How to Stereo Pair HomePod Mini Speakers

Sep 11, 2021 - Leave a Comment

HomePod mini paired speakers

If you have two HomePod speakers and you wish to use them as a stereo pair together, you can easily set that up via the Home app on iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Stereo pairing HomePod together will create a richer and fuller sound environment, and they can be selected as the audio output for any of your Apple devices as well.

You can stereo pair two HomePod minis or two HomePods, but not a mix of the two, so you’ll want to be sure you have two of the same devices.

How to Create a Stereo Pair with HomePod Speakers

You need to make sure both HomePod speakers are assigned to the same room within Home app, and are on the same wi-fi network. The rest is pretty simple:

  1. Open the Home app on iPhone, iPad, or Mac
  2. Select one of the Homepods and tap and hold on it, then swipe up and select the gear settings icon in the corner
  3. Choose “Create Stereo Pair”
  4. Follow the remaining onscreen instructions to complete the stereo pairing of HomePod

Now that the HomePod speakers are paired, audio will play across both of them together.

Note that things like using Siri from HomePod will only use a single speaker to respond and interact with, and only one microphone will be used when making a phone call as well, but things like playing ambient sounds, podcasts, and music will play across both paired speakers.

Using Stereo Pair HomePods with Mac

If you want the stereo paired HomePods to be the sound output on the Mac, you will need to be running a modern version of macOS Big Sur or later. Beyond that, once the stereo pair is created, you can select the HomePod speaker pair in the Sound menu, or through the Sound settings in System Preferences.

Unlinking Stereo Pair HomePods

You can unpair the stereo paired HomePod speaker at any time by tapping and holding on one of them in the Home app, then choosing settings, and selecting “Ungroup Accessories”

What do you think of pairing HomePod speakers together as a stereo pair? Do you have any tips or suggestions or opinions on the matter? Share in the comments!


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Tips & Tricks

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