Apple HomePod is an amazing device. You can’t just listen to the music on it, but you can get a lot of things done on it, with just your voice commands. The 6 inbuilt microphone arrays are always ready to listen to your commands. To give a command to the HomePod, you just have to say “Hey Siri” followed by the command. HomePod understands lot of commands. Siri Has been upgraded to understand music related commands in even more depth. Here is the list of all the commands you can use on the HomePod. We’ve divided them in three sections: music commands, home assistant commands and HomeKit commands.
You can play any radio channel, track, artist, genre and much more with voice commands on HomePod. Here are some of my favorites:
- Play Beats 1 Radio
- Play something else by Royal Blood (You can ask for any artist or band name)
- What was the top song in 1983 (You can ask for any year)
- Play I’m Poppy
- I like this song (adds the song to your favorites)
- Play something mellow
- What is the newest album by Khalid (you can ask for any artist name)
- Play Green Light after this song (you can name any song)
- Play dance music
- When was this song released?
- Play more songs like this
- Who’s the drummer in this?
- Play more like that
- Play the Moana soundtrack (you can name any movie)
- Add this to my workout playlist (you can name any playlist)
- Play some lullabies in the baby’s room
- Play something new
- Who’s singing?
- What was the top song on May 5th 2016? (you can ask for any date)
- Play 24K Magic next (you can name any song)
- Play hardcore punk (you can name any genre)
- When was this recorded?
- Play me some classic rock
Home Assistant commands
You can also listen to news, podcasts, set a reminder, text someone and more with voice commands on HomePod. Here are some popular Siri commands on HomePod:
- When do the Red Sox play next? (you can name any team)
- How windy is out there?
- What time is it in Panama? (you can ask for any city)
- Set a 3 minute time
- Text Erik, meet me at the Kabuki Theater at 7 (you have to speak the name and
- message as per your need)
- How long will it take to drive to Tahoe? (you can ask for any location)
- Wake me up at 5 AM
- Tell me the latest news
- Remind me to move my car
- Tune to NPR instead
- Play the latest S-TOWN podcast (you can ask for any podcast)
- When is the Father’s day? (or mother’s day or any other special day)
- What’s the best Korean barbecue restaurant nearby? (you can ask for any cuisine)
- What are the most popular mountains in California?
- Did the Golden State Warriors win last night? (you can name any team)
- What’s the score in the World Cup match?
- Remind me to bring snacks to Melo’s party
- What books are written by James Patterson? (you can name any author)
Flip a coin
- What time is Alamo Drafthouse open till? (you can ask for any popular place)
These commands only work with HomeKit compatible devices. If you’ve Apple HomeKit compatible devices in your home, you can use the HomePod to do some amazing things for you.
- Are any lights on?
- Turn on the front yard sprinkleres
- Cool the house to 67 degrees (you can ask for any temperature)
- Good Morning
- Dim the bedroom lights
- Close the blinds
- What is the air quality right now?
- I’m home
- What’s the temperature in here?
- Turn on the lights
- Open the shades halfway
- Make it warmer upstairs
- Open the blinds
- Turn off the lights downstairs (you can name any part of the house)
- What’s the temperature in Mateo’s room? (change the room name)
- Turn up the air conditioning
- Good night
- It’s movie night (plays a movie)
- Make it cooler
- Close the shades
So, these are some of the most popular Siri commands for Apple HomePod. Do you know some more interesting commands? Share in the comments below.