Does Pandora work with Apple HomePod?

You can select Pandora to be your default music and podcast service on Apple HomePod. For those running iOS 15 or higher, open the Pandora app on your iOS or iPadOS device: Go to Profile and then to Settings. Tap on Connect with HomePod.

What music apps are compatible with HomePod?

HomePod mini works with iHeartRadio,, Deezer, and TuneIn, as well as some third-party music services like Pandora and Amazon Music.

How do I make Pandora my default HomePod?

Pandora is said to be the first of other options coming to HomePod with Spotify up next.
Choose your default music service in Home
  1. Open Home and go to the Home tab.
  2. Tap the Home icon at the top and pick Home Settings.
  3. Select your profile picture under People.
  4. Scroll to Media and you should see Pandora.

Does Siri work with Pandora?

Pandora Music now works with Dark Mode, Siri on iPhone, HomePod, and CarPlay.

How do I add apps to HomePod?

Open the Home app, tap the Add button , tap Add Accessory, tap Don't Have a Code or Can't Scan at the bottom, then tap HomePod and follow the onscreen instructions.

How to Play Spotify (or Pandora) on Apple's HomePod

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 I play YouTube on HomePod?

Though you can't control playback using HomePod, you can play any audio from your iPhone or iPad to HomePod, including Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, and even YouTube Premium! The HomePod may not be a traditional Bluetooth speaker, but it is a standard AirPlay speaker (with some added smarts, of course).

Why won't Pandora play on HomePod?

Troubleshooting Pandora and Apple HomePod

Check to see if there are any updates available for your HomePod and Pandora apps. Update both as necessary. Restart your HomePod device. Try removing and re-adding your Pandora account.

How do I make Siri play Pandora?

In the Pandora app, tap on the Profile tab, select the gear icon in the top, righthand corner of the screen, and then tap 'Connect to HomePod' and then 'Use in Home' when prompted. Once you complete these steps, you can ask Siri to play music 'on Pandora' from your HomePod.

How do I use Pandora voice assistant?

Pandora listeners with iOS and Android mobile devices can control Pandora hands-free using our voice assistant.
Activate Wake Phrase "Hey Pandora"
  1. Go to the settings in your Pandora app.
  2. Select Voice Assistant.
  3. Activate the Listen for "Hey Pandora" toggle.

How do I play music on Apple HomePod?

How to play music on your HomePod or HomePod mini
  1. Say, "Hey, Siri, play some music." Siri will just start playing tunes from your Apple Music library.
  2. Say, "Hey, Siri, play some rock" and Siri will start playing rock music from an Apple Music radio station.

Does Apple HomePod play Spotify?

Spotify allows users to stream its music to various smart speakers, including Sonos, Amazon Echo, Bose SoundTouch, and more, by using Spotify Connect. But you cannot use this feature to play Spotify on HomePod currently. So, you can only AirPlay Spotify from your your iPhone, Mac computer, or Apple TV to HomePod.

What ambient sounds can HomePod play?

Play Ambient Sounds

Listen to rain, forest, ocean, white noise, night, fireplace, or stream sounds. Say, for example, “Hey Siri, play Ambient Sounds” or “Hey Siri, play forest sounds.”

Does HomePod Open Netflix?

Name the shortcut Open Netflix. Then when you tell your HomePods 'Hey Siri, Open Netflix' it will do this.

Is Apple Music better than Spotify?

Spotify vs Apple Music: Sound quality

But in the here and now, Apple Music is the clear winner. While standard-quality streaming is 256kbps, Apple Music already offers lossless audio ranging from 16-bit/44.1kHz to 24-bit/192kHz.

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.

How do I listen to Pandora at home?

Get started in 3 easy steps
  1. Plug Chromecast Audio into your speaker and power.
  2. Connect Chromecast Audio to your home WiFi network.
  3. From the Pandora app, tap the Cast button to play a station on your speakers.

How do I update HomePod?

Update HomePod
  1. Make sure that your device is updated to the latest version of iOS, iPadOS, or macOS.
  2. Open the Home app. Select Home , then Home Settings > Software Update.
  3. Select HomePod to turn automatic updates on or off. If there's a new update, select Update.

Can Spotify Play HomePod mini?

While the HomePod mini is compatible with the likes of Apple Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, it is not fully integrated with another top-contending streaming service, Spotify.

Does Amazon music work on HomePod?

The Apple HomePod is optimized for playing Apple Music and Apple Podcasts content. The device can also stream music from any service running on your Apple devices, including Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Prime Music, YouTube Music, and other services.

Can you use a 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.

How much is Apple Music Monthly?

For access to Apple Music's premium offerings, including Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio, Lyrics, Music Videos, and more, subscribers can easily switch to Apple Music's individual plan for $9.99 per month or family plan with up to six accounts for $14.99 per month at any time.

Is Apple HomePod worth buying?

While Apple took a while to launch its first smart speaker, the HomePod was worth the wait. Yes it's taken even longer to launch a smaller, cheaper model, but the HomePod Mini is, if anything, even more impressive. For a speaker this small and this inexpensive, its audio performance is startling.

How do you get rain on HomePod?

How to play ambient sounds on your HomePod or HomePod mini. Getting your HomePod to play ambient sleep sounds is relatively easy. The fastest way to do it is to say, "Hey Siri — play sounds." This command will repeatedly play a random ambient sound until you tell Siri to stop.