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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location based automation not triggering when set to home

everyone. I have set up a test automation to play some music when I arrive home. Unfortunately, it doesn't trigger. However, when I'm not using "Home", but instead enter the same address ...
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Homepod says there is a problem with my iCloud settings. Then tells me to look at my iPhone for more information

My HomePod says my iCloud settings has a problem. But my iPhone shows no problem in the Home app, mail, etc. Airplay from an iPad works just fine. How do I get my HomePod working and responding 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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Why is my HomePod making a very loud buzzing noise and reboots?

I've recently acquired a 2nd hand HomePod in seemingly spotless condition. However, after setting it up and listening for a while I've noticed a very disturbing issue. A very loud <1sec long ...
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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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Select HomePod sound output from Terminal

I'm trying to create a script that will switch my Mac Pro's sound output to my HomePod. I've installed SwitchAudioSource and I can only 'see' the HomePod when it's currently selected as the output. ...
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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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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?