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Undoubtedly, you heard of Apple's new iPhone as announced last week. Do you also know that it has also enabled new features for the Apple HomePod ($ 349 at Walmart) ? You can search specifically for songs for their lyrics.
So when an annoying earwig strikes, you can scratch the musical itch with just a bit of vocals ̵
1; no title or artist. Here's how to give your HomePod Smart Speaker this ability and what you can say about it.
Put iOS 12 on your iPhone
First, confirm that your iPhone has been upgraded to iOS 12. All recently announced HomePod features only work if your phone uses iOS 12.
Read our guide Update to iOS 12 here .
Fresh HomePod Software
Also confirm that [Home] is fully updated . Go to the Apple Home app, touch the arrow icon at the top left of the screen and scroll to Software Update to make sure you have the latest HomePod software.
How is the song?
From here the search for songs according to their lyrics is child's play. Just say, " Hey, Siri, play the song that goes …. " and at the end put in the text bit you remember. For example, if you ask for a song that says, "You can not be who you were," he prefers the post-punk classic Badmouth by Fugazi.
For the HomePod to find the tune it needs, it has to be in the Apple Music Library. Apple claims that it has 50 million songs in its library, so there's a good chance it'll find what you want.
However, searching for songs with foreign-language titles (unlike standard English) is a hit. For example, if you ask Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi of Dutronc for the text, "Avec ma vie, mon petit chez-moi" will not be successful. To request the song by title works well.