Use HomePod touch controls
You can also control HomePod by touching the top of it.
Note: If you’re having trouble activating the touch controls, make sure you’ve removed the protective plastic covering from the top.
Do any of the following:
Activate Siri: Touch and hold the top of HomePod. When you activate Siri this way, there’s no need to say “Hey Siri”—just say your command.
Adjust the volume during playback: Tap, or touch and hold, the + or – on the top of HomePod.
Pause and resume playback: Tap the top of HomePod to pause playback. Tap again to resume.
Go to the next track: Double-tap the top of HomePod to skip the song that’s currently playing.
Go to the previous track: Triple-tap the top of HomePod. This control works only when you’re listening to a playlist or an album.
Dismiss an alarm: Tap anywhere on the top of HomePod.
Use touch controls with VoiceOver: As with iOS and iPadOS devices, the controls require an extra tap when VoiceOver is turned on. For example, tap twice to pause playback. To turn VoiceOver on or off, see Change HomePod settings.