How to AirPlay Audio from Mac to HomePod

If you want to play music from third-party music services like Spotify to your HomePod, you don’t need an iOS device; your Mac will work too. You can send any audio playing on your Mac to your HomePod.

Make sure that your Mac and HomePod are on the same Wifi network.

Make Sure Volume is Enabled in Menu Bar

The easiest way to AirPlay sound to the HomePod is using the menu bar on your Mac. But you need to make sure your audio settings are readily accessible. By default, audio setting is not available on the menu bar, so you’ll need to fix it.

Step 1: Launch System Preferences.

Step 2: Select Sound.

Step 3: Tab the “Output bar.”

Step 4: Check the “Show volume in menu bar” box.

It’s easiest to use the menu bar, you can AirPlay to HomePod using the sound section of System Preferences. To do so, double-click on the HomePod, which should be named after the room it’s in.

Select HomePod as Audio Output Device from the Menu Bar

It’s very simple to route the sound from your Mac to the HomePod.

Step 1: Click on Volume button in the menu bar.

Step 2: Under the output device list, choose HomePod, which is labeled as the room that it’s in.

With the HomePod selection as the audio output device, all audio from your Mac will be sent to HomePod.

When you’ll use the HomePod as an external speaker for Mac, there’s no option to use Siri to do things like skip songs. You’ll have to control Playback on your Mac but you can use the physical controls on the HomePod to adjust the volume.

AirPlaying from iTunes

If you’re playing content from iTunes, you can use the built-in iTunes AirPlay controls.

Step 1: Launch iTunes.

Step 2: Play a song from Apple Music or your music library.

Step 3: In iTunes, click on AirDrop icon.

Step 4: Select HomePod.

You can play Apple Music and iCloud Music Library content directly on the HomePod. There’s no need to AirPlay from iTunes to the HomePod, but the option is there if you need it.

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