Here are the Siri commands you’ll use most with your HomePod

“I thought it might be time to share some of the commands I think most people will want to use most often with Apple’s HomePod,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “All these commands begin with the phrase, ‘Hey Siri,’ so you might say ‘Hey Siri, play Ray LaMontagne.’ I’ve left the prefix out in the commands below, but please remember to say ‘Hey Siri’ first.”

“The essential music playback commands you’ll use most often are: ‘Play,’ ‘Pause,’ ‘Fast forward,’ ‘Skip track,'” Evans writes. “You can also ask Siri for specific songs/playlists, or music by named artists.”

“Find out what the volume is by asking ‘What volume is this?,’ raise and lower volume by saying those words, or by asking it to set volume to a percentage figure, so you might say ‘Set volume to 30 percent.’You can also choose volume by using increments, sich as turn ‘volume to ten,’ Evans writes. “If you feel the same as I do about David Gray, then you’ll like this feature. When HomePod plays you something you really never want to hear again, you can ask it to ‘never play this song again.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Beyond music, as Evans covers in the full article, you’ll likely find yourself asking Siri on your HomePod for the weather report, to read you the news, for sports scores and information (if you’re into sports), for traffic info, to do some math, for measurement conversions, to translate phrases into different languages, and more!

Siri on HomePod can actually do quite a lot – February 9, 2018


  1. The Radio would be nice to hear streamed to the HomePod. I still have my stupid little radio to listen to that in the bedrooms. Other than that, HomePod plays music beautifully for its tiny size. For Bedrooms, Kitchen or other rooms, it’s awesome.

  2. I recommend having it make a sound when the hey Siri command is recognized. We didn’t use Siri much before and found we started to speak too casually. Hearing the sound conditions you to pause before your request.

    1. You don’t need to pause at all. Siri is always listening and likely has a local memory buffer that keeps the audio available for the last several seconds in case it recognizes it’s activation phrase.

  3. So if a family member says hey Siri never play this song again and you love the song, how do you get that song back. What if you heard the kids did this earlier but you don’t know what song it was. How do you correct it?

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