With iOS 15, HomePod gets several new features like creating a stereo pair from two HomePod minis, controlling media playback on your Apple TV with Siri on your HomePod and much more. Here's everything new, enhanced and improved in HomePod Software version 15.
You can easily set up your HomePod on a personal or home Wi-Fi network, but using the Apple smart speaker in places with Wi-Fi networks that are protected with usernames and passwords can be challenging. In this video tutorial, we'll show you how to connect your HomePod to wireless networks that require a username and password or other security methods, such as Wi-Fi typically found in universities, offices, hotels and more.
Not too long ago, Apple released iOS 14.6 to the wild. At the same time, Apple also updated the HomePod to version 14.6 of its software as well. And since then, Apple has started seeding version 15 of both platforms, looking forward to the next major update for both.
HomePod software version 14.6 is reportedly causing issues for some people like bricking the Siri-powered speaker. Apple's upcoming HomePod firmware version 15.0 is affected, too.
Earlier this month, Apple confirmed that availability of its smallest smart speaker, the HomePod mini, was expanding to a few different regions. That started with launches in Austria and Ireland. The wait for a launch in New Zealand is now over, too.
Availability of Apple's HomePod speaker has increased with new launches in Austria and Ireland, with the Siri-powered smart speaker scheduled to arrive in New Zealand later in June.
Earlier today, Apple made some rumors turn true when it officially announced a pair of new features coming to Apple Music: Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and lossless audio. But there appear to be a lot of caveats with the new features.
Apple is going to release iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 to the public very soon. Ahead of that, though, the final release candidate has been seeded to developers.
The Apple TV hasn't been refreshed for nearly four years and the full-size HomePod speaker is no more. According to a new report, however, Apple is working on a new accessory that would provide some Apple TV and HomePod features along with a built-in camera for video calling.
Apple's given up on the full-size $299 HomePod to focus on the more affordable $99 HomePod mini, with a new report alleging additional smart speakers from Apple may be on the way.
Apple is no longer making full-size HomePods, but a new report alleges that the company had been actually working on a new version of the Siri-powered speaker before the discontinuation.