Can you use the HomePod as a Bluetooth speaker?

While your HomePod Mini uses Bluetooth for some connectivity, you can't use one as a Bluetooth speaker. The only way to use audio with a HomePod Mini is by using an Apple device like an iPhone, iPad, Macbook, iMac, or an Apple TV.

Can the HomePod mini be used as a Bluetooth speaker?

Does the HomePod mini support Bluetooth connection? The HomePod mini is not compatible with Bluetooth audio streaming. The Bluetooth connection is only used for setup and other minor features. AirPlay 2 requires Wi-Fi.

Can HomePod be used as a Bluetooth speaker without Wi-Fi?

From now on, you can use your HomePod without the need for a WiFi connection. You just have to use the playback app on your iPhone or iPad, press the AirPlay icon to send it to the HomePod, and you will see how despite not having WiFi the speaker will appear among the options.


How do I use HomePod as a speaker?

It's a bit of a workaround and has its own issues, but if you are dying to stream over Bluetooth, it might be your only option. One caveat, though, you need an Android device.
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Connecting via Bluetooth and the New Handoff Feature
  1. Go to General Settings.
  2. Find Airplay and Handoff.
  3. Turn on the feature.


Can I AirPlay to HomePod without Wi-Fi?

Namely yes, you can AirPlay to HomePods with out a wi-fi connection, but only to one HomePod at a time.


How to stream Bluetooth Audio to HomePod mini (and more!)



How do I connect my Bluetooth to HomePod?

How to set up HomePod with Bluetooth
  1. Open the Home app on your iPhone.
  2. Click the house icon in the top-left corner.
  3. In Allow Speaker Access, select Everyone.
  4. Open any music app (e.g. Spotify or Apple Music), select a song, and tap the AirPlay icon to choose to play it through the HomePod.


Can you use HomePod as a soundbar?

You can use an Apple HomePod Mini as a soundbar, but you have to use it with the new Apple TV 4K. Go through the setup process for the HomePod Mini. Then on the Apple TV 4K, hold the home button down on the remote to open the control center, select the AirPlay icon, then select the HomePod Mini.

Why did Apple discontinue HomePod?

Though Apple has publicly said that it discontinued the larger HomePod to focus on the mini version, it's entirely possible that the company is working on an updated model in the background. There are plenty of use cases where a new, larger HomePod might outshine its diminutive counterpart.

How do I connect my HomePod mini to my stereo?

Pair two HomePod mini speakers or two HomePod speakers in the same room to create left and right channels for an immersive soundstage.
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Create a stereo pair
  1. In the Home app on your iOS or iPadOS device, touch and hold a HomePod.
  2. Scroll down, then tap .
  3. Tap Create Stereo Pair and follow the onscreen instructions.


Does Apple make Bluetooth speakers?

If you're looking for something simpler and less expensive, perhaps you should check out how to make a cheap iPhone speaker. Note that Apple's HomePod speaker does have Bluetooth but it can't be used in the normal sense like the speakers below.

Will HomePod still be supported?

We are discontinuing the original HomePod, it will continue to be available while supplies last through the Apple Online Store, Apple Retail Stores, and Apple Authorized Resellers. Apple will provide HomePod customers with software updates and service and support through Apple Care.

Will Apple bring back the HomePod?

The next Apple product in its smart speaker category is coming, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman in his latest Power On newsletter. If that comes as a surprise to you, I can't blame you. After all, the first HomePod arrived quite some time ago, February 2020, to be precise.

Are HomePod minis worth it?

Though it doesn't possess the amazing sound quality of the original HomePod, the HomePod mini is a good smart speaker, and is better than the original in other ways. With last week's release of three additional HomePod mini colors, I thought it was a good time to revisit some of the best HomePod mini features.


Can I use my HomePod as a TV speaker?

If you want to use two HomePod mini or two HomePod speakers, create a stereo pair, then assign the stereo pair to the same room as your Apple TV in the Home app. Turn on your Apple TV. You'll be asked if you want to Use HomePod speakers as Apple TV speakers.

How do I connect my HomePod as TV speakers?

How to use the HomePod as a TV speaker
  1. Open the Home app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap and hold the HomePod icon.
  3. Scroll down and tap Create Stereo Pair.
  4. Select the HomePods you'd like to pair together.
  5. Adjust the audio output so they're assigned to the correct channels.


Can you use HomePod as surround-sound?

But slipping under the radar are some updates to the original HomePod, including the ability to create the ultimate Apple surround-sound system.

Is the HomePod mini wireless?

HomePod mini supports 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0, plus it supports low-power Thread networking technology, which is a secure, mesh-based system designed to connect Internet of Things devices. HomePod mini's Thread support is limited to HomeKit devices so it can't be used cross-platform.


How can I use my iPhone as a Bluetooth speaker?

To do this, go to Settings and select Bluetooth. Then, turn on Bluetooth and make your iPhone visible to other devices. Next, find the name of your iPhone in the list of available devices and select it. Finally, press the play button to start streaming music from your iPhone to the Bluetooth speaker.

Can I use HomePod without Apple Music?

Unless you subscribe to Apple Music or iTunes Match Siri on HomePod is limited to calling up your unhidden purchase history directly on the device. You can AirPlay from your iOS device if you don't want to take out a subscription and want access to more of your library and your playlists.

Can you use a HomePod without an iPhone?

Once the HomePod mini is set up, you technically don't need an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to use it. That's because you can control the HomePod mini with your voice thanks to its built-in Siri voice assistant.

Can you connect HomePod to hotspot?

No, to connect to your HomePod you have to have WiFi and Bluetooth on. To make a hotspot WiFi is turned off.


Does the HomePod mini need to be plugged in?

The HomePod mini needs to be plugged in. Though the HomePod mini has wireless capabilities, the device itself has no battery so it is not truly portable. It needs to be plugged into a wall charger in order to get power. The HomePod mini includes the wall charger in the box – and Apple 20W power adapter.

How long will a HomePod last?

Apple has discontinued its original HomePod after four years. It says that it will continue to produce and focus on the HomePod mini, introduced last year.
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