Know 9 Best Apple HomePod Features
Here you know the nine mind-blowing features Apple HomePod. I think these will force you to buy it and forget its asking price ($349). With no more words now see its features.
Apple HomePod Features
1. FROM iTunes, MAC, OR iOS PLAY ANY AUDIO
Apple HomePod, no-doubt a good choice of playing audio from iPad, Mac, iTunes, and iPhone and it works for both Mac and Windows. You can not use Home Pod as a regular Bluetooth speaker, it is not able to pair with a Windows PC or Android smartphone, that is its one bad side you can say.
Home Pod can do many things such as it can play chiptunes from a smartphone, it can output system audio from a Mac, and by using multiple Home Pods you can play audio from your iTunes.
2. READ AND SEND YOUR MESSAGES
Anyone can use their own voice and Siri for reading and sending messages through the smart speaker. Ask Siri to read your messages, but must remember that everyone will be allowed to use this HomePod to send and read messages if you disable Required Authentication under HomePod settings and leave Personal Request on.
You Can Try These Comments:
- “Hey Siri, read that last message.”
- “Hey Siri, read my Messages.”
- “Hey Siri, send a message to my wife.”
3. PLAY BEATS ONE FOR FREE
You can play Apple’s only free radio station named, ‘Beats One‘ by the Apple HomePod. If you are not an Apple Music subscriber then it also possible too. Only do a small thing, say Siri to start playing Beats 1, and enjoy your favorite songs on your Apple Home Pod.
4. PLACE AND ANSWER CALLS
If your iOS device powered on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network, you can easily use your HomePod for placing and answering calls. You can transfer a call to your HomePod from your iPhone, for this you need to tap on the audio button and select HomePod from the list of outputs, wait a little bit and continue your call on the speaker and must keep in mind that do these during a call.
The Apple HomePod let you place regular phone calls, listen to voicemail messages, and FaceTime and Group FaceTime calls.
You Can Try These Comments
- “Hey Siri, check my voicemail.”
- “Hey Siri, who just called?”
- “Hey Siri, call my wife.”
- When a call is an incoming say, “Hey Siri, answer the phone”.
5. SET COOKING TIMERS
Apple (iOS 12) users can set multiple timers for cooking. Just ask Siri to “set a timer for 50 seconds” or 15 minutes/ 1 hour or however long periods you want, and in any middle of the time you can ask “Hey Siri, how’s the timer?” or you can also tell it to repeat the timer.
The most amazing thing is HomePod lets you listen to music, podcasts, answer the phone calls, send messages, and many more without trouble during your cooking.
6. TRIGGER SIRI SHORTCUTS WITH HOME-POD
Set up Shortcuts in iOS 12 by Tigger shortcuts and utilizing the Siri on your Apple HomePod. One thing must remember, Your HomePod needs to linked to the same Apple ID.
7. TRANSLATE ANYTHING ON THE FLY
You can ask your HomePod to translate text, very easily it will translate your text from English to Italian, French, Mandarin, French, and Spanish. In the future, Apple will bring more languages for you.
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8. RESTRAIN YOUR HOMEKIT DEVICES
The HomePod can work as a smart home hub, it manages your work if you get smart home appliances, HomeKit gadgets, and connected lighting.
Ask Siri to “set the temperature to fifteen degrees”, “turn on the lights”, and many more which you would need. If you set up rooms in the iOS Home app you can tell Siri to “Turn off the living room lights”.
9. USE HOMEPOD AS A SPEAKER FOR APPLE TV CONTENT
The Apple HomePod is usable as a speaker for your TV, but this only possible with the Apple TV. The picture of the TV and audio will match properly, but it may take some time to start because of the Bluetooth connection.
There are two ways available for using your HomePod as an Apple TV’s audio (speaker), they are the following:
Firstly, On your Apple TV remote hold the Play/ Pause button for bringing up the audio menu and next select your HomePod.
Secondly, go to the ‘Settings’, then ‘Video and Audio’ on your Apple TV, and select ‘Audio Output’ option there you can specify your HomePod.
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