How to Customize AirPlay Settings for HomePod

Don't want everyone to AirPlay music to HomePod or wish to have more control over the wireless streaming? You have the option to change AirPlay settings for your HomePod to allow only selected people to stream music to the smart speaker. Find out how it works!

Using AirPlay, you can beam music from your iOS device to your HomePod. And if you wish to have more control over wireless streaming, you can also customize AirPlay settings for your HomePod.

Apple lets you perfectly control how others connect to all of your HomePod speakers using AirPlay. For instance, you can choose to let everyone within the Wi-Fi range to stream songs on the smart speaker or set password requirement for wireless streaming. Enough talk; head over to change AirPlay settings for your HomePod!

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How to Customize AirPlay Settings for HomePod

How to Change AirPlay Settings on HomePod

Step #1. Launch the Home app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, tap on the tiny arrow at the upper-left corner on the screen.

Step #3. Next, tap on Home Settings.

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Step #4. Next up, select your Home.

Under Speakers, you need to allow speaker access and then select any of the following options:

  • Everyone: To let anyone who is within the range of your HomePod to see and play with it.
  • Anyone On the Same Network: To allow everyone connected to your home Wi-Fi network AirPlay to your HomePod.
  • Only People Sharing This Home: To allow only the people, who you have invited to share control of your Home in the Home app, to AirPlay to HomePod.
  • Require Password: Anyone who wants to AirPlay to HomePod will need to enter a password.

You can choose any of the above options based on your need.

That’s pretty much it!

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