HomePod Key Features
Apple’s smart speaker may be known for delivering high-quality audio, but did you know that you can also play ambient sounds on the HomePod? Through Siri voice commands, seven unique ambient sounds can be played and they are completely free and can be used even without an Apple Music subscription. Simply say, “Hey Siri, play [ambient sound name].”
- “Hey Siri, play white noise.”
- “Hey Siri, play ocean sounds.”
- “Hey Siri, play fireplace.”
- “Hey Siri, play night sounds.”
- “Hey Siri, play forest sounds.”
- “Hey Siri, play stream sounds.”
- “Hey Siri, play rain sounds.”
Whether you’re on a phone call or listening to music on your iPhone, you can easily hand it off to HomePod. Simply hold your iOS device next to HomePod and whatever you’re listening to will continue to play on HomePod.
Locate Your Favorite Apple Devices
Most people purchase a HomePod to play their favorite Apple Music tracks or to control their HomeKit accessories. But did you know that you can use your HomePod to find your iPhone? It can also help to track down your iPad, iPod, Mac, or even your Apple Watch too. All it takes is a shout to Siri and the virtual assistant will play a chime and send an alert on the device once it is found.
Control HomePod with Siri — just say “Hey Siri.” From checking the weather to sending messages and playing music, Siri makes it easy to get stuff done with just your voice.
Apple Music allows you to stream millions of songs ad-free. You can even download songs to play offline. There are live radio stations as well as curated playlists designed specifically for you. Students can choose the Apple Music Student plan for just $4.99 a month and it also comes with a free subscription to Apple TV+.
Note: HomePod mini won’t be available until November 16, 2020.