Getting relaxed and finding respite from the daily hustle and bustle of life is something everyone desires. Whether it's for unwinding or achieving a peaceful sleep, listening to ambient sounds can work wonders. If you are fortunate enough to own a HomePod, you have the added advantage of playing these soothing sounds directly on your device. Thanks to the latest HomePod update of iOS 13.2.1, you can now enjoy a collection of ambient sounds tailored to your preferences. However, to utilize this feature, ensure that your iPhone is also running on iOS 13.2 or a later version. Playing ambient sounds on your Apple HomePod is a straightforward process. Let's explore how you can do it.
How to Play Ambient Sounds on Your HomePod
The HomePod offers a variety of ambient sounds to choose from following the latest update. You have the freedom to select the sound that resonates with you the most. Here are a few examples of how you can play different ambient sounds on your HomePod.
1. Play a Random Ambient Sound:
To initiate the playback of a random ambient sound, simply say, "Hey Siri, Play Sounds." Upon receiving this voice command, your HomePod will begin playing a random sound, accompanied by the response, "Here's 'Ocean' from ambient sounds." If you wish to skip to the next sound, you can simply say, "Hey Siri, Play the Next One."
2. Play a Specific Ambient Sound:
Currently, the HomePod supports a limited range of ambient sounds, making it easy to choose the one you desire. You can request a specific sound by saying, "Hey Siri, Play [Sound Name] from Ambient Sounds."
For instance, if you want to play the sound of white noise, say, "Hey Siri, Play White Noise from Ambient Sounds." The HomePod will promptly begin playing the White Noise sound.
It's that simple to enjoy ambient sounds on your HomePod once you have updated it to the latest version.
HomePod Ambient Sounds List
Curious about the variety of ambient sounds available on your HomePod? Take a look at the list below:
5. White Noise
Currently, these are the seven sounds you can play on your HomePod. We will keep you informed if any additional sounds are added to the HomePod ambient sounds list.
Setting Up a Sleep Timer with Ambient Sounds
Now that you have an ambient track playing, you can also instruct your HomePod to set a sleep timer to ensure the track stops playing after you fall asleep. Here's how you can set it up:
1. Start by saying, "Hey Siri, make a sleep timer."
2. Siri will then ask, "For how long?"
3. Specify the duration you want the timer to last. For example, you can say, "One hour."
4. Siri will confirm by saying, "Okay, I'll stop playing in one hour."
5. After one hour elapses, the track should stop playing, allowing you to sleep undisturbed.
Enjoy the soothing sounds and peaceful sleep with the assistance of your HomePod's ambient sounds and sleep timer functionality.