I've got a Denon stereo receiver connected with ceiling mounted speakers in 8 rooms. Can HomePod AI play Apple Music via my stereo?

I would like to use HomePod as a smart home assistant, but we play music through the stereo receiver and pipe it to the whole house via a Multi-Channel Amplifier. Also, when we watch movies, we use the 7.1 speaker surround sound with in-wall speakers/subwoofer, etc. Even if I have to change to a BT Surround sound receiver, Is HomePod capable of streaming/controlling a movie through a surround sound processor, or playing Apple Music through the home stereo?

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    I have a similar set up and had been able to stream music to my stereo and surround sound systems from my mac by way of apple express devices and apple tv. I too, had hoped i could channel music out of my HomePod to apple expresses i have distributed throughout the house and are connected to dennon receivers and in-wall speakers. Still able to use airplay to connect my mac to the airport and apple tv devices but, am not able to originate a signal with hompod to connect with multiple airport/apple tv devices across the house. Seems that you can choose to send music to the hompod as one of several devices out of your mac but not vice versa. Really wish apple would not obsolete the airport express platform as it has been a good solution to do what you are discussing.

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