HomePod Does Homepod podcasts sync with icloud?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by mysteryman, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. mysteryman macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2015
    I can't see this being discussed anywhere, do podcasts sync if using icloud? I am wanting to listen to a podcast on my phone and ask the homepod to pick up from where I am on my phone when I get home. Does this work or do I have to connect and airplay it? I am using the apple podcast app.
  2. Shanesan macrumors 6502


    Jul 29, 2006
    This hopefully helps: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207946

    Looks to me you have to start it from your iOS device but you can pick it up from the HomePod without having to airplay it from your iOS device?
  3. mysteryman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2015
    I hadn't seen that page. Looks like it works as I was hoping, thanks!
  4. Mark Booth macrumors 68000

    Mark Booth

    Jan 16, 2008
    Coincidentally, I just tried this yesterday. I had been listening to Sunday's episode of TWiT (This Week in Tech) via my iPhone in my car. When I got home I asked Siri on HomePod to "Play the latest TWiT podcast". She got the correct episode but did NOT start it from where I had paused it on my iPhone, she started it at the very beginning.

    I checked my iPhone to make sure the settings were correct to Sync podcasts (they are). However, on my Mac in iTunes, I did NOT have the Sync Podcasts check box checked. I have no idea if that is part of the problem, it's checked now.

    Perhaps I used the wrong phrase? Perhaps I should have said "Continue the latest TWiT podcast" or "Resume the latest TWiT podcast"?

    I will be experimenting more.

  5. mysteryman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2015
    Post back how you get on. I am still sitting on the fence with HomePod. I was hoping this would be how it works.
  6. jonnyb098 macrumors 68030


    Nov 16, 2010
    You have to say "continue" and it will start where you left off. Did the same in the car then came home and the homepod did great.

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