HomePod has started arriving to customers around the world and Apple’s Tips app for iOS is ready for it. When you have the speaker paired with your device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch), you’ll be able to access a new Tips collection. After pairing HomePod, you should get a notification from the Tips app within 30 minutes.
To prepare you for the HomePod’s release, we’ve rounded up all of the tips right below. Tips range from Siri controls for Music and HomeKit to using Siri to “Settle a bet.”
Here are all of the tips for HomePod available via the Tips app on iOS:
Got something to ask? Just say “Hey Siri” and make your request. The light on top lets you know HomePod is listening — even when it’s playing music.
Master the volume
Say “Hey Siri, make it louder.” Or tap the controls on top.
Music for any moment
Ask for what you want to hear by title, artist, genre, activity, or mood. Your Apple Music subscription lets you choose from more than 40 million songs.
Get the weather
Hear the forecast for where you are — or where you wish you were.
More for the asking
For more stuff to try, just ask Siri what you can say. Or check out the online user guide for the whole scoop.
Tune in to the latest
Stay current with music from Beats 1, or hear today’s top stories by saying “Hey Siri, tell me the news.”
Channel your inner DJ
Ask for the song that you want to hear next.
When you hear music you love, you can keep the vibe going.
Give me some light
To control an individual HomeKit accessory, just refer to it by name.
Check the market
You can ask about a specific stock, index, or fund. For example, “Hey Siri, how’s Apple stock doing today?”
Peace of mind
Why get up and check when you can ask? Have Siri check the status of your HomeKit accessories.
Send a message
Text quickly even when your hands are full. HomePod can send text messages using your iPhone.
Listen with AirPlay
Play almost anything from your iPhone on HomePod using AirPlay 2. In Control Center, press Music to select where to route the sound.
Check your spelling
Got a word that doesn’t look right to you? Better to check than be sorry.
Home away from home
HomePod is a home hub, so you can access and control HomeKit accessories when you’re away. Turn on Settings > your name > iCloud > Home to enable remote access.
Settle a bet
If you need to check a fact, just ask Siri.
Know the neighborhood
Ask for a restaurant recommendation, location, and the hours they’re open.