How can we play audio on multiple HomePods in different rooms a Play audio multiplet once and set individual volumes for each?

Hi all,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Goal: from iPhone - start playing the Overcast App current podcast, and choose outputs to play on multiple HomePods at same time and set individual volumes for each…

Currently, I have two different HomePods, one each in two different rooms.

I am trying to set up a shortcut that can do the following:

  • Start playing the iPhone Overcast App current podcast
  • And set the audio output to both HomePods at once.
  • Also set individual volumes to different amounts.

shortcuts:

Overcast set to Play = works fine

It seems if I first :

  • set playback destination to home pod 1
  • then “handoff” from SOURCE (leave empty) to homepod 2 - then they both become active.

But my attempts at setting individual volumes for each HomePod have so far failed…

I tried:

  • set playback destination to home pod 1

  • set volume to 50%
    handoff from SOURCE (leave empty) to homepod 2

  • set volume to 85%

  • this failed

Also I tried :

I have a homekit scene MyVolume to just set ‘volume only’ of the 2 homepods - but it seems to just hang and error when I try or else no nothing

I add it as a shortcut step…

Control {homename} set MyVolume

fail or nothing

How can I set the setting individual volumes for each HomePod with no errors or hangs?

Thanks Dave

Curious if anyones has a suggestion on how to set the individual volumes for each HomePod with no errors or hangs?

I still could use some help with this - thanks