HomePod is extremely appreciated for its excellent sound quality; but when it comes to other features, it lags behind its arch rivals like Google Home and Amazon Echo devices. For example, you cannot ask Siri to play specific set of podcasts on your HomePod. So while playing music is a cakewalk, you can’t listen podcasts with the same ease. What is the solution then? Well, read on and learn to play podcasts on HomePod.
You need to create your own custom station in the Podcasts app in your iPhone. Next, you need to transfer your favourite podcasts to this new station. And then you can make HomePod play a specific set of podcasts. Note that it cannot be a permanent solution as it is a temporary workaround.
How to Play Podcasts on HomePod Using Siri
- How to Create a Custom Station in Podcasts app on iPhone and iPad
- How to Add Your Favourite Podcasts to Your Custom Station
- How to Use Siri to Listen Podcasts on HomePod
- Control Podcasts Using Siri on HomePod
- Podcasts Commands
How to Create a Custom Station in Podcasts app on iPhone and iPad
Step #1: Open Podcasts app on your iOS device.
Step #2: Now tap on Library from the bottom menu.
Step #3: Next, tap on Edit button from the top right corner.
Step #4: Then tap on New Station.
Step #5: Give a suitable name to your custom station and tap on Save button.
Make sure that the station’s name is easy to remember and easy to pronounce as you will have to ask your HomePod to play podcasts from this new station.
How to Add Your Favourite Podcasts to Your Custom Station
Once the station is created, it is time for you to add your choice of podcasts.
Step #1: Go back to Library tab in the Podcasts app.
Step #2: Now tap on newly created station.
Step #3: Next, tap on Edit button from the upper right corner.
Step #4: Then tap on Settings.
Step #5: You are now on Station Settings, where you need to tap on Choose Podcasts under PODCASTS section.
Here, you need to choose podcasts or you can include all podcasts.
Finally, swipe back and tap on Done.
How to Use Siri to Listen Podcasts on HomePod
You have successfully created your station and added your desired podcasts. It’s time to send commands to Siri; simply say, “Hey Siri, play religious podcast playlist”.
Apart from this, you can use some general commands to control podcasts played on HomePod.
Control Podcasts Using Siri on HomePod
“Hey Siri, pause.”
“Hey Siri, jump back 15 seconds.”
“Hey Siri, skip forward one minute.”
“Hey Siri, raise/lower the volume.”
“Hey Siri, play it twice as fast.”
“Hey Siri, play the Game Scoop podcast.”
“Hey Siri, play the newest episode of Lore.”
“Hey Siri, play the first episode of Anna Faris is Unqualified.”
“Hey Siri, play my latest podcasts.”
“Hey Siri, what podcast is this?”
“Hey Siri, subscribe to this podcast.”
“Hey Siri, subscribe to NPR News Now.”
Want to explore more Siri commands for HomePod? Check our full list of Siri commands you can use on HomePod.