An illustration of the words “Hey Siri, how’s the weather?”

Start your day

Set an alarm on HomePod and wake up to your favorite morning tune. To keep the good vibes going all morning, just say “Hey Siri, play something upbeat.” With one of the world’s largest music catalogs at your command—thanks to your Apple Music subscription—there are more than 70 million songs to hear.

Hear about your weather, news, calendar events, and more while you get ready. Just say “Hey Siri, what’s my update?”

Play music on HomePod

An illustration of the words “Hey Siri, set a 12 minute pizza timer”

Unwind after work

If you unwind to music or podcasts on your evening stroll, keep listening when you get home by holding your iPhone near the top of HomePod. Or hear a personalized selection created just for you by Apple Music. Say “Hey Siri, play some relaxing music.”

HomePod can also help you prepare dinner. Say “Hey Siri, set a 12 minute pizza timer” or “Hey Siri, how many cups are in a pint?” And with more than one HomePod, you can bring everyone to the table by saying “Hey Siri, intercom ‘Dinner is ready!’”

Ask Siri for information

An illustration of the words “Hey Siri, play ocean sounds.”

Time for bed

As you wind down for the night, listen to soothing soundscapes. Say, “Hey Siri, play rain sounds.” To make sure it doesn’t play all night, say “Hey Siri, stop playing in 30 minutes.” And remember to say “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 7 o’clock tomorrow.”

Before you retire for the evening, say “Hey Siri, good night” to run a scene you created in the Home app that turns off all the lights, locks the front door, and lowers the temperature. Sweet dreams.

Learn how to control your home

To explore the HomePod User Guide, click Table of Contents at the top of the page, or enter a word or phrase in the search field. You can also download the user guide from Apple Books (where available).

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