a Homepod Mini. Recently replaced our 11+ year old router with a Linksys WRT3200 ACM dual-band model, running OpenWRT. After initial setup everything on the network ...
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how to use HomePod mini as a mic for Mac mini

I have a HomePod mini. I want to use it as a mic for my Mac mini. How do I do this? I want to use it for Siri and google meet.
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How to remove friend's HomePod from audio selection during phone calls?

I do not see it in Bluetooth devices. It is not manageable in the Home app. It's surprising how much of annoyance an extra click to get speakerphone is. Example below (NIST time of day phone number).
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Will iOS 14.5 mean my HomePod can use Spotify?

Does this article mean that the HomePod will also be able to use Spotify as its default music service when 14.5 is rolled out? https://the8-bit.com/siri-now-allows-setting-a-default-music-streaming-...
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Find my phone stopped working from homepod

I use find my phone often by asking siri on my homepod. However without changing anything siri now says "before I can help with that you'll need to update your information in siri settings on ...
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Airplay Apple Music from iPhone or Homepod to Macbook

When I start the music on a iPhone or Homepod via Siri, how do I move the already playing music to my MacBook? Can I only airplay music from the MacBook to HomePod but not vice versa? How do I airplay ...
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How to create a Siri shortcut to play tunein radio on HomePod and Mac

How can I create a shortcut such that I can tell my HomePod "Hey Siri, good morning" and it will then play a certain tunein radio station on the HomePod and also on my Mac in the other room ...
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How long is the power cable on the HomePod Mini?

I'm thinking about ordering a HomePod Mini, and I want to put it in some places that might be just far enough away from a power outlet that the cord doesn't reach. How long is the power cable? 2 ...
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Use my homepod to hear audio at the drive-in theatre through FM

I would like to use my homepod to hear audio at the drive-in theatre. The theatre uses a local fm transmitter that broadcasts locally within a 500 foot range or so. Is there a way to enable my phone ...
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What type of power cable does the HomePod mini use?

Apple has released a new, smaller version of their speaker: HomePod mini. One of my complaints with the original HomePod was its use of a proprietary power cable connector, which made it difficult to ...
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How do I adjust Homepod stereo balance?

I have a stereo pair of homepod set up in a normal hifi set up, that is I sit between the speakers and the speakers an I are in a triangle. music Volume is clearly unbalanced - a center sound is ...
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How to stop HomePods from connecting every night?

We have two rooms in our house with HomePods. Every morning, they seem to be AirPlaying from one to the other, and we have to disconnect that AirPlay scenario. Is there a way to avoid having the ...
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How can I stop from having my music transfer between my iPhone and my HomePod?

What initially seemed like a clever feature turns out to be ridiculously annoying: the transfer of a song between a HomePod and an iPhone. I have a HomePod in my office, on my desk, and whenever I ...
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Can I get Siri to not bleep out Bitches Brew when I ask to hear that album?

I use Apple Music and have HomePod and Siri bleeps out some album titles rather than pronouncing them. One is “Hey Siri, play the album Bitches Brew” I see no place in the home app to set explicit ...
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How can I create a morning routine with my HomePod that would read me today’s weather?

I believe this capability exists in other smart speakers, and even in iPhone’s Siri (to an extent). I have a “Good Morning” scene setup in HomeKit where it turns on a few lights and starts playback ...
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is it possible to cast from iPhone to apple TV and HomePod?

I want to to be able to watch my Apple TV movie on my TV. I currently have Apple TV connected by HDMI to my Samsung TV and I also have a HomePod. I want to be able to stream the picture to the TV (...
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How can I force the audio to ALWAYS go to my Homepod, unless my bluetooth headphones are turned on?

I have some BlueTooth headphones that I have on most of the time I'm at my desk. However, sometimes I like watching something and throwing the audio to my HomePod. It works for what I need; however, ...
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Can I group Airplay2 output devices into one group?

Can I group Airplay2 output devices into one group? If I want to play a song on both Sonos sets (3 speakers) and Apple Homepod, I need to select first Sonos, and then Homepod from iOS. Can I group ...
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Can a Home member handover music from their iPhone to a HomePod?

My wife and I are in a Home account. I am the primary account holder signed in to the HomePod. I can transfer music from my iPhone to the HomePod and back without a problem. However my wife can’t ...
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How easy is to play many home pods simultaneously?

If I have 3 or more home pods, how easy is to play the same track simultaneously on all of them? Can I just touch play from the Apple Music app? Or do I also need to specify everytime that I want to ...
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Can the HomePod be used for VoIP calls?

Apple mentions that the HomePod can be used for regular phone calls, but would that also work for third party VoIP apps like Skype, WhatsApp etc.? If this is implemented anything like handoff/...
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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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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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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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