Apple’s HomePod speakers are currently available for pre-order with a release date set for the 9th of February. However apart from touting the speaker’s quality and some basic functions, not much is known about the HomePod save for the fact that it won’t work with any other Music streaming service save for Apple Music.
It has also left users with a lot of questions, such as whether or not they’ll be able to access their Icloud Music Library using the speakers. The good news is that according to a tweet by iMore’s managing editor Serenity Caldwell (via MacRumors), it has been confirmed that HomePod users with iTunes Match and Apple Music subscriptions can access their iCloud Music Library via Siri.
Okay, got some HomePod clarification: iTunes Match *and* Apple Music users can access their iCloud Music Library via Siri. 🎊
— Serenity Caldwell (@settern) January 28, 2018
For those who aren’t subscribed or savvy to Apple’s various services, iCloud Music Library is basically where users can upload up to 100,000 songs from their personal library, where it will match against the iTunes Store catalogue. This will not eat into the standard iCloud storage plan, and is part of the iTunes Match and Apple Music subscription.