Besides stereo sound, HomePod has been missing multi-room play feature that is believed to be a great feature. Fortunately, you can now set up multi-room AirPlay 2 audio directly on your HomePods and it’s such a fabulous feature.
But make sure your iPhone/iPad must be running on iOS 11.4 and all the HomePod speakers are also updated to the latest version. Once you have done it, getting started is a breeze.
How to Play Multi-room Audio from iPhone or iPad
Step 1: Open your favorite music app on your iPhone/iPad and play your favorite song. Next, swipe up from the bottom of your device’s screen to open up Control Center.
Note: If you are using iPhone X, simply swipe down from the top right to bring up Control Center.
Step 2: Now, tap and hold the Music Control panel and then select the audio track you want to play on several HomePods
Step 3: Next, you have to tap on the AirPlay icon and select multiple HomePod speakers.
Play Audio in Multiple Rooms using Siri
Streaming audio using Siri is very simple. All you need is simply invoking the personal assistant and require it to play music in all your rooms or on a particular HomePod speaker.
How to Play Different Audio In Different Rooms With HomePods
Another great advantage of getting multiple speakers is that it allows you to stream songs in different rooms. Your children love listening to melodious rhymes while they are going to bed, whereas you like listening to rock & roll songs, so you can easily ask Siri to play a rhyme in your kid’s room and romantic songs in the bedroom. If you don’t like using the personal assistant to make it done, you can also use your device to get your music time.
Step 1: Open one of your favorite music apps and play anything you’d like. Next, open up Control Center on your iPhone/iPad and then touch and hold the Music Control panel.
Step 2: Now, select the audio track you want to play in a room and then tap on AirPlay icon.
Step 3: Next, select the HomePod through which you want to play music.
Step 4: Now, repeat the steps from 1-3 for other HomePods if you want to play different music.
You can get it done with the help of Siri by saying something like, hey Siri, “Play … in the bedroom and … in the kitchen.”
How to Choose Single Room To Play Audio with HomePod
Do you want to restrict playing to a single room? No problem, it’s very easy as you can get it done quickly.
Step 1: Launch a music app and play your cool song, open up Control Center and tap and hold Music Control panel.
Step 2: Tap audio track you want to play in a room.
Step 3: Finally, select the HomePod through which you wish to play the song.
You have now put your hands on this cool feature. Let’s know your thoughts about it and tell us the changes you want to see in Apple’s smart speaker.