How to Play Ambient Sounds on HomePod & HomePod mini

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Did you know that your HomePod and HomePod Mini can play calm, relaxing sounds for white noise, background noise, or that can help you during your bedtime? Listen in as Thomas Domville demonstrate how to play ambient sounds on HomePod & HomePod mini.

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Submitted by Brian Giles on Monday, March 8, 2021

This is neat, but it needs to come to iPhone and iPad. I've read stories on other forums that people use Apple Music to play relaxing sounds to fall asleep to, but then all their recommended playlists get filled up with other rain sounds or babbling brooks.

I love seeing how my apple music replay playlist changes throughout the year, and it's also a quick way to get to the music I play most. But people say the feature is useless when it just gets filled up with ambient sounds. Apple Music needs the ability to filter certain types of music from appearing in your recommendations and most played.

My personal station has been absolutely awesome since the last month or so, and playing ambient sounds on my iPhone via Apple Music would ruin that too. I try to use YouTube for this, but the same thing happens -- most of the videos it recommends are just other hours-long relaxing music (usually from video games), mixed with various nature sounds.

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