I have Sonos throughout my house but I recently added 2x HomePod minis. I mainly want to use the HomePod minis for the Siri function, rather than as actual speakers.
id be interested to know how others have set up HomePod mini to work with Sonos.
For example, I have one HomePod mini physically in the kitchen with a play 5 and a Sonos move also in my kitchen. Whenever I want the HomePod to play to the play 5 and move I say “hey Siri, play … in the kitchen”. However in order to prevent the HomePod mini also playing the music on its own speaker (which I don’t want it to do - as the sound quality is inferior to the play 5 and move) I have designated the HomePod mini to be in a separate room on HomeKit (I called the room “kitchen HomePod” whereas the play 5 and move are in the HomeKit room “kitchen”). If I just say “hey Siri play...” then it just plays in the HomePod mini only. It would be nice if I could set the HomePod mini to always default to play music on specific speakers.
it all seems a bit cumbersome, and I was wondering if anyone else has found a better way of setting this all up?
Best answer by Corry P
Are you still having this problem? If so, I recommend you feed back to Apple, as they are in a position to allow the functionality you want to be implemented. In short, it would require them to alter the Homekit app so that you could choose this option. They will only do so if they have enough interest from their customers, though they may have other reasons for not doing so.