As a common view, Apple’s newest wireless smart speaker, HomePod, has the best sound quality among all the smart speakers. No matter what you play through it, it’s definitely an enjoyable experience. Although owning a HomePod means that you can control the audio stream by your voice command, it’s necessary to learn what HomePod can do and how. Did you listen to podcasts on HomePod? Do you know how to continue a podcasts episode on HomePod?
Does HomePod sync podcasts across iCloud?
Siri can help you listen to any show in the Apple Podcasts catalog and catch up with the latest episodes of podcasts that you subscribe to with the voice commands below:
- “Hey Siri, play the Game Scoop podcast.”
- “Hey Siri, play the newest episode of Lore.”
- “Hey Siri, play the first episode of Anna Faris is Unqualified.”
- “Hey Siri, play my newest podcasts.”
- “Hey Siri, what podcast is this?”
- “Hey Siri, subscribe to this podcast.”
- “Hey Siri, subscribe to NPR News Now.”
- “Hey Siri, pause.”
- “Hey Siri, jump back 10 seconds.”
- “Hey Siri, skip forward one minute.”
- “Hey Siri, raise/lower the volume.”
- “Hey Siri, play it twice as fast.” Can Apple HomePod be used as a Bluetooth Speaker
And you can sync podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iTunes on your Mac or PC, on your Apple TV and of course on your HomePod. The sentences below are cited from Apple support page.
“HomePod uses the Apple ID that you used to set up your HomePod to access your podcasts. If you pause a show that you subscribe to on your iOS device, you can ask Siri to play from where you left off on HomePod.”
Therefore, if you set up sync Podcasts when you set up the HomePod, you can finish the Podcasts episode with your HomePod which was started on another device. But you should give a correct voice command, such as “Continue the latest NPR News podcast” or “Resume the latest NPR News podcast”. If you just ask it to “Play the latest NPR News podcast”, it will play the episode from the beginning.
Enjoy the comfort smart home devices bringing to you. I’ve started to expect the more intelligent future.