Believe it or not, it seems this particular glitch needed almost a full year to be fixed. Either that or Apple somehow only learned of its existence recently, despite many reviewers noticing the functionality before the smart speaker even started shipping to the masses back in February 2018.
Unless something wholly unusual happens and Apple realizes people loved this bug, bringing it back as a bonafide feature, we’re afraid you’ll need to upgrade from an individual music streaming account to a family license if you want to continue playing different tunes on your iPhone and HomePod at the same time.
As things stand, regular $9.99 a month Apple Music subscribers say any attempt to do that ends with one of the two devices going silent. Oh, well, it was fun while it lasted, right?