Transfer Music from iPhone to HomePod without AirPlay

Streaming media from iPhone to AirPlay devices like HomePod is hassle-free. Just press the playback controls > tap the little AirPlay icon > select the targeted device and blast! Sounds very simple, right? If I told you there is an even simpler way to transfer music from iPhone to HomePod without AirPlay, would you take it for granted? I think you’re already starting to wonder about the possibility of that. Let me show you how this new iOS 13 feature works.

Stream Media from iPhone to HomePod without AirPlay

What is the Requirement and Are There Any Catches?

The latest iteration of iOS comes with a feature called “Stream to HomePod” that makes this little magic happen. Probably the best part about this feature is that it requires minimal setup and hardly any steps (if at all). Are there any catches? Yes, just a little. Well, it requires physical access to your HomePod. But if you kept your smart speaker near your bed, desk, or desk, you shouldn’t have any trouble executing the step.

Make Sure Stream To HomePod Is Enabled

First of all, make sure your device is set up perfectly for uninterrupted music streaming.

1. Start Settings Select the app on your iPhone and General.

2. Now, tap on AirPlay and Handoff.

AirPlay and Streaming

3. On the next screen, check that the transitions Export to HomePod and Do not touch opens.

Turn on Stream to HomePod and Handoff on iPhone

Note: As part of this package, there is another feature called “Automatically AirPlay to TVs”. If you want to stop your iOS device from automatically connecting to AirPlay TVs, you should check this out too.

Beam Media from iPhone to HomePod without AirPlay

Once you meet the basic requirements, it will be super easy to transfer music from your iOS device to HomePod. Now make sure your iPhone and smart speaker are connected and the music is playing on your mobile device. Then bring your iPhone closer to the top of the smart speaker. Request! Music instantly streamed to smart speaker. Now, go ahead and enjoy the music to your heart’s content.

Easily Transfer Music from iPhone to HomePod

As someone who likes to stream music on the HomePod, I found this hack worthwhile. Of course, it requires your HomePod to be physically nearby, which may not go well with everyone’s comfort. However, if your smart speaker is placed next to your bed or conveniently accessible, you may find this feature useful. It looks like a good integration of AirPlay and Handoff and is another example of the seamless experience the Apple ecosystem has. As for Apple’s smart speaker, it’s starting to look like a strong contender, eventually gaining the likes of Google Home and Amazon Echo. What do you say about this?

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