Apple HomePod and HomePod Mini users can now integrate and connect Deezer to their smart speakers apart from Apple Music. With the latest third-party music streaming service integration to Apple devices, joining the likes of iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and Pandora, you can now control Deezer through Siri.
Enjoy your favorite tunes from over 73 million songs that make up the Deezer library including HiFi FLAC content, with Siri as your DJ. Control music playback using voice command on HomePod, ask Siri to favorite or unfavorite a song or play Flow, and shuffle and repeat playlists, albums, using Siri voice commands, are just some of the things you can do.
Unfortunately, live radio, podcasts, audiobooks, and any MP3s that you have uploaded to your Deezer account cannot be played using Siri.
How to Connect and Listen to Deezer on your Apple HomePod or HomePod Mini Smart Speaker
You need to have a Deezer Premium, Deezer Family, Deezer HiFi, or Deezer Student subscription plan to be able to enjoy Deezer on Apple HomePod and HomePod Mini. Free accounts cannot connect Deezer to Siri. You will also need to update to iOS 14.5 or later to do the integration.
- Launch the Deezer app on your iOS device.
- Go to Settings by tapping on the settings cog in the top right of your screen.
- Scroll down and then tap the “Connect with HomePod.”
How to Make Deezer your Default Music Player on Apple HomePod
The integration also comes with the ability to make Deezer as your default music streaming player on Apple HomePod or HomePod Mini smart speakers. Whenever you ask Siri to play something for you, it will automatically open Deezer. You will need to do this using the Apple Home app on your iOS device.
- Open the Apple Home app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Go to the Settings by tapping on the house icon at the top-left corner of your screen.
- Then, tap on your profile picture under the “People” section of the settings page.
- Now, go to “Default Service” and then select Deezer.
With Deezer all set up on your Apple HomePod and HomePod Mini smart speaker, you can now speak to Siri to control the music streaming service with your voice. For instance, you can simply say the command “Hey Siri, play [insert your favorite band or artist here] on Deezer.”
Additionally, if you have set Deezer to be the default music player on HomePod, you can omit the “on Deezer” part and it will still play something for you from the service.