HomePod, the innovative wireless speaker from Apple with built-in Siri, is available starting today in Canada, France and Canada after making its initial debut in January 2018 in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
We have put together a running list of the best AirPlay 2 Siri voice commands with respect to multi-room audio that let you do cool things such as play music in a particular room, play different playlists on different speakers, continue playing a song on another speaker and more—all by talking.
The newly released HomePod update is the Siri-based speaker’s most significant software update since the device was first released in February. Version 11.4 adds key features, including multi-room and stereo pairing.
The iOS 11.4 software update is arriving on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, and it’s at long last bringing AirPlay 2 to Apple devices. Additionally, HomePod will receive an update of its own with the long expected multi-room and stereo pairing features based on AirPlay 2.
There’s a new leader in the growing smart speaker market. During the first quarter of 2018, Google overtook Amazon for the top spot. Meanwhile, Apple’s nowhere to be found in the new Canalys survey of the top smart speaker producers in the world.
For the first time, Amazon’s share of the global smart speaker market has dropped below 50 percent. At the same time, Apple became the fourth largest smart speaker brand worldwide thanks to the February launch of HomePod.