Moments after it has finished playing a song from your playlist, you may find your HomePod playing some random music from that genre again. This is a common issue experienced by many HomePod users and can be fixed by disabling the autoplay in HomePod. It’s likely that the option was automatically enabled following a HomePod update. So, turning it off manually should resolve the issue.
How to disable Autoplay in HomePod to fix the randomly playing music problem?
HomePod can readily transform into an on-demand DJ and fill your entire living space with rich 360‑degree audio that sounds amazing from every angle. However, the same device can become a cause of inconvenience when its autoplay feature gets enabled, accidentally. Here’s how you can turn off Autoplay in HomePod to fix the randomly playing music problem.
- Launch the Home app.
- Long Press your HomePod name.
- Tap inside the Now Playing area.
- Locate the Autoplay icon.
- Tap to toggle of the Autoplay icon.
- Exit the screen.
Let’s cover the above steps in a bit more detail!
How do I stop Apple Music from automatically playing?
Make sure your iOS or iPad OS device is updated to the latest version of the software.
Next, launch the Home app. Under the Favorite Accessories heading, check if your HomePod is visible.
When found, press & hold it to open the HomePod screen.
Just below the artwork section, tap the text (Now playing) adjacent to the AirPlay icon.
When the screen appears, look for the Playing Next entry just below the currently playing track. Tap the infinity icon ∞ to turn off the Autoplay feature.
This will stop HomePod from autoplaying some random songs you never requested.
How do I restrict HomePod?
If you are not aware, your HomePod allows you to disable playback of explicit content for a specific HomePod user in your home. So, when the concerned individual makes a request, HomePod does not respond or plays songs, albums, or podcast episodes that contain explicit content.
For this, open the Home app on your iPhone, tap the Show Homes button > Home Settings.
Select the home you want to edit.
Then, choose a user from the list and turn off Allow Explicit Content.
That’s all there is to it. Hope it makes sense!