How to Power up Siri on your HomePod
1 Add to your shopping list
You can say “Hey Siri, remind me to get milk” to have “get milk” added to your default list in the Reminders app. But create a list called Shopping there and you can then say “Hey Siri, add milk to the shopping list”. Neater!
2 Help music suggestions
Apple Music silently learns about your tastes based on what you listen to and uses this to improve what it plays for you. You can help it by saying “Hey Siri, I love this” or “I hate this”. Also try saying “Play more like this”.
3 Hear more of an artist
To explore an artist’s work – following a recommendation, or because you’ve always meant to check them out – use Apple Music’s Essentials, Next Steps and Deep Cuts playlists. For example, try “Hey Siri, play Drake Essentials.”
4 Set multiple timers
Currently, HomePod can run just one timer, but you can get round this with commands like “Set an alarm for 30 minutes” and “Remind me to take the chicken out in 40 minutes”. Remember to clean up in Reminders or Home later on.