HomePod Weird things that make Home Pod start playing music....

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by JohnR, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. JohnR macrumors member


    Sep 4, 2007
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Has anyone else had an issue where music will start playing randomly?

    Like tonight, I had a bag of chips that I was done with and put next to the HomePod and it started playing music. Or doing something around the house and boom...music is playing through the home pods.

    Not sure why
  2. nelson1457 macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2013
    Well, it's halloween, so . . . Sorry, had to do it.

    No, that hasn't happened to me.
  3. rworne, Oct 31, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2018

    rworne macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2002
    It's pretty stupid when detecting "Siri". My wife has a sort-of-similar name, and I can no longer call her by saying "Hey...", the HomePod just replies "I'm sorry I cannot do that."

    Some other names it responds to:
    "Hey zoomy"
    "Hey sue me"
    "Hey see me"
    "Hey semen"

    so don't go saying things like "Hey, semen is on my keyboard!" - the guilty party just may answer.

    and certain Japanese words and names trip it up too.

    One odd example is "Hey sugoi" or "ee sugoi!"...
    "Hey sugoi! Ima nanji?"
    "Now playing your personal list... starting with Train..." or some other random song....

    General rule seems to be: 2 syllable name, starting with an S or Z sound, with both syllables ending in a long "i" sound. The first syllable's i sound can also be a consonant sound, as long as it is not a hard consonant like "T" or "K".

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