How to Play Radio Stations on Your HomePod

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Listening to radio on your HomePod is one of the best ways to stay up-to-date on the latest music and news. With access to thousands of radio stations from around the world, you can find something for every mood and occasion. Whether you’re looking for classic rock, jazz, or hip-hop, there’s a station for everyone.

The easiest way to listen to radio on your HomePod is by asking Siri to play a station. All you have to do is say “Hey Siri, play [name of radio station]” and your HomePod will start playing it rigt away. You can also open the Apple Music app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Android device or Chromebook and go to the Radio tab. Here you’ll find thousands of stations from all over the world sorted into categories like Pop, Rock, Jazz and more.

If you’re a fan of BBC Sounds then you’re in luck! You can listen to all their live and on-demand content on HomePod by using AirPlay from the BBC Sounds app on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. For even more convenience try using Siri shortcuts with iOS version 12 or higher mobile devices.

So if you’re lookng for some new music or just want to catch up with the latest news then give radio on your HomePod a try! With access to so many stations all over the world it won’t be hard finding something that suits your tastes.

Can HomePod Play Radio Stations?

Yes, HomePod can play radio stations. To do so, ask Siri to play a radio station of your choice. You can also open up the Music app on HomePod, select Radio from the pop-up menu, and choose from various genres and stations. Additionally, you can access iTunes Radio on HomePod by linking it to your Apple Music account.

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Can the Apple HomePod Play BBC Radio?

Yes, you can play BBC radio on Apple HomePod. You can do this by usig AirPlay from the BBC Sounds app on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Additionally, if you have an iOS mobile device running iOS version 12 or higher, you can use Siri shortcuts to access BBC Sounds.

Playing Music on HomePod via Radio

To get radio to play on your HomePod, you need to use Siri. Just say “Hey Siri, play [radio station] on my HomePod” and the music will start playing. You can also ask Siri to play specific songs or artists, or to change the radio station. If you have an Apple Music subscription, you can also ask Siri to play Beats 1 radio.

Can the HomePod Mini Play Local Radio?

Yes, the HomePod Mini can play local radio. To do so, simply ask Siri to play your favorite iHeartRadio station. As long as you’re in a supported market, you can listen to local radio for free on the HomePod Mini. You don’t have to worry about setting it up either – just ask and enjoy!

Does Apple Music Include FM Radio?

No, Apple Music does not have FM radio. While some Android smartphones come with an FM Radio chip built in, iPhones do not include this feature. However, there are many alternatives available for users of Apple Music who wish to listen to the radio. For example, apps such as TuneIn and iHeartRadio are available to stream radio stations from around the world. Additionally, with Apple Music you can create custom radio stations based on your favorite artists and genres.

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Siri’s Radio Station Availability

Siri can play many different radio stations from aroud the world. You can ask Siri to play a wide variety of stations, such as news, sports, talk radio, and music. Popular radio stations that Siri can access include Bloomberg Radio, ESPN Radio (ESPN News and Sports), NPR Radio, WAMU 88.5 Radio, TED Radio Hour, Radio Boston, 98.5 The Sports Hub Radio, KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle, BBC World Service English Language Programmes, Classic FM UK, Hot 97 FM New York City and many more. Depending on your region and language settings you may have access to even more local and international radio stations.

Accessing FM Radio on HomePod Mini

Unfortunately, the HomePod mini does not have a built-in FM radio capability. However, you can still use your HomePod mini to access FM radio stations using Apple Music. To do this, open the Apple Music app on your iPhone or iPad, tap the Radio tab at the bottom of the screen, then choose one of the available FM radio stations from the list. You can then select your HomePod mini as the playback device and listen to your favorite FM radio station through your HomePod mini.

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Can HomePod Be Used to Wake Me Up With Radio?

No, HomePod canot wake you up with radio. It can only play a tone as an alarm sound. You can use Apple Music to choose a song, playlist, or radio station to wake you up instead.


In conclusion, HomePods are an excellent way to listen to radio stations. With just a simple voice command to Siri, you can access live and on-demand content from many different radio stations. You can also use AirPlay with the BBC Sounds app on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, or access the Radio tab in the Apple Music app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Android device or Chromebook. With so many options available for HomePod users to access radio stations, it’s no wonder that this device has beome a popular choice for those seeking a convenient way to listen to their favorite radio stations.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.