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Tesla may be having trouble meeting production goals for its hot-ticket electric vehicles (EVs) like the Model 3 — but that didn’t stop the company from pushing a software-level update this week which allows Model 3 owners to utilize a range of Siri-based voice commands to control certain aspects of their vehicle. According to Engadget, […]
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BetterBatteryStats updated with full support for unrooted devices via ADB commands

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In the era before Doze Mode, BetterBatteryStats was an essential app to track down Android’s frequent wakelocks. Android doesn’t have the same battery issues anymore, but you might still want to keep tabs on certain apps and services. Luckily, the latest update for BetterBatteryStats added full support for unrooted phones via ADB commands. There’s also better Oreo support and various bug fixes.

Here’s the full changelog for BetterBatteryStats v2.3.

  • Full android O support
  • Unrooted devices now fully supported (with perms added using ADB)
  • UI improvements and I18N
  • Better support for substratum theming
  • Fixes based on crash-reports
  • Added application analytics

Changes to Android in the Lollipop era made BetterBatteryStats of little use on unrooted phones, but there have been some developments since then.

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These are the 16 commands you’ll use most with your HomePod

I thought it might be time to share some of the commands I think most people will want to use most often with Apple’s HomePod.

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All these commands begin with the phrase, “Hey Siri”, so you might say “Hey Siri, play Ray LaMontagne”. I’ve left the prefix out in the commands below, but please remember to say “Hey Siri” first.

I’ll make no secret that both myself and my non-techy (former music teacher) partner both think the HomePod is one of the best small home audio systems we’ve come across.

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Over 100 Siri Commands for HomePod: Effortlessly Control Apple Music, Podcasts and HomeKit Accessories

HomePod Siri Commands

Despite all the limitations, Siri rocks on HomePod. From letting you play/control music to setting and managing timers as well as alarms, the personal assistant is always up and ready to get your work done! To let you comfortably zoom through various tasks, we have rounded up over 100 Siri commands for HomePod to let you ideally control Apple Music, podcasts and HomeKit accessories and more.

While speaking commands to Siri (or for that matter to any personal assistant like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa), it’s better to speak precisely. And make sure to use the specific keywords to get the quick response. Navigate through these commands to have the desired control over music, timers, alarms and more!

HomePod Siri Commands

More Than 100 Siri Commands for HomePod (They also Work Seamlessly with iPhone and iPad)

Siri Commands for Apple Music

  • “Hey Siri, play my Book Time playlist.”
  • “Hey Siri, shuffle my Book Time playlist.”
  • “Hey Siri, add this song to my Book Time playlist.”
  • “Hey Siri, add this to my library.”
  • “Hey Siri, play My New Music Mix.”
  • “Hey Siri, play the A-List Pop playlist.”
  • “Hey Siri, play my music from Sam Smith.”
  • “Hey Siri, play the newest music from Vance Joy.”
  • “Hey Siri, play some recent pop music.”
  • “Hey Siri, play some chill music.”
  • “Hey Siri, play some romantic music.”
  • “Hey Siri, play some music to dance to.”
  • “Hey Siri, play the best songs from the ’90s.”
  • “Hey Siri, play the top 10 songs from 1986.”
  • “Hey Siri, play the top song from April 17, 1992.”
  • “Hey Siri, create a radio station based on The Killers.”
  • “Hey Sri, Play Beats 1.”
  • “Hey Sri, Play electronic radio.”
  • “Hey Sri, Play music that I like.”
  • “Hey Sri, Play NPR radio.”
  • “Hey Siri, play music.”
  • “Hey Siri, pause.”
  • “Hey Siri, skip this song.”
  • “Hey Siri, skip forward 30 seconds.”
  • “Hey Siri, jump back 10 seconds.”
  • “Hey Siri, previous track.”
  • “Hey Siri, raise/lower the volume.”
  • “Hey Siri, increase the volume to 50 percent.”
  • “Hey Siri, turn on repeat.”
  • “Hey Siri, play Party in the USA.”
  • “Hey Siri, I like/dislike this.”
  • “Hey Siri, what song is this?”
  • “Hey Siri, what was the last song called?”
  • “Hey Siri, who sings this?”
  • “Hey Siri, who is the drummer in this?”
  • “Hey Siri, what year is this song from?”
  • “Hey Siri, how many songs are on this album?”
  • “Hey Siri, Play the hottest Twenty One Pilots song.”
  • “Hey Siri, Play the top 10 country songs.”
  • “Hey Siri, Play the top 10 country songs.”
  • “Hey Siri, Play the latest David Guetta album.”
  • “Hey Siri, Play my music from Echosmith.”
  • “Hey Siri, play more like this.”
  • “Hey Siri, after this play Rolling in the Deep.”
  • “Hey Siri, play some Florence and the Machine.”
  • “Hey Siri, tell me more about this artist.”
  • “Hey Siri, I want to hear the live version of this song.”
  • “Hey Siri, play a sad song.”
  • “Hey Siri, play a motivational song.”
  • “Hey Siri, play a romantic song.”
  • “Hey Siri, play a funny song.”
  • “Hey Siri, play a bedtime song.”
  • “Hey Siri, play a workout song.”

Podcast Commands

  • “Hey Siri, play the Game Scoop podcast.”
  • “Hey Siri, play the newest episode of Lore.”
  • “Hey Siri, play the first episode of Anna Faris is Unqualified.”
  • “Hey Siri, play my newest podcasts.”
  • “Hey Siri, what podcast is this?”
  • “Hey Siri, subscribe to this podcast.”
  • “Hey Siri, subscribe to NPR News Now.”
  • “Hey Siri, pause.”
  • “Hey Siri, jump back 10 seconds.”
  • “Hey Siri, skip forward one minute.”
  • “Hey Siri, raise/lower the volume.”
  • “Hey Siri, play it twice as fast.”

Siri Commands to Control HomeKit Accessories

  • “Hey Siri, turn on the lights.”
  • “Hey Siri, turn off the lights.”
  • “Hey Siri, dim the lights.”
  • “Hey Siri, make all of the lights in the maximum office brightness.”
  • “Hey Siri, are the lights in the office on?”
  • “Hey Siri, turn all of the lights in the office blue.”
  • “Hey Siri, turn the Hue light strip purple.”

Siri Commands for Setting and Managing Alarms

  • “Hey Siri, set the alarm for 12:00 P.M every weekday.”
  • “Hey Siri, set the alarm for 6:00 A.M.”
  • “Hey Siri, set the alarm for 4:30 P.M every Friday and Saturday.”
  • “Hey Siri, set the alarm for 3:00 P.M labeled take medicine.”
  • “Hey Siri, set the alarm for 9:00 A.M every weekend.”
  • “Hey Siri, set the alarm for 9 P.M every Monday.”
  • “Hey Siri, turn off the alarm.”
  • “Hey Siri, delete the 6 A.M alarm. “Hey Siri, delete all of my alarms.”
  • “Hey Siri, change the 7 A.M alarm to 8 A.M alarm.
  • “Hey Siri, what alarms do I have on?”

Siri Commands for Setting and Managing Timers

Note: You are allowed to set a timer for a select number of minutes or hours. The maximum timer limit is 24 hours.

  • “Hey Siri, set a timer for 35 minutes.”
  • “Hey Siri, how much time is left on the timer?”
  • “Hey Siri, turn off the timer.”
  • “Hey Siri, pause the timer.”
  • “Hey Siri, change the timer to 10 minutes.”

Siri Commands for Entertainment/Sports

  • “Hey Siri, Did the Manchester United win?”
  • “Hey Siri, What was the score the last time Spain played Germany?”
  • “Hey Siri, How did the Real Madrid do last night?”
  • “Hey Siri, What basketball games are on today?”
  • “Hey Siri, Get me college football rankings” or “Show me the roster for the Red Wings.”
  • “Hey Siri, What’s playing at Regal L.A. Live?” “What are some movies playing near me?”
  • “Hey Siri, Is [movie name] playing near me?”
  • “Hey Siri, What’s the synopsis of [movie name]?”

Navigation Commands for Siri

  • “Hey Siri, Find [driving, walking, transit] directions to [destination].”
  • “Hey Siri, How do I get to [destination] by [walking, bus, bike, car, train, etc.]?”
  • “Hey Siri, Where is [business name]?”
  • “Hey Siri, Where is the nearest [business type]?”

Siri Commands for Search

  • “Hey Siri, Define [word].”
  • “Hey Siri, What is a synonym for [word]?”
  • “Hey Siri, Who is called Cristiano Ronaldo.”
  • “Hey Siri, What’s the etymology of [word]?”

Reminder Commands for Siri

  • “Hey Siri, Schedule a meeting with [name] tomorrow at 2:30 a.m.” or “Cancel my 4 p.m. appointment.”
  • “Hey Siri, What appointments do I have tomorrow?”

Siri Commands for Travel

  • “Hey Siri, Check flight status of [airline and flight number]”
  • “Hey Siri, What’s a good Chinese restaurant near me?”
  • “Hey Siri, Make a reservation at Baco Mercat for 8 p.m.”
  • “Hey Siri, Find a table for six in San Francisco tonight.”
  • “Hey Siri, How late is [business name] open?”
  • “Hey Siri, Is [business name] open right now?”
  • “Hey Siri, What’s the nearest museum?”
  • “Hey Siri, Where am I?”
  • “Hey Siri, What bridge is this?”

That’s all, folks!

Have your say

I hope these commands help you have the needed control over music, podcasts, and other stuff. Have any feedback? Toss it up in the comments below.

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HomePod Early Hands-On Reviews: ‘Seamless’ Siri Commands and Audio Quality ‘Feels Like You’re at a Live Performance’

Although longer and more in-depth reviews for Apple’s smart speaker, the HomePod, have not yet been published, a few websites have gotten the chance to spend an hour or so with the speaker and have been sharing their experiences this week.


At Digital Trends, Julian Chokkattu liked the unassuming design of the HomePod, noting that “it’s easy to miss… because it makes no effort at standing out.” This should make it easier for the HomePod to blend in with any room’s decor, according to Chokkattu.

In terms of sound, he got to listen to upwards of five songs from various genres at a volume of about 65 percent, and concluded that it “sounds great” no matter where you are in the room. He also called his brief encounters with Siri on HomePod “fast and seamless,” explaining that Siri is smart enough to realize when you’re meaning to activate it on your iPhone (“when your phone is in your hand”) so that the HomePod does not answer.

Audio quality is beautifully warm, yet the bass is not overpowering, even though it was still quite rich. If you close your eyes, it’s easy to feel like you’re at a live performance. We could pick out the vocals and instruments clearly. The speaker allows each instrument to shine through; you can hear precise guitar plucks. No, it doesn’t have that crisp sound you’d hear from very expensive high-end speakers, but then again, the HomePod doesn’t cost thousands yet still pushes brilliant sound quality out of a single, small enclosure.

What’s more impressive is how consistent the HomePod sounds wherever you are in the room. Yes, the further away you are, the quieter it is, but not by much. It almost felt like the music was following our movement, and it consistently sounded great.

Tech journalist Lance Ulanoff shared his thoughts on HomePod in a post on Medium, and noted that when the sound quality was compared to the Google Home Max and Sonos One, HomePod was “astonishing.” Ulanoff echoed a sentiment stated by Chokkattu, detailing a listening experience that felt as if he was hearing the music “in a small café for an audience of me” and equating HomePod’s sound quality to a live performance.

Although stereo pairing won’t be ready at launch, Ulanoff got to experience this as well and said that “two HomePods playing just about anything is incredible.” Ultimately, he called HomePod an “ultra-high-quality” speaker that doubles as an “excellent Siri ambassador.”

What Apple has here is an ultra-high-quality speaker and the first physical instantiation of Siri without a screen. The fact that Apple is finally entering the smart speaker race is cause for muted celebration. It’s attractive, sounds amazing and is an excellent Siri ambassador. And it’s $349. Is better sound and solid iOS integration (plus the added cost of an Apple Music subscription) worth spending nearly four times as much as a decent sounding Echo?

Pete Pachal with Mashable was also impressed by the HomePod’s sound quality, which he described as an “aural triumph,” but was more skeptical on the device and questioned whether or not Apple is too late to the smart speaker market.

What I’m less convinced of, however, is whether customers will care. The success of the Echo Dot — Amazon’s puck-shaped smart speaker that definitely de-emphasizes the second word of that description — tells me that anyone who’s been won over by the category mostly just wants to get the power of voice command in more places. And audio? A glorified intercom will do. Or, hey, just connect your own speakers.

In my short time with the HomePod, I came away impressed with its acoustic power and precision. I liked the design more than I thought I would, too. But in the world of smart speakers — which is where Apple is now competing, despite its desire to make the conversation all about music — those factors are secondary to the simple question, “How much can this thing do for me?”

Those interested in HomePod can pre-order the speaker on Apple.com in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia beginning today, January 26, and then the device will launch on February 9. For those on the fence about Apple’s entry into the smart speaker market, Sonos today is launching a sale aimed at competing with Apple where you can get two Sonos One speakers for the same price of one HomePod.

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