YouTube hasn’t released any updates for HomePod, but still, users can play the audio of their favorite YouTube video on HomePod. YouTube is the biggest hub of videos, and you can find all types of videos there, including educational to music videos. If you own a HomePod or HomePod Mini, you can play audio of that YouTube video.
Both HomePod and HomePod Mini have Siri accessibility, but if you ask it to play a YouTube video, its response will be I can’t open the app. So basically, HomePod can’t open the apps that are installed on paired devices. You can also play the sound of the video or audio song playing on the paired smartphone. Indeed, Siri won’t be helpful there, so what will be helpful to you is AirPlay.
AirPlay is such a great feature if you wish to play your iPhone’s audio on a car or even HomePod. So, if you’re excited about this feature, here’s what you can do to play it.
How to AirPlay the YouTube Audio on HomePod
To listen to YouTube audio on HomePod through AirPlay, make sure YouTube is installed on your iPhone or iPad device. So let’s get started.
- Open the YouTube app on your iPad or iPhone device.
- Open the video you wish to hear on HomePod.
- Start the video and slide up from the bottom of the display to access the Control Center. If you’re a new iPhone device, then slide down from the top right corner of the display.
- You’ll see a playback section on the Control Center.
- Press the AirPlay
- Now in the AirPlay range, you’ll see your HomePod name if it is turned on.
- Press the HomePod icon to hear YouTube audio on HomePod.
So now, once your HomePod is connected with your smartphone device, you’ll hear sound in it. Whatever video you’ll stream on YouTube, its sound will play on HomePod.
So this is everything you have to do to hear the sound of your YouTube video on HomePod. This method won’t just play YouTube audio on HomePod, but you can hear audio of almost every app like Apple Music, Podcasts, and many more.
HomePod is such a powerful device that can perform several things. People using HomePod can access HomeKit devices like fans, Apple TV, doorbells, and so much more. Additionally, users are allowed to make commands to Siri even when the device is connected to iPhone or iPad and playing music or something else.
Annette Warren is a certified cyber security professional, a dedicated technical journalist, a magazine columnist, and the editor of webroot.com/safe guides. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the hazards and threats that exist in the digital world.