If you think you need an iOS device to play music from third-party services like Pandora, SoundCloud or Spotify to a HomePod, you must read this tutorial. Your Mac can easily send audio to HomePod through AirPlay. In one of the most convenient ways, you can AirPlay audio from Mac to HomePod.
While working on your Mac, you can use it to stream music to HomePod via AirPlay. No other device is required as you can easily set up Mac to AirPlay audio to HomePod. Before you enjoy beaming music from your macOS device to HomePod, you have to put certain things into place. Audio settings should be accessible from the Mac menu bar. Next, you need to choose HomePod as an audio output. And not to forget, your HomePod and Mac must be on the same Wi-fi network.
How to AirPlay Audio From Your Mac to HomePod
Enable Volume in the Menu Bar On Your Mac
Step #1. Click on Apple Menu and Choose System Preferences on your Mac.
Step #2. Now, Click on Sound.
Step #3. Next, Click on second tab i.e Output.
Step #4. Then, Tick on the checkbox for Show volume in the menu bar.
Step #5. Click on the volume button in the menu bar and choose your HomePod as an Audio Output Device which is labeled as the room it is located in.
How to AirPlay Audio from iTunes to HomePod
If you are AirPlaying music from third-party services to your Mac, you can use the audio output settings. In case you wish to play music from iTunes, you can use AirPlay controls already built in iTunes.
Step #1. Launch iTunes on your Mac and then start playing the song from your music library or Apple Music.
Step #2. Now, click on the AirPlay icon and then select on HomePod icon.
You are not supposed to AirPlay from iTunes to the HomePod as you can always play Apple Music and iCloud Music Library directly on your smart speaker.
That’s all friends!
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