How to Restrict AirPlay Access On HomePod

HomePod only works with Apple Music over Siri. So if you want to play something from Spotify, you have to use AirPlay. That’s all well and good but by default, anyone in your periphery can just stream to the HomePod using AirPlay! If you’re sharing your home, if you live in a dorm, or if you just live on the ground floor of an apartment, things can go wrong very quickly.

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Author: Khamosh Pathak

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How to Prevent Anyone From Listening to Your Messages on HomePod

HomePod is a smart speaker that’s designed to work best with Apple Music. But it runs Siri and it can do things like reading and replying to messages, take notes, add reminders and more. But right now, HomePod doesn’t have any sort of Voice ID technology. So anyone in your house can just walk up to it (when your iPhone is on the same network) and reply to the latest message or add a reminder to your list. That’s a huge breach of your privacy.

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Author: Khamosh Pathak

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