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Not just Apple Music, your HomePod can now play music from Gaana, JioSaavn

"With Gaana now available on HomePod mini, our users will have a more cohesive experience as they’ll now have seamless access to their personalised playlists and favorite songs no matter where they are in their homes,” said Sandeep Lodha, CEO, Gaana. (Apple)

Apple HomePods have now added Gaana and JioSaavan support to its content services.

The Apple HomePods can now do more. While you can still use the HomePod to AirPlay content from your smartphone, Apple Music and Apple Podcasts are not the only content streaming services you can take advantage of by asking Siri to pull up what you want to listen to. Apple has added support of popular music services Gaana and JioSaavan on the HomePod now and starting today, you can just ask Siri to play you music from these apps.

So far, to listen to music on the HomePod, you were stuck with Apple Music only, if you wanted Siri to do all the work that is. Of course, there was always AirPlay support that allowed you to stream music and content from pretty much any other source onto the HomePod. Now, with this new upgrade, users on iOS 14.1 and later can stream content from Gaana and JioSavaan on the HomePod mini. And you can also ask Siri to help out here.

How to add Gaana, JioSaavan to the HomePod mini

- Go to the app settings.

- Tap on option to “Connect with HomePod”.

- Now, you just need to follow the onscreen instructions to set streaming on the device.

The Apple HomePod mini offers rich 360-degree room-filling audio quality, intelligent assistant support with Siri, and smart home capabilities with built-in privacy and security in a compact design. You can buy the HomePod mini for 9,900.

Gaana brings its repertoire of over 45 million songs across 25 languages to th HomePod mini and JioSaavan brings in more than 60 million tracks across Bollywood, English, Hindi, and other Indian regional languages.

“Music streaming is revolutionising how we spend our leisure, by opening up new avenues for indoor entertainment. At Gaana, we believe in being the constant companion of our users no matter where they go, or on which device they may be on. With Gaana now available on HomePod mini, our users will have a more cohesive experience as they’ll now have seamless access to their personalised playlists and favorite songs no matter where they are in their homes,” said Sandeep Lodha, CEO, Gaana.

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