HomePod My HomePod skips tracks when playing an album

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by StuartL, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. StuartL, Feb 11, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018

    StuartL macrumors member

    May 22, 2010
    I have a strange issue with my HomePod skipping tracks when I tell it to play an album. I’m running 11.2.5. I’m an iTunes Match subscriber, not Apple Music.

    For example...

    If I ask it to play an album (Looking Through You by Yeah You’s, 12 track album purchased via iTunes), it announces the name of the album and the artist then I get silence.

    I ask again then, it announces the album & artist, plays track 1, then track 6, then track 11 then stops.

    I ask it to play another album (Running In The Family by Level 42, 13 track album ripped & matched), it announces the name/artist then silence.

    I ask again, it announces the album/artist again then plays tracks 1, 5, 9 then stops.

    Regardless of any album I ask it to play from my collection I haven’t managed to get it to play a whole album from start to finish yet.

    Very bizarre!

    Edit: normal service has been resumed after the good old unplug and plug in again solution. Plays each track now and I don’t get silence after the first time of asking. Obviously a software glitch to watch out for.
  2. eneisch macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    I had the same issue yesterday. For some reason wouldn’t play any music by the Eagles, regardless of the album. And unplug/replug also sorted it out for me.
  3. bopajuice Suspended


    Mar 22, 2016
    Dark side of the moon
    Alexa and Bixby told me Siri is not the brightest bulb in the bunch.
  4. karnsculpture macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2006
    London, UK
    I have had this problem with certain albums and playlists. I believe what is happening is that Siri is looking for the album or song on the Apple Music server and is possibly only playing your album tracks that are exact matches for the Apple Music versions.

    For example, my smart playlist "Top 100 Most Played" won't play because a lot of the tracks are my own vinyl or CD rips.

    Albums and playlists played from my phone, watch or iMac are fine of course - it's just ones where Siri is invoked.
  5. steve knight macrumors 68030

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    Yes we got that too and on podcasts we would get you don’t have any unplayed podcasts or silence .

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