It’s not a great solution, but it is certainly better than nothing.
Look, I know some people are going to cry bloody murder here, but I'd love for a version of the HomePod that shipped with an aux jack. I know, I know, no one is more invested in getting rid of this, but I would 100% own more HomePods if they had this feature.
As it stands now, HomePods are great for using as media players either on their own, or paired with an iPhone, iPad, or even a Mac paired. But they are useless for a bunch of other things. The Mac is a good example, where they don't act as speakers, but they act as options for the Music and TV apps. Another one would be video game consoles or TVs in general. Even setting an Apple TV to output through a HomePod is a bit of a nightmare as the Apple TV seems to forget this choice as soon as it goes to sleep and you need to change your settings again.
I know this is never going to happen, but it is a shame to me that this great speaker is not able to be used nearly as many places as I would like to. It's doing what it was built to do, don't @ me, but I wish it was built to work in more places.