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HomePod Now Counts Toward Apple Music Device Streaming Limits for Single Memberships, Apple Encouraging Family Upgrades

5 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

When it launched, Apple's HomePod smart speaker did not count toward an Apple Music subscription's device streaming limit. This meant that single-user Apple Music subscribers could stream one song on an iOS device and another on HomePod simultaneously, without one stream ending the other. Recently, this ability has disappeared for many Apple Music users, who are now unable to stream music on both HomePod and an iOS device at the same time.
While single memberships transition to this method of HomePod streaming, Apple Music family memberships will be able to continue to stream multiple...
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'Parallel' Apple Music streaming on a HomePod and iPhone was apparently not a feature, it was a bug

'Parallel' Apple Music streaming on a HomePod and iPhone was apparently not a feature, it was a bug

5 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Apple might not be giving up on the HomePod entirely , but with the company's music streaming service available on Amazon's extensive Echo family, it's getting harder and harder to recommend the Siri-controlled smart speaker.
One thing that may have enticed Apple Music users to pick up one of these arguably high-quality $349 bad boys was a feature unofficially dubbed parallel streaming. This allowed for one track to be played on a HomePod while an iPhone streamed a different song from the same Apple Music account, no family subscription required.
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Apple Music no longer allows HomePod and iPhone to play different music on individual accounts

Apple Music no longer allows HomePod and iPhone to play different music on individual accounts

5 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Apple Music is no longer allowing subscribers to play different music on a HomePod and iPhone without a family account.
Previously, it was possible to have HomePod playing one music stream while you listened to a different one on your iPhone...
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