Apple has revealed that support for Pandora on the HomePod will be coming “in the coming months” during the HomePod mini launch. Now just a few short weeks after that announcement, and before the HomePod mini arrived, Pandora rolled out support for the HomePod that comes with a handy Siri control.
Pandora has a great track record of quickly implementing Apple’s latest features like Siri Shortcuts, streaming, and support for offline playback on Apple Watch. Now, the company has adopted integration with HomePod soon as Apple is about to expand its lineup with the HomePod mini.
Pandora’s integration with HomePod is simple to set up through the iOS app, and easy to use with Siri. You̵7;ll need to specify that you want to listen to the content on Pandora in your Siri request since Apple hasn’t opened the HomePod yet to change the default music service. But this is a great integration for smooth use. That means you can use your HomePod request to play artists, songs, playlists, and podcasts from Pandora.
If you’ve updated to the 2010.1 version available since today, you can follow these simple steps to get started:
1. Download the latest version of the Pandora app for iOS
2. Open the Pandora app on your iOS device
3. Choose Profile> Settings (gear icon)> “Connect to HomePod”> “Use in Home”
We have successfully tested the new feature and it works smoothly. Here’s how the setup process looks like:
Pandora is a free download from the App Store.
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