80 things Apple says you can ask Siri on HomePod

HomePod puts Siri in your home

Siri is fast and accurate

I’ve been going through all the available literature to put together this collection comprising almost everything Apple says you can ask Siri on HomePod, supplementing this previous list.

After a few days of working with the HomePod, I can vouch for its abilities at music playback. I’ve tried it in several rooms, with different music, different volumes — music is uniformly high quality. Move it around and the intelligence in the device will seamlessly adjust how the music sounds to create a wide and pleasing soundstage with excellent clarity and tone. Apple really has succeeded in this.

If you’ve been using iOS at all, then you probably already know that Siri has also improved quite remarkably in the last few weeks, becoming much, much better at understanding music related commands.

Without further ado, here’s the list…

You can try them all!

  • “Hey Siri, what can you do?”
  • “Hey Siri, how’s the traffic on the way to XXX”
  • “Hey Siri, play New Rules by Dua Lipa”
  • “Hey Siri, play something upbeat”
  • “Hey Siri, what’s the latest news?”
  • “Hey Siri, set a time for XX minutes.”
  • “Hey Siri, how many cups are in a pint?”
  • “Hey Siri, dim the lights in the dining room”
  • “Hey Siri, play some relaxing music”
  • “Hey Siri, set an alarm for XXam tomorrow”
  • “Hey Siri, will I need an umbrella tomorrow?”
  • “Hey Siri, play some music”.
  • “Hey Siri, play Feels, by Calvin Harris” o
  • “Hey Siri, play London Grammar’s latest album”.
  • “Hey Siri, play some indie music”,
  • “Hey Siri, play hip-hop from the 1990s”
  • “Hey Siri, play something completely different”.
  • “Hey Siri, add this to my library”,
  • “Hey Siri, add this album to my library”.
  • “Hey Siri, play the top song from November 1988”
  • “Hey Siri, play the best songs from 1984”
  • “Hey Siri, play music from the 1950s”
  • “Hey Siri, tell me about this artist”,
  • “Hey Siri, what album is this?”
  • “Hey Siri, when was this song released?
  • “Hey Siri, who is playing guitar?”
  • “Hey Siri, who wrote this song?”
  • “Hey Siri, play Beats 1 radio”
  • “Hey Siri, play the podcast Friday Night Comedy”
  • “Hey Siri, subscribe to this podcast”
  • “Hey Siri, play this faster”,
  • “Hey Siri, play this slower
  • “Hey Siri, switch to NOW TV instead”.
  • “Hey Siri, give me the latest sports news
  • “Hey Siri, give me the latest business news
  • “Hey Siri, play something romantic
  • “Hey Siri, make it louder”.
  • “Hey Siri, set the volume to 50 per cent”.
  • “Hey Siri, stop”.
  • “Hey Siri, play.”
  • “Hey Siri, next song”.
  • “Hey Siri, skip forward 30 seconds”
  • “Hey Siri, previous track”.
  • “Hey Siri, stop”.
  • “Hey Siri, I like this”
  • “Hey Siri, goodnight” might switch your house down for the night
  • “Hey Siri, stop listening”.
  • “Hey Siri, set the thermostat to 22 degrees”
  • “Hey Siri, turn on the study light”
  • “Hey Siri, turn off the lights in here
  • “Hey Siri, did I lock the front door?”
  • “Hey Siri, who was prime minister of the United Kingdom in 1985?”
  • “Hey Siri, what’s the highest mountain in Germany?”
  • “Hey Siri, what does happenstance mean?”
  • “Hey Siri, where’s the nearest coffee shop?”
  • “Hey Siri, set a 3-minute timer.”
  • “Hey Siri, snooze” when it goes off!)
  • “Hey Siri, what time is it in Vancouver?”
  • “Hey Siri, when is sunrise in xxx?”
  • “Hey Siri, what’s the weather for xxx next week?”
  • “Hey Siri, will it snow in xxx today?”
  • “Hey Siri, what was the score the last time Everton played Stoke?”
  • “Hey Siri, who has made the most assists in the Premier League?”
  • “Hey Siri, when is Tottenham’s next match?”
  • “Hey Siri, what’s 38 per cent of 299?”
  • “Hey Siri, how many kilograms are in a stone?”
  • “Hey Siri, how much is 100 pounds in US dollars?”
  • “Hey Siri, what’s the market capitalisation of Apple?”
  • “Hey Siri, how is the stock market doing today?”
  • “Hey Siri, where’s the FTSE today?”
  • Hey Siri, send a message to James saying that I’ll bring the vacuum cleaner with me”
  • “Hey Siri, read the message”
  • “Hey Siri, read the message from XXX
  • “Hey Siri, remind me to drop off the dry cleaning”
  • “Hey Siri, remind me to put my lunch in the fridge when I get to work”
  • “Hey Siri, what’s on my shopping list?
  • “Hey Siri, mark water the plants as complete”.
  • “Hey Siri, add a note called birthday presents”
  • “Hey Siri, add Dickens to my favourite authors note”
  • “Hey Siri, flip a coin”
  • “Hey Siri, tell me a joke”

Found anything else Siri on HomePod can handle? Do let us know.

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

1 Response

  1. Harvey Lubin says:

    “Hey Siri, how’s the traffic on the way to XXX”

    What a coincidence! I’m on my way to XXX also! 😁

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