Use multiuser on HomePod

Want to listen to your own content and use Personal Requests on a shared HomePod in your home? Now you can.

About HomePod multiuser

Use HomePod just like you always have—ask Siri for the weather, manage your calendar, get the latest news, make phone calls, and more. But with multiuser1, now your family can personalize their HomePod experience, too. Siri can identify who in the family is speaking and tailor the music selection to that user's taste profile, respond to their own Personal Requests, and access their information to help them with everyday tasks.

1. Siri on HomePod multiuser supports only English at this time.

Set up multiuser

  1. Make sure that your iPhone or iPad is updated to iOS 13.2 or later2 or iPadOS 13.2 or later, and you're logged in to your iCloud on your iOS device. Then check that your HomePod is updated to iOS 13.2 or later
  2. Check that your device is on the same network as HomePod.
  3. Match the language on your iOS device to the Siri language on your HomePod.
  4. If you aren't a member in the Home app, learn how to accept an invitation to the Home app
  5. Turn on Bluetooth, Siri, Find My3Personal Requests4Location Services5, and "Hey Siri" on your device.

Once these steps are complete, you'll get a notification in the Home app that says HomePod Can Recognize Your Voice. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete setup. 

If you don't get the notification, open the Home app on your iOS device. Tap Home  , then select Home Settings. Choose your home, then tap your user profile under People and turn Recognize My Voice on. 

2. If you’re running iOS 13.2 beta, remove the beta version and update to the publicly-released version of iOS 13.2.

3. To use Find My to locate your device and your family members' devices, both Find My and Personal Requests have to be turned on.

4. Your device must be turned on for HomePod to control your Personal Requests. 

5. Be sure to set Location Services to the iOS device that you want to use with Siri and Personal Requests. 

Adjust your HomePod user settings

Open the Home app on your iOS device. Tap Home , then select Home Settings. Choose your home, then tap your user profile under People. You can change the following settings: 

  • Recognize my Voice: Allows Siri to know your name, access your music library and Apple Music account, use Find My, and control secure HomeKit accessories from HomePod. 
  • Personal Requests: Lets you use HomePod to send and read messages, check your calendar, add reminders, create notes, or run Siri Shortcuts on your iOS device. HomePod might require authentication for some personal requests and will send a notification to your iPhone to authenticate the task. If you have more than one HomePod in your home, you can choose which HomePod speakers will respond to your Personal Requests. 
  • Update Listening History: Adds the music you play to your Apple Music taste profile so Siri can suggest and play songs that you'll love. 
  • Control Accessories Remotely: Controls your HomeKit accessories while you're not at home. 

How Siri knows it's you

Siri might ask you who you are from time to time. You can respond with your name, or you can even begin a request by saying, "Hey Siri, this is [your name]" or "Hey Siri, who am I?". If you have the same name as someone else sharing your HomePod, have Siri call you by a nickname

If many people are speaking at once near HomePod, Siri might also use your name in the response so that you know Siri is responding to you. If Siri calls you the wrong name, say, "No, this is [your name]".

If Siri doesn't recognize you

Siri might have trouble telling the difference between children or people with similar voices. If Siri mistakes you for someone else or doesn't recognize you after setup, try the following:

  • Reset Recognize My Voice: In the Home app, tap Home , then tap Home Settings. Choose your home, then turn Recognize My Voice off then on. 
  • Set up "Hey Siri" again: On your iOS device, go to Settings > Siri & Search, then turn Listen for "Hey Siri" off then on, and follow onscreen instructions to teach Siri your voice. 
  • Try to restart your HomePod

If you have two Apple IDs in your home that have "Hey Siri" set up with the same voice, you might need to turn off Recognize my Voice on one account for the best user experience with Siri. 

Learn more

Multiuser on HomePod supports up to six users in a home. If you have more than six household users or guests in your home, they can still use Siri on HomePod to play music. The music will play from the primary user's account and that person's taste profile won't be affected. 

You can turn on HomeKit scenes with HomePod by saying something like, "Hey Siri, turn on the Dinner Time scene."

Listen to music and podcasts, turn on lights, adjust the thermostat, and control all of the products that you use in your home with Siri.

You can bring your device near HomePod to automatically hand off phone calls, music, and podcasts. Or let Siri find your devices. Say something like, "Hey Siri, where's my iPhone?" or "Hey Siri, where's Adrian's iPhone?" Discover all the other ways that Siri can help

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