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- Jun 18, 2010
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9to5 Mac reports that Apple has today revealed exactly what audio sources you can play on HomePod. Here’s the official list from the HomePod tech specs page:
- Apple Music
- iTunes Music Purchases
- iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription
- Beats 1 Live Radio
- AirPlay other content to HomePod from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac
If you don’t have either of those subscriptions, though, you’ll still be able to ask Siri to play Beats 1, which is the official Apple radio station, as well as any podcast episode from the iTunes podcast directory. I have a feeling that the latter option is going to be a particularly popular one, and should see podcasts becoming even more popular than they already are.
Finally, using AirPlay you can play music from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac. You’ll have to wait for the release of AirPlay 2 later this year if you want to stream audio to more than one HomePod.
Sources: Apple officially details HomePod audio sources including iTunes Match and iTunes purchases
Apple Confirms HomePod's Supported Audio Sources in Tech Specs