Apple video tutorial shows you how to get the most from HomePod
One week ago today, Apple finally launched its HomePod smart speaker. Originally scheduled for a December release, Apple delayed the launch because it felt that the device was not ready for prime time. The tech titan put a lot of effort into the speaker, stuffing it with seven tweeters, and a woofer. The HomePod figures out the shape of the room it is stationed in, and adjusts the sound so that it doesn't overwhelm the listener.
For those who are unaware what they can do with the HomePod, and how to use it, Apple has released a series of video tutorials. Last week, three videos showed users how to adjust HomePod settings, how to use touch controls on the smart speaker, and how to use Siri to play music. Today, a new video was posted on the Apple Support YouTube channel that shows owners of the $349 device how to get the most out of their HomePod.
Those viewing the video will learn how to use Siri to stream music, hear the latest news, weather and more. The video also shows how to route a call to a HomePod, and how to dictate a text through the smart speaker (an Apple iPhone and a HomePod must share the same Wi-Fi network to do this). And lastly, the video shows HomePod users how to control their smart home accessories by asking Siri to turn them on or off. The virtual assistant can also turn on smart lights to a particular brightness level.
Our review of the device praised the HomePod's sound quality, but found that Siri needs some work to catch up to rival digital assistants Alexa and Google Assistant. Check out the review by clicking right here.