HomePods play from unknown music source...

MARSPATH used Ask the Experts™
2 recently installed HomePods continue to play music (from separate sources) when all computers, iDevices have been shutdown, or so I believe. All devices on LAN are Apple  - Macs/iPhone/iPad. Music seems to be from my local Apple sources - which may be iTunes? Power cycling HomePods no help. Both HomePods controlled from local iPhone 8S/iOS 11.4.

Ah sweet mysteries - whence forth cometh the music?
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here are the sources:
Apple Music1, iTunes music purchases, iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription, Beats 1 live radio, Beats 1 live episodes on demand, Apple Podcasts, AirPlay other content to HomePod from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac

You can always tell siri to stop playing
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor
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I would say Apple Music - do you have a firewall or router that you can check for connections that are made by your devices at home?
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/IT


Thanks for your input, I am 90% sure I understand how HomePod works.

Today. several miles from my personal local network and not connected to any other network (just phone network) , with my iPhone 8S I changed one HomePod from Pause to Play - it worked! When to home, my selection was playing. That's the 10%...

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