HomePod Can you use HomePod as a speakerphone with Discord?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by Jamie0003, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Jamie0003 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey everyone, I have a lot of interest in the HomePod but still have a question that would help my purchase decision along. I use Discord a lot for chatting to buddies during gaming tourneys and the like, and I would love to be able to airplay the audio to the HomePod so I don't have to rely on my phone's tiny speakers.

    The question I have is, can you airplay to the HomePod and use it as a speakerphone, like you can with ordinary phone calls, including using the homepod's Mics? This would be awesome if possible.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    You can use the homrpod as a speaker phone but you'll still need to talk into the phone. I'm not sure why as the homepod had microphones but the current setup is that it's a speaker only when it comes to the phone
     
  3. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, it’s a kind of stupid SiriKit limitation. Hopefully it’s one of the things they rectify among the other changes they’re making for its next revision. Roll on WWDC.
     
  4. Jamie0003 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh that’s a shame. Yeah if you can do that via the phone app it should be possible via third party apps. Fingers crossed this gets addressed.
     

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