Siri on HomePod lets you listen to any show found in Apple's Podcasts catalog with a few voice controls that are similar to those for Apple Music playback. In this guide, we've listed some of the most useful ‌Siri‌ controls for Podcasts, along with basic commands that will help you do things like pause and rewind parts of a Podcast you might have missed, subscribe to a podcast, change the volume, and more.

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Podcast Commands

  • "Hey ‌Siri‌, play the Game Scoop podcast."
  • "Hey ‌Siri‌, play the newest episode of Lore."
  • "Hey ‌Siri‌, play the first episode of Anna Faris is Unqualified."
  • "Hey ‌Siri‌, play my newest podcasts."
  • "Hey ‌Siri‌, what podcast is this?"
  • "Hey ‌Siri‌, subscribe to this podcast."
  • "Hey ‌Siri‌, subscribe to NPR News Now."

Controls

  • "Hey ‌Siri‌, pause."
  • "Hey ‌Siri‌, jump back 10 seconds."
  • "Hey ‌Siri‌, skip forward one minute."
  • "Hey ‌Siri‌, raise/lower the volume."
  • "Hey ‌Siri‌, play it twice as fast."

As with ‌Apple Music‌, ‌HomePod‌ will source the Podcast data you ask for from the Podcasts app on iPhone or iPad, or the Podcasts section of iTunes. Using the app, you can listen to podcasts directly on your iOS device, browse deeper into your library, and look for new shows.

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Top Rated Comments

kaz911 Avatar
83 months ago
Well if only Apple's Podcast app actually worked. It has gradually gotten worse and worse and worse. I kept getting played episodes again and again. Deleted podcasts would turn up again - sync between devices would foul everything up and suddenly present me with 30 random podcasts from last year that are suddenly un-played again. Mark something as played - and on next sync it might have forgotten.

So now i'm experimenting with "other" podcast software.

(and don't get me started on the TV' app and the absolutely too small PLAY icons... Who ever thought that was a great idea?)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macwick Avatar
83 months ago
My most common use case would be to resume whatever Podcast I'm listening to on my iPhone or iPad. Unfortunately I don't think there's a way to do this.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bryan Bowler Avatar
83 months ago
“Hey Siri, can you get HomePod it’s own website and get the articles about it off MacRumors?”
If you don't want to read about the HomePod, then do not click on the article. Simple as that. As for a lot of others, myself included, we enjoy learning more about this great Apple product.

Thanks MacRumors for everything you bring us!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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