HomePod is an incredible speaker that brings over 50 million songs to your home with Apple Music. It’s an intelligent home assistant that can handle everyday tasks. And it’s a hub for controlling HomeKit-enabled accessories that was designed with accessibility in mind.
VoiceOver HomePod talks as well as it listens.
VoiceOver can describe the touch controls on HomePod as you use them. If you set up HomePod with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that uses VoiceOver, your VoiceOver settings from that device will automatically transfer to HomePod. The top surface navigation works as it does on other iOS devices, so you can change the volume and play and pause your music without needing to see the screen.
Siri Your intelligent assistant. Built into HomePod.
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Just say “Hey Siri” or touch and hold the top of HomePod to talk to Siri.2 It’s great for playing your music. But Siri can also tell you the latest news, traffic, sports, and weather. Set reminders and tasks. Send messages. Or hand off phone calls. With the Home app and HomeKit-enabled accessories, you can use it to control all kinds of things around the house. And with Siri Shortcuts, you can now run complex, multi-action commands through simple phrases custom-designed to fit your needs.
Touch Accommodations Make every touch and gesture your own.
Tap the top of HomePod to play, pause, or skip a song or adjust the volume. If you have trouble using the touch controls on HomePod, use Touch Accommodations to control how long you touch before it’s recognized or whether repeat touches are ignored. So you can put your finger on the HomePod top surface and move to the item you want without inadvertently performing a separate action.
Home App and HomeKit Home task? Easy ask.
Hey Siri, turn off
Combine HomePod with HomeKit accessories to get more control over your home. Set up HomePod using the Home app with VoiceOver and the other built-in accessibility features in iOS. Then use it as a hub for controlling your smart home accessories — from a single light bulb to the whole house — with just your voice.