Great news for all you Apple Home users who are also die-hard fans of YouTube Music – there’s an exciting update that allows you to seamlessly integrate YouTube Music with your Apple HomePod. This means you can now ask Siri to play your favorite tunes from YouTube Music or even set it as your default music source. It’s a fantastic development that promises to enhance your home music experience.
The announcement of this exciting integration was made by Brandon Bilinski, the head of YouTube Music products, in a Reddit post. If you’re wondering how to set this up, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. There are detailed instructions available on YouTube Music’s support page that will walk you through the entire process.
Now, let’s talk about the options you have for third-party music services on your HomePod. While Apple Home users have long been able to use Apple Music, the list of alternative services that can be seamlessly integrated with HomePods has historically been somewhat limited. Deezer and Pandora were among the few alternatives, but YouTube Music has now joined the ranks.
This means you can simply ask Siri to play your favorite songs using YouTube Music on your HomePod – a convenience that was previously limited to Apple Music. While Spotify integration with HomePods is possible, it’s worth noting that Apple’s speakers still don’t fully support connecting the app.
To make YouTube Music work seamlessly with your HomePods, you’ll need either a YouTube Music or YouTube Premium account. Open the app, tap on your user icon located in the upper right corner, and navigate to Settings > Connected Apps > Connect with HomePod. If you want to make YouTube Music your default music service, simply open the Home App on your iPhone or iPad, tap on the settings icon in the upper right, and go to Home Settings > Your username (found in the People section) > Default Service.
Now, here’s a pro tip: If you can’t initially locate the “Connected Apps” option in YouTube Music, don’t fret – I had the same issue. Simply close the app and reopen it, and you should find the option there. Make sure to also check that you have the latest version of the app to ensure smooth integration.
With YouTube Music joining the ranks of supported services for HomePod, Apple Home users have even more options for playing their favorite tunes and making the most of their smart speaker. It’s a win-win for music lovers and tech enthusiasts alike, bringing the convenience of YouTube Music to your HomePod with just a few simple steps. Enjoy your music like never before, and let Siri serenade you with your favorite YouTube Music tracks at your command.