HomePod HomePod lyric search is live

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by Broken Hope, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Broken Hope macrumors 6502a

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    You can now search for songs using lyrics, Apple Music only I believe.
     
  2. atmuwben macrumors member

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    Do you have an example? I can’t get it to work.
     
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  4. Tom Schrier macrumors member

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    Can't get it to work... Maybe because I am located in Norway? (She can't find movie theater times for example) but why would lyrics be geographically restricted?
     
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  6. Tonewheel macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't work. I've attempted to use it every which way explained on multiple sites and threads.
     
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    fpnc macrumors 68000

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    I've tried it and it always does something else, like start an unrelated playlist or playing all music or says "HomePod can't do that..."

    Supposedly, you just need to say something like, "Hey Siri, play the song that goes 'I don't support the team.'"

    When I do that on my HomePod it says, "Playing all songs, shuffled."

    Which, in some perverted way could be considered correct (I guess, if you waited long enough). However, that lyric is from P!nk's "Don't Let Me Get Me" that I purchased on iTunes a year or two ago (and which shows up for streaming on my iOS devices and is even in one of my playlists).

    However, I don't have an Apple Music subscription, so I guess that is an absolute requirement (it can't be a song that you merely PURCHASED from iTunes).
     
  8. Shanghaichica macrumors G3

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    I tried it yesterday. I said hey Siri play the song that goes and then said a few of the lyrics. I tried it with 4 songs and it got it right every time.

    I have an Apple Music subscription.
     
  9. Tom Schrier macrumors member

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    I found a Reddit thread about the same problem here. A user says he read somewhere that the lyrics search function only is available in the US, UK, and Australia. o_O
     
  10. Shanghaichica macrumors G3

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    Oh I’m in the UK. Probably why it works.
     
  11. AaronG123 macrumors regular

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    I can’t get HomePod lyric search to work (UK); works fine via Apple Music on iPhone etc.

    To be fair “Hey Siri, Play top songs from March 1st 1990” still doesn’t work... “I don’t know the historical music charts for your country”.

    This feature used to work in the UK and in fact across the world when HomePod launched (including on iOS devices). But they disabled it in February, USA only now.

    Check out this reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/AppleMusic...harts/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=comment_list

    I’ve had a complaint open since March... “Engineers are working, No ETA”. In other words, we haven’t paid the royalties required and this feature is disabled. Bet it’s the same for new lyric search ability.

    I’m not sure what Apple are playing here
     
  12. BSben macrumors 65816

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    It used to work for me on iPhone and HomePod, but noticed it not working anymore a few days ago
     

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