HomePod defaults to automatically downloading and installing software updates as they become available. To avoid any unforeseen problems stemming from the auto-update mechanism, you should set your HomePod to receive software updates manually, here’s how.
Anyone within earshot of your HomePod can invoke Siri and ask her to read your texts or send a message, set a reminder or make a note. Fortunately, you can stop your guests or mischievous family members from using these personal requests on your HomePod.
Now that we’ve had some time to play with the HomePod, we’ve compiled all the best tips, tricks, and customizations. Learn a workaround for setting multiple timers, how to add songs to the Up Next queue, and much more in our hands-on video.
You might need your HomePod’s serial number when you register the product or seek help from Apple Support. You can also easily see the version of the software HomePod is currently running, which might be useful before deciding whether to install a new firmware for the smart speaker.
The HomePod does not natively support Spotify. You can’t use your voice to control playback like Apple Music. However, Spotify subscribers can fret not, as there is a simple way to stream your favorite music. See how for yourself in our hands-on video and tutorial.