Apple today launched HomePod Software version 15.2, adding support for the new $5/month Apple Music Voice plan and more languages for Siri voice recognition.
- Apple has launched the new HomePod Software version 15.2 alongside iOS 15.2
- The update brings support for the new $5/month Apple Music Voice plan
- It also includes new languages for Siri voice recognition
Apple Music Voice requires HomePod Software version 15.2
Apple Music Voice also requires software support for its voice-activated features before it can be used on your HomePod or HomePod mini speaker. Thankfully, Apple’s now released matching updates for its HomePods that enable this functionality.
Aside from Apple Music Voice support, the latest HomePod Software version 15.2 (as Apple refers to the update) enables Siri voice recognition in new languages.
From Apple’s changelog:
Software version 15.2 includes support for Apple Music Voice Plan, a new subscription tier designed to access music using Siri, and extends Siri voice recognition to new languages. This update also includes performance and stability improvements.
For further information about the update, read a support document on Apple’s website.
Extending support for Siri languages that are used for voice recognition is also important because that means your HomePod and HomePod mini can now recognize multiple voices in more languages than before. Previously, voice recognition was available in English in the US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK.