Can I ask Siri to play radio stations that *aren't* on Apple Music? (e.g. "Play BBC Radio 2")
I am thinking of replacing my Amazon Echo with a HomePod but I want to be sure the HomePod can do what I want it to.
I have an Amazon Echo and every morning I ask it to "Play Radio 2" or "Play Virgin Radio" and it will play those radio stations. I can't seem to do this with Siri on my iPhone, so assume I won't be able to do it on the HomePod either. I don't want to use Airplay for this.
Is anyone doing this successfully?
2 Answers from the Community
Via AirPlay from an iPhone, iPad or Mac using a radio player like TuneIn. From the autumn ios13 will add multiple radio stations to the HomePod so you can play them direct like you can with Alexa on an Echo.
- Answered by Jamie W
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It won't play directly but you can play them via the app on another Mac device via airplay. For example if you are playing Radio 2 on your MacBook connect to the HomePod and it will play
- Answered by Dean G
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can i plug my iPhone into this system so it recharges while playing music
- Asked by Susan G from Litchfield Park
- 20 Sep 2018
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