Turning on the radio in the morning to catch up on events is so last century: Siri can serve up local podcast-based audio news reports when asked about daily news via one of the supported hands-free methods. Here’s how to use Siri News.
The extended AppleCare+ warranty for HomePod will add two incidents of accidental damage from handling, each subject to a $39 service fee. It won’t cover cosmetic damage that does not affect the speaker’s functionality.
While an Apple Music subscription is required for full music functionality, HomePod does let you play your purchased music from iTunes Store, as well as stream the Beats 1 radio station and listen to your favorite podcasts for free.
HomePod’s staggered release will see the $349 wireless speaker hitting the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia next month before arriving in France and Germany later this spring. Local pricing was unknown at post time.