So when an annoying earworm strikes, you can scratch that musical itch with just a bit of the vocals -- no track title or artist needed. Here's how to give your HomePod smart speaker this ability, and what to say to make it happen.
Put iOS 12 on your iPhone
First confirm that your iPhone has been updated to iOS 12. All of the recently announced HomePod abilities won't work unless your phone is running iOS 12.
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Fresh HomePod software
Also confirm your. Head to the Apple Home app, tap the arrow icon at the top left of the screen and scroll to Software update to ensure you have the latest HomePod software.
How does that song go?
From here, searching for songs by their lyrics is a breeze. Just say, "Hey, Siri, play the song that goes…." and insert the bit of lyrics you recall at the end. For example, asking for a song that goes "You can't be what you were" pulls up the post-punk classic Badmouth by Fugazi.
For the HomePod to find the tune you want, however, it does have to be in the Apple Music library. Apple advertises that it has 50 million songs in its library, so there's a good chance it will find what you want.
However, at the moment requesting searches of songs with foreign language titles (other than default English) is hit or miss. For instance, if you ask for Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi by Dutronc using the lyrics, "Avec ma vie, mon petit chez-moi" will be unsuccessful. Requesting the song by title works just fine.