Tag: HomePod

Apple releases HomePod software version 15.5.1, fixes an issue that could cause music to stop playing

Apple today has released a new update for the HomePod and HomePod mini, with software version 15.5.1. This release fixes an issue that could cause music to stop playing after a small period of time. It is not clear how many users had this issue, but this update likely addresses some other bugs and makes some general improvements too. HomePods can be updated via the Home app on iOS, iPadOS […]

Apple releases software version 15.4.1 for HomePod and HomePod mini

Apple this week has released a new software update for the HomePod and HomePod mini, alongside other updated for iOS, iPadOS, macOS and more. This new release follows on from version 15.4 which was released earlier in March. HomePod 15.4.1 addresses on major issue which could prevent some HomeKit accessories from responding when using Siri to control them. The update is available now and will be installed automatically if auto […]

Apple releases software version 15.4 for HomePod and HomePod mini

Apple has today released software version 15.4 for HomePod and HomePod mini, with support for captive WiFi networks, useful for universities, hotels and other public networks. This update follows on from the last update, 15.3 which was released around a month ago. As well as supporting captive WiFi networks, Siri has a new voice option. You can update the HomePod OS on your device from the Home app, otherwise it’ll […]

HomePod 15 software update out now

Yesterday, Apple released a new version of the operating system that runs on the HomePod and HomePod mini. The new OS now allows a single or pair of HomePod minis to be paired to an Apple TV 4K for a default audio output, Siri can now turn on Apple TV when asked and Siri can now turn on accessories on HomeKit in the future. You can update the HomePod OS […]

Original HomePod now sold out on the US Apple Store

Apple discontinued the original larger HomePod back in March this year and at the time, it said while it would be kept on sale, any existing stock would not be replaced. As of this week in the US, the HomePod is now being listed as “out of stock” completely, whereas in the UK it is not available for delivery, just local pickup at some retail stores. Sales of the larger […]

HomePod mini now available in Austria and Ireland

Apple has announced recently that the HomePod mini would be coming to more countries soon, with availability coming now to Austria and Ireland. The new smaller speaker from Apple launched in October 2020 and has now replaced the larger HomePod in Apple’s lineup. The HomePod mini originally launched in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Spain, and the UK and will be coming to New […]

Apple announces Home related updates for tvOS, Siri and HomePod mini

Today at WWDC, Apple has announced some updates for the Home relating to the HomePod mini, Apple TV and Siri too. First of all, Siri is now coming to third party accessories for the first time, allowing you to speak to HomeKit accessories which will relay that request through a HomePod or HomePod mini on the network. Accessories with support for this will be available later this year. Apple TV […]

The new Apple TV 4K supports HDMI eARC, allowing any TV audio to play through HomePod

Apple has discontinued the large HomePod recently, but the company is still adding useful features to it, such as lossless audio coming soon, spatial audio for Apple Music. And now it is going to become a much better device in a home theatre environment. With the new Apple TV, support for HDMI ARC and eARC has been added, which would allow the Apple TV to send any audio received from the […]

Deezer now works natively on HomePod

Deezer is now fully compatible with the HomePod as a default music streaming service. Earlier this month Deezer announced support and now joins Pandora and Amazon Music as options for default music sources. Apple added the support for third party music services last year, with iOS 14.3 and there is no input needed from Apple for that service to integrate with the HomePod and HomePod mini, meaning despite Spotify complaining […]