Six months after its debut, Apple's HomePod is ready for more features. Starting Sept. 17, you can install the latest update, which brings , to the speaker.
Here we break down how to update your HomePod and how to make the most of all of its features.
How to update the Apple HomePod
On Sept. 17, you'll be able to update your iPhone or iPad to. You'll need to do this first before you can bring your HomePod up to speed. Follow our guide here to .
Once that's done, go to the Home app, which is your hub for the HomePod. Tap on the small, round arrow button at the top left of the screen. Scroll down to Software Update and tap Install to proceed.
You'll see a spinning white light on the top of the speaker during the update process. Learn more about thehere.
The Apple HomePod features you should know
Despite lacking a dedicated app on your iOS device, or an interface on the HomePod itself, there's quite a bit you can do with Apple's smart speaker. Below are some tips and tricks.
Initial setup is a breeze. Plug it in, wait a few seconds, unlock your iOS device and wait for an alert. It's incredibly cool and.
Change these settings. We walk you through finding the, and which settings have an impact on the overall experience.
From controls to blocking explicit music, we offer severalto help you get the most out of the HomePod.
"Siri, call Mom." You can nowthrough HomePod.
Spotify users, you're in luck… kind of. The HomePod may not work directly with Spotify or Google Play Music, but there is a way toand still use the HomePod.
Two speakers equals stereo sound. If you happen to own two HomePods, you can connect them to play in stereo or stream the same audio to multiple speakers in different rooms. Here's.
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Surely, there's plenty more for us to discover. We will keep updating this post as needed.
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