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.
Sonos today unveiled a new Beam smart sound bar for your TV and announced that official support for Apple’s latest AirPlay 2 media-streaming technology, along with Siri voice control, is coming to select Sonos wireless speakers via a free software update in July.
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.
HomePod is currently the sole speaker with AirPlay 2 functionality, but a bunch of Hi-Fi equipment vendors have announced bringing AirPlay functionality to their speakers and receivers by way of a firmware update.
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.