You can now use YouTube Music on your Apple HomePod speakers
We’ve officially launched YouTube Music support on Apple HomePod to all Premium and Music Premium members globally. To get started, ensure you have the latest version of the YouTube Music app, then go to Settings > Connected Apps > Connect with HomePod. Once setup is complete, you can say “Hey Siri, play music on YouTube Music” to get a great mix going.
If you set YouTube Music as the default music provider, you no longer have to say “… on YouTube Music” every time. To do this, go to the Home app (on your iOS device) > Settings > Tap username > Tap Default Service and choose YouTube Music.
Thanks to this and the price increase for Apple Music, I have canceled my Apple Music subscription (as well as Arcade and TV) and I’ll be sticking to YouTube Music - which I have thanks to subscribing to YouTube Premium.
So far, I cannot tell the difference as all my favorite music is there, and I’m saving over €200 a year just by dropping the family plan for Music. I share my YouTube Premium with my family so nothing is lost…
ditto. I have canceled all of my Apple Services except for 2TB cloud storage. YouTube Premium is our favorite service and getting YouTube Music for free is like finding money between the cushions of the sofa.
The people paying for Apple Premier One will be paying $456/year now… wow.
I’m afraid most of the channels I subscribe to are pretty boring. I was never a gamer, Pong arrived at the local Pizza Hut the year I finished college. And I’ve only been to a theme park twice and both times were to photograph a corporate event.
But I did play Zork a couple of times in the early 80’s.