iOS 11.4 adds AirPlay controls to Siri

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Siri do not disturb
You can now use Siri on your iPhone to control music on your HomePod.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Apple is about to let Siri control your AirPlay speakers.

As part of the latest beta for iOS 11.4, Apple has added the ability to use AirPlay commands through Siri, allowing users to use Siri on their iPhone to play something on their HomePod.

iOS 11.4 contains a number of features that were scrapped from iOS 11.3, including AirPlay 2.0. With AirPlay 2.0, you can use your iPhone to stream the same song to your Apple TV and HomePod. It also lets you set up two HomePods in stereo mode.

Here’s a hands-on look at the new Siri controls:

iOS 11.4 is currently in its third beta build. It will likely be released to the public before Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference on June 4 in San Jose, California.