YouTube Music Now Works Natively on Apple HomePod

If you are a YouTube Music subscriber and own an Apple HomePod or HomePod mini, you might be wondering how to play music from YouTube Music on your smart speaker.

Well, you are in luck, because Apple has recently added native support for YouTube Music on HomePod, which means you can use Siri voice commands or touch controls to play music from YouTube Music without having to use your iPhone or iPad as a bridge.

In this article, we will show you how to set up YouTube Music on HomePod, what you can do with it, and what other music services are supported on HomePod.


How Do I Set Up YouTube Music on HomePod?

To use YouTube Music on HomePod, you will need to have either a YouTube Music or YouTube Premium account. You will also need to update the YouTube Music app on your iOS device and connect it to your HomePod. Here are the steps to do that:

  • Open the YouTube Music app.
  • Tap your profile image in the top-right corner.
  • Go to Settings -> Connected Apps.
  • Select Connect with HomePod.
  • Tap Use in Home.

After you have done that, you will need to select YouTube Music as the default music service for your HomePod. This will allow you to use Siri to play music from YouTube Music without having to specify the service name every time. To change the default music service on HomePod, follow these steps:

  • Open the Home app on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Tap the More button (three encircled dots) in the top-right corner.
  • Tap Home Settings.
  • Tap your username under the People section.
  • Tap Default Service and choose YouTube Music.

What Can I Do With YouTube Music on HomePod?

With YouTube Music on HomePod, you can use Siri voice commands or physical touch controls on the HomePod to play music. You can also hand playback between your HomePod and iPhone, and vice versa, by bringing your iPhone close to the HomePod. You can also control playback in the Home app.

Some examples of Siri voice commands you can use with YouTube Music on HomePod are:

  • “Hey Siri, play my liked songs.”
  • “Hey Siri, play some jazz music.”
  • “Hey Siri, play the latest album by Adele.”
  • “Hey Siri, what song is this?”
  • “Hey Siri, skip this song.”
  • “Hey Siri, pause the music.”

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What Other Music Services Are Supported on HomePod?

YouTube Music is not the only third-party music service that works natively on HomePod. Apple has also supported Pandora, iHeartRadio, Deezer, and TuneIn Radio for a while.

However, some popular music services like Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music still do not support this feature, although they can be streamed to the HomePod via AirPlay from an iOS device.

You can make YouTube Music your default service on the Apple HomePod:

Why Should I Use YouTube Music on HomePod?

YouTube Music integration on HomePod is a welcome addition for users who prefer Google’s music streaming service over Apple’s or others. It makes it easier and more convenient to enjoy music on the HomePod using voice commands or touch controls.

It also gives you access to a large catalogue of songs, playlists, and albums that are not available on other music services. Moreover, if you are a YouTube Premium subscriber, you can also enjoy ad-free music and offline playback on your HomePod.


In this article, we have shown you how to play music from YouTube Music on your Apple HomePod or HomePod mini using Siri voice commands or touch controls. We have also explained what you can do with YouTube Music on HomePod, what other music services are supported on HomePod, and why you should use YouTube Music on HomePod.

We hope you found this article helpful and informative. If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know in the comments below. Thank you for reading!

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