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waquzy

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Sep 9, 2013
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Leicestershire, UK
Like the title says, when I’m using Spotify together with the HomePod, every 5 mins or so, the music pauses for 1-2 seconds and then resumes. It’s so damn annoying and it’s a proper party pooper!!!

Any fixes/solutions/ideas?

This is driving me crazy!

PS: software is 13.2.1
 

waw74

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May 27, 2008
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since you can't do this natively, you've left out some very important info...
namely how are you doing this?

airplay from a phone?

if so, it's probably a wi-fi issue in your house.

if you are doing this, the stream is on your network 3 times.
Spotify --internet--> Router --wifi--> Phone --wifi--> Router --wifi--> HomePod

Try rebooting your wireless & other network gear (routers and such)
or moving the router so you have better signal in the room where the HomePod is (google router positioning)

you could try playing from a computer that's connected via wired ethernet. That would save a couple hops on wifi.

you could try leaving your phone closer to your router. not too close though (about 5 feet away, and to the side (not above/below) works best with most antenna designs)

or if you have 2.4 & 5, make it so that your phone connects to one, and the HomePod the other.
5 is faster, but doesn't go through things well, so once it's gone though a couple walls, you might have no signal left.
 

waquzy

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Sep 9, 2013
1,483
2,160
Leicestershire, UK
since you can't do this natively, you've left out some very important info...
namely how are you doing this?

airplay from a phone?

if so, it's probably a wi-fi issue in your house.

if you are doing this, the stream is on your network 3 times.
Spotify --internet--> Router --wifi--> Phone --wifi--> Router --wifi--> HomePod

Try rebooting your wireless & other network gear (routers and such)
or moving the router so you have better signal in the room where the HomePod is (google router positioning)

you could try playing from a computer that's connected via wired ethernet. That would save a couple hops on wifi.

you could try leaving your phone closer to your router. not too close though (about 5 feet away, and to the side (not above/below) works best with most antenna designs)

or if you have 2.4 & 5, make it so that your phone connects to one, and the HomePod the other.
5 is faster, but doesn't go through things well, so once it's gone though a couple walls, you might have no signal left.

Thanks for your feedback. I reset everything and the HomePod and it seems to have fixed it, however, I haven’t had enough time to test it out properly(long enough).
 
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