HomePod

Sonos Makes a Spotify Playlist for Apple's HomePod With Hidden 'We're Going to Be Friends' Message

To celebrate the official launch of the HomePod, Sonos, one of Apple’s major competitors in the speaker market, made a “Welcome to the Party” playlist for the new device with a hidden message. Shared on Twitter, the playlist features 21 songs, with each song selected for its title to send a secret note to Apple. …

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How to Prevent Other HomePod Users From Affecting Your Apple Music Recommendations

Apple’s HomePod speaker is best enjoyed when linked to an Apple Music subscription, since this allows you to make the most of Siri’s enhanced music smarts and its DJ-like role as a personal music curator, or “mixologist”, as Apple calls it. As Apple Music subscribers will know, the streaming service learns your music preferences based …

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First Impressions From New HomePod Owners: Siri's Voice Detection is 'Phenomenal,' Audio Quality is 'Immediately Evident'

We’ve seen quite a few HomePod reviews from media sites that Apple invited to test the speaker, but now that the HomePod has officially launched in Australia, HomePod first impressions from regular Apple customers are now available. New HomePod owners on reddit, Twitter, and the MacRumors forums have been sharing their opinions on the device, …

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First HomePod Orders Start Arriving to Customers in Australia

Apple customers in Australia are always the first to get their hands on new devices on launch day, and now that it’s after 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9 in the country, the first HomePod orders have started arriving to customers. Australians who ordered the HomePod starting on January 26 have begun receiving their deliveries …

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First HomePod Orders Start Shipping Out to Customers in the U.K.

Apple customers in the United Kingdom who pre-ordered HomePod have started receiving shipping despatch notifications this morning. Those who ordered before initial supplies began dwindling earlier this week can expect deliveries to arrive sometime on Friday, which is Apple’s official launch day for HomePod. Images via @ryancarter_94 As expected, it looks as if Apple is …

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First HomePod Orders Start Shipping Out in U.S., U.K., and Australia [Updated]

Customers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia who ordered a HomePod for February 9 delivery have begun receiving shipment notifications from Apple letting them know their orders have shipped and are on the way. The first HomePod deliveries should begin in just a matter of hours in Australia, where it is already early …

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HomePod No Longer Available for Launch Day Delivery From Apple in U.S.

As the launch of the HomePod approaches, it’s no longer possible to place an order for delivery on Friday, February 9 in the United States. HomePod orders submitted today on the Apple online store will deliver next week, on February 12 to February 13. In-store pickup for HomePod orders also became unavailable on Tuesday morning, …

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Apple Allows Behind-the-Scenes Look Into Audio Lab Used to Test HomePod, AirPods, and More

At the same time that reviews launched this morning for Apple’s upcoming HomePod smart speaker, a few websites also shared a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the audio lab where Apple tested the device. Apple invited journalists into the lab last week, and Jim Dalrymple of The Loop shared his experience in a post today. Images via …

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HomePod's Stereo-Like Sound is Called 'FullRoom' and Coming Soon, Multi-Room Audio Available Later

Apple has given a name to its technology that will enable a pair of HomePods to automatically detect and balance each other to create stereo-like sound following an upcoming software update: FullRoom. Emphasis should be placed on stereo-like sound, as HomePod reviews published today confirm that users won’t be able to set one speaker as …

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HomePod Reviews: Outstanding Sound Quality, but Siri 'Struggles at Smart'

Three days ahead of the HomePod’s launch in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, Apple has now allowed the first full reviews of the device to be shared online. While opinions regarding specific features of the smart speaker fluctuate among reviewers, it appears that one constant remains: HomePod provides great, high-quality sound that beats …

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HomePod Availability is Tightening Ahead of Friday's Launch

HomePod supply is beginning to dwindle ahead of the speaker’s launch this Friday across the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Apple Store pickup is now unavailable for the HomePod in all three countries, following several days of launch day availability, while delivery estimates for online orders of the speaker in Space Gray and White …

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Apple's HomePod Delivery Estimate Slips to February 13 in UK, Launch Day Orders Still Available From Resellers

Apple’s HomePod pre-launch stock showed the first signs of dwindling supply on Monday. Customers in the U.K. placing new pre-orders on the company’s regional online store can now expect deliveries of Apple’s smart speaker to arrive no earlier than Tuesday, February 13, three days after the official launch day this Friday. In the United States …

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