HomeKit HomePod and Scenes in HomeKit

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by Nimoy, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Nimoy macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2010
    I've been reading lots of reviews of HomePod, but haven't seen any talk about how HomePod can be integrated into scenes in HomeKit. Is there any word on this yet?

    Specifically, I'm wondering if you can make a HomeKit scene trigger HomePod to play a particular playlist, station, or song. It would be awesome to have an automation that says "when I arrive home after sunset, play x playlist on shuffle" or some such thing.
  2. Phogro macrumors regular


    Aug 13, 2015
    Boston, MA
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I thought I saw a review use it, but I may be wrong.
  4. manuseg macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2017
    I hope we will be able in another update or with the Homepod. Just installed ios11.3 beta, now Apple TV4 is in the Homekit app. When you hit the Apple TV button, it turns on the music (my ATV is connected to my Google home). Music start playing but TV stays off. And we cant do any scene with the Homekit. I want the exact same thing, a scene with a selected playlist that will start with the music. Hope Apple will fix that
  5. cclarke99, Feb 14, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2018

    cclarke99 macrumors member


    Feb 8, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    I just tried with my HomePod... it’s a no. It isn’t even available when setting up a scene.
  6. AdamA9 macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2010
    I don't think it's available yet. I'd love a 'dinner time' scene which dims the lights and puts some Jazz on the HomePod. Perhaps this will come with an update.

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