HomePod can become a great addition to your house, helping you with various home tasks like controlling your paired devices, music or asking for a recipe. But an important question lies that can you control your HomePod without Wi-Fi access?
During the festive season, we all gather around with our friends and family for celebrations. Having mellow music in the background creates a delightful ambience and uplifts the celebration spirits. For such purposes, HomPod can prove to be an excellent device for managing your celebrations and letting you get rid of a checklist.
Without a doubt, HomPod can prove to be very useful for various purposes, but the major question lies that if you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection available or there is no internet connection then how will you manage you HomePd to function or will it become a dead dummy.
Well, you can still access your HomePod to play music on it even if you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection or internet services. You can use AirPlay to make your HomePod as a jukebox without any Wi-Fi or internet connection.
In the first place, Apple products are quite comfortable and straightforward to operate. You can assemble your HomePod just by un-boxing it and connecting it to the power and Wi-Fi connection, and that would have been it.
Due to such easy process, you may have never have known about other possible features like AirPlay feature, by which you can play music tracks on your HomePod from another device without requiring any internet connection or Wi-Fi.
To play music on your HomePod by using AirPlay, go through the steps given below.
- Open “Home app” in your iPhone.
- Now from the top-left corner select the “Location” icon.
- Now you have to enable the “Allow speaker access” option in the “speaker” panel.
- Now choose the “everyone” option, or you can set a password if you prefer privacy.
By correctly following the steps mentioned above, you can create a pear to pear link in order to share music files from your Apple devices on to your HomePod in no time. Although the tech reviews suggest that HomePod is not much capable in giving reasonable competition to other home devices like “Google Home” or “Amazon Alexa”. But before coming to any such judgmental stance, it is essential to notice various features such as AirPlay that makes HomePod unique in its manner. Hopefully now by analysing and undermining the steps above you can easily play music on your HomePod during your home parties or while travelling where there is a less probability of accessing a Wi-Fi or internet connection.
Carl Smith is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.