New HomePod Ambient Sounds and Sleep Timer Features

Version 13.2 of audioOS for the HomePod included two new features that could be useful if your HomePod is in the bedroom. You can now ask Siri to play a collection of endlessly looping ambient sounds, such as Forest, Stream, Fireplace, Night, Ocean, Rain and White Noise. This effectively makes your HomePod a white noise machine, one with amazing speakers. You can also ask Siri to set a sleep timer for these sounds, or any music you are playing.

Comments: 3 Responses to “New HomePod Ambient Sounds and Sleep Timer Features”

    4 years ago

    Be careful when watching this video, when you said “Hey Siri” it activated my iPad and iPhone. :-)

    4 years ago

    Considering getting a HomePod for my bedroom. Wondering if I could have it play an ambient sound when I go to bed, and keep it playing all night until it switches to a wakeup playlist at the designated time. Example: It starts playing the Stream sound when I go to bed and keeps it going up until it switches to a playlist/radio station at 7:30 am.

    Thanks for any insight!

    4 years ago

    Scott: You should be able to do it using automations. See

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