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Playing White Noise on Your HomePod: A Simple Guide

Jan 23, 2024

In today's fast-paced, often noisy world, white noise can be the ultimate tool in achieving a calm environment or a good night's sleep. Apple's HomePod is a smart speaker that can stream music, answer inquiries, and control smart home devices. But did you know that you can also use your HomePod to play white noise? With these simple steps, you'll be enjoying the benefits of white noise in no time.

There are two main methods to play white noise on your HomePod: using Apple Music or Siri Shortcuts.

Method 1: Apple Music

  1. First, make sure your HomePod is set up and connected to your home Wi-Fi network.
  2. Next, ensure that you have Apple Music enabled on your iPhone or iPad, and both devices are signed in with the same Apple ID.
  3. In the Apple Music app, search for white noise.
  4. Select a white noise track or playlist that suits your needs.
  5. Tap the AirPlay icon at the bottom of the screen. A list of playback devices should appear.
  6. Select your HomePod from the list of available devices. The white noise will now play through your HomePod.

Method 2: Siri Shortcuts

  1. First, make sure your HomePod is set up and connected to your home Wi-Fi network.
  2. Download the free Shortcuts app from the App Store on your iPhone or iPad.
  3. Open the Shortcuts app and go to the Gallery section.
  4. Search for white noise.
  5. Choose a white noise shortcut that fits your needs and click Add Shortcut.
  6. Customize the shortcut's settings, such as volume and duration, if desired.
  7. To play the white noise on your HomePod, say Hey Siri, run [white noise shortcut name] to your HomePod. Siri will then play the white noise through your HomePod.

With either method, you can now enjoy the calming sounds of white noise on your HomePod. Remember to control the volume and duration of the white noise to create the perfect environment for sleep or relaxation.

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