Apple Shares New Video on Getting the Most From HomePod

Apple this afternoon shared a new HomePod tutorial video on its Apple Support YouTube channel, which is designed to help new HomePod users get the most out of their new speakers.

The three minute video covers various Siri commands for accessing music, podcasts, news, and personal requests, using the iPhone as a HomePod remote, using the HomePod as a speakerphone, controlling HomeKit devices, and more.


As a warning, this video does include "Hey Siri" commands that have the potential to activate your own HomePod when you watch it, so you might want to watch with headphones.

In the description of the video, Apple links to multiple HomePod support documents, which are useful for HomePod owners who are still learning the ins and outs of the HomePod. These documents cover topics like using the Home app, using VoiceOver, listening to Podcasts, AirPlaying audio, and more.

This is the fourth HomePod tutorial video Apple has shared to introduce users to the new device. Last week, when the HomePod was released, Apple shared three other short videos on using Siri to Play Music, using the HomePod's touch controls, and adjusting the HomePod's settings.

All of the videos have been uploaded to Apple's YouTube support channel, which was introduced back in November. This YouTube channel is where Apple shares tutorial videos that are designed to provide users with tips on using their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other Apple devices.

At MacRumors, we've also shared several how tos and guides for accessing and using all of the HomePod's different features, which can be found in the how to section of our HomePod roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

robjulo Avatar
82 months ago
Box it back up, return it and use the money to get a Sonos. That is how you get the most out of it.
Score: 67 Votes (Like | Disagree)
theheadguy Avatar
82 months ago
Am I the only one who found this video to be odd? Like they cobbled it together last minute? It doesn’t feel like it has the quality or smoothness of a normal video. I even noticed the HomePod shake when they ended the call. His voice is anything but soothing, the ‘party music’ screams “avoid this party at all costs”, and he didn’t pronounce “control” clearly. Weird.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
seatton Avatar
82 months ago
The video forgot to include how nice it is for anybody to be able to access the owner's iMessage, calendar, etc.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Uofmtiger Avatar
82 months ago
Why not get good sound quality and much better “smarts” with the Google Home Max? It just seems like a better product because one speaker will give you good quality sound, a lot more on-board streaming options, and a best in class voice assistant. Apple is marketing the HomePod as a music speaker (with limited assistant functionality) so is the idea to add another speaker from Google or Amazon as your home assistant? I don’t get it I guess.
Google uses your information as a seperate revenue source

Home doesn’t work with Apple Music

Home doesn’t work with podcast app

Home doesn’t work with AirPlay and probably won’t ever work with Airplay 2

The Max is too big (and ugly) for many of the places people put HomePods

The Max doesn’t have 360 sound

The Max won’t get AirPlay 2 Control
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TrashPanda Avatar
82 months ago
Yeah. Whatever. Apple had their chance and we'll all assess the value fo their offering independently and not their propaganda.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
csurfr Avatar
82 months ago
No doubt.

After having mine for a week and still stoked using it, I'm planning on purchasing two more. One for the garage where my shop is. And another for the master bedroom.

Have a feeling my wife wants one for her studio, too.
You are a very lucky person. I’m trying to convince my gf that I need another for the living room. The reply is “it’s your money”, but I think we can all read between the lines there...
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)