30 Siri Apple Music Commands on HomePod: A Complete List

By Kevin Hollington - Staff Writer
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If you want to take charge of the music on your HomePod, we’ve broken down the most useful Siri commands to know below.

Whether you have a HomePod Mini or a second-gen HomePod, you can use Siri as a personal DJ to control song playback, queue up songs, find song facts, add songs to your library, play your favorite playlists, or even play something new.

Getting results on HomePod depends on using the right phrases, so here’s a look at some of the most important Siri commands that works with Apple Music.

Playback commands

  • "Hey Siri, play some music"
  • "Hey Siri, next/previous song"
  • "Hey Siri, pause this song"
  • “Hey Siri, resume playing”
  • "Hey Siri, repeat this song"
  • "Hey Siri, play this song from the start"
  • "Hey Siri, skip this song"
  • "Hey Siri, shuffle songs"
  • “Hey Siri, increase the volume by 10%”

Song commands

  • "Hey Siri, play [title] by [artist]"
  • "Hey Siri, play the newest song by [artist]"
  • "Hey Siri, play [radio station]"
  • "Hey Siri, play my favorites mix"
  • "Hey Siri, play something new"
  • "Hey Siri, play more like this"
  • Hey Siri, play the song that goes…." and insert the bit of lyrics you recall at the end
  • "Hey Siri, play something [mood]"
  • "Hey Siri, play the number one song right now"
  • "Hey Siri, play a live version of this song"
  • "Hey Siri, after this song, play [name] by [artist]"
  • "Hey Siri, play the top songs from 1991"
  • "Hey Siri, add this song to my [name] playlist"
  • "Hey Siri, add this song to my library"
  • "Hey Siri, love this song"
  • “Hey Siri, never play this song”

Song queries

  • "Hey Siri, who sings this song?"
  • "Hey Siri, who’s the drummer in this song?"
  • "Hey Siri, when was this song recorded?"
  • "Hey Siri, what album is this from?"
  • "Hey Siri, what song is this?" or "What’s this song?"

Have any useful ‌Siri‌ commands that work with ‌Apple Music‌ on HomePod that we should add to the list? drop a comment to let us know.

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By Kevin Hollington Staff Writer
Kevin Hollington is a seasoned tech journalist based in Los Angeles with a penchant for all things Apple. He started writing about Apple products in 2007 and it’s been a love affair ever since. He has spent over a decade testing and writing about iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other Apple products. In his spare time, he likes nothing more than catching up with the latest news and sports podcasts on the beach.
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