HomePod Shared premises and a HomePod

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by C8XY, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. C8XY macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2008
    Hi, what functionality does the HomePod have when I’m not at home? Is there a privacy concern at all?
    Will it still show up and work as an airplay speaker for others on the network?

    Ideally for me it would only work if it detects my iPhone is present. Anyone in this situation and able to clarify? Thanks.
  2. waw74 macrumors 68040

    May 27, 2008

  3. mangopango macrumors newbie


    Feb 24, 2018
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    In the Home App there are two settings that apply to restricting access. Open the Home app. In the upper left corner click the location arrow to access the speaker and HomeKit hub settings. Scroll down to the section under people called Speakers. Select Allow Speaker Access. You can limit the speaker access to only those who you invite to share the home. You can also set a password that applies separately.

    Now I don’t know exactly how those options work, but you can try them out and see if they serve your needs.
  4. C8XY thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2008
    That’s great, thank you!

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