Play audio on HomePod using an iOS or iPadOS device
To allow others to play audio on HomePod, see Allow others to control audio on HomePod.
Control HomePod from Apple Music or Apple Podcasts
Open the Music or Podcasts app on your iOS or iPadOS device, then tap the playback controls.
Tap , then select your HomePod.
To return to the playback screen, tap outside of the AirPlay options.
Tap to play the current item, or swipe down from the top of the screen, then select a different item to play.
To add an item to the Up Next queue on HomePod, touch and hold the item, then tap Play Next.
Play audio on a HomePod in a room using Control Center
Open Control Center on your iOS or iPadOS device, then touch and hold the playback control to expand it.
Tap , then select one or more speakers.
Hand off audio to HomePod
You and members of your home can transfer audio from your iPhone or iPod touch to your HomePod and keep playing from where you left off. Or, to take your audio with you, move audio from HomePod to your device.
Hold your iPhone or iPod touch near the top of HomePod to transfer audio to or from HomePod.
Note: To hand off audio, your device must have Bluetooth turned on and be on the same Wi-Fi network as HomePod.