How to listen to podcasts on HomePod with Siri


The HomePod isn’t all about playing songs with Apple Music or setting multiple timers when you’re cooking dinner. If you enjoy podcasts, you can listen to them on your HomePod too.

Choose a new show from the Apple Podcasts store, catch up on episodes you’ve missed for podcasts you subscribe to, and control the podcast playback easily with Siri.

Here’s how to listen to podcasts on HomePod with Siri.

Play podcasts on HomePod

  • “Hey Siri, play my newest/recent podcasts.”
  • “Hey Siri, play the {podcast name} podcast.”
  • “Hey Siri, play the first/last episode of {podcast name} podcast.”

Control podcast playback on HomePod

  • “Hey Siri, pause/resume/stop.”
  • “Hey Siri, go back/forward {amount of time}.”
  • “Hey Siri, play it faster/slower.”
  • “Hey Siri, turn up/down the volume.”

Additional podcast commands

  • “Hey Siri, what podcast is this?”
  • “Hey Siri, which podcast episode is this?”
  • “Hey Siri, subscribe to this podcast.”
  • “Hey Siri, subscribe to {podcast name} podcast.”

Do more with your HomePod

For more tips and how-tos for your HomePod, check out these related tutorials.

Wrapping it up

Sit back and laugh at your favorite comedy shows or stay in-the-know with the latest from your preferred news podcasts. Listening to podcasts on your HomePod is just as easy and convenient as listening to your tunes.

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