HomePod tips

How to get the temperature and humidity level of a room using your HomePod

HomePod mini and HomePod 2nd generation showing the temperature and humidity on iPhone

HomePod mini and HomePod 2nd generation have built-in temperature and humidity sensors that let you know the temperature and humidity level of the room your smart speaker is in. You do not need to do any extra setup or buy additional devices.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to get the room temperature and humidity level directly on your HomePod or the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to know what song is currently playing on HomePod

Easy ways to know which song is playing on HomePod

HomePod is a cute little device for listening to music. However, due to the lack of a screen, you can't see what song is currently playing on it. But that doesn't mean you're deprived of the important Now Playing information. In this tutorial, we will tell you four easy ways to find what's playing on your HomePod.

How to customize the Intercom settings for HomePod

Customize HomePod Intercom Settings on iPhone

The Intercom feature released for HomePod gave users a great way to communicate throughout their homes. You can use Siri to send a message to the HomePod in your kitchen, reply to an intercom message from a HomePod in the office, and even use the Home app to send messages to every HomePod in your house.

Whether you have just one HomePod or a few, Intercom lets you communicate your way with a few tweaks. To make the Intercom feature work perfectly in your space, here’s how to customize it for your HomePod.

Video: Tips and tricks to get you started with your new HomePod mini smart speaker

The $99 HomePod mini may not have as powerful a sound as its bigger brother, but it does provide the best of the HomePod in a smaller, more affordable package. The miniature speaker certainly packs quite a punch for its size. We thought you might like to learn how to make the most out of your HomePod mini so we've put together a video detailing more than a dozen tips and tricks for getting started with your brand spanking new Siri speaker.

How to change the default music service on HomePod

Image composition showing YouTube Music, Pandora, Tidal and Deezer as preferred music app for HomePod

No longer want Apple Music as the default music service on your HomePod? In this tutorial, we will explain how to set YouTube Music, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, and other supported apps as the default platform to play songs and playlists when you give a voice command to your HomePod. We'll also show you how to ask HomePod to play songs directly from Spotify!

How to send Siri web search results from HomePod to iPhone

Siri HomePod Web Results on iPhone Lock Screen

Siri can be super handy on HomePod and can do plenty of things for you. But one thing that was always a bit difficult was getting information that Siri didn’t have at hand. You might end up hearing something like, "Sorry, I can’t help with that".

With the iOS 14.1 update, HomePod also got a bit of a boost in abilities. You can use Apple Music for an alarm sound, check out the Intercom if you own more than one HomePod, and yes, have Siri send web results right to your iPhone.

How to set an audio sleep timer on HomePod

Aside from the ability to set multiple timers and manage alarms on HomePod, your Siri-powered wireless speaker now makes it possible to fall asleep to your favorite songs, podcasts or ambient sounds. In this brief step-by-step tutorial, we're going to show you how to set a sleep timer on your HomePod if you'd like to gently fall asleep to your favorite music or relaxing ambient sounds from nature, such as a crackling fireplace.