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.

source: AppleSupport

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11 Comments

1. RajRicardo

Posts: 486; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Not Worth It!

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7004; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

To get the most out of a HomePod is to not buy it in the first place. That will be the best value in return, especially when there is better options out there that can provide more services and features.

2. midan

Posts: 2595; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Great product!

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3102; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

How to get the most? Well, there's not much thing to do with it anyway..

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3102; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Btw, still no news about this character -> జ్ఞ‌ా

5. midan

Posts: 2595; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

News about that character was here two days ago, try to keep up I feel sorry that you missed the opportunity to troll there :( https://www.phonearena.com/news/iOS-11.2.5-bug-Indian-character-crash-reboot-Messages_id102503 Here's the link, go and write something, i promise i go to read it so you feel a little bit better.

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3102; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

No news about Apple fixing it?

10. sirohunter

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

Just saw it today and got to test it out, i must say I was impressed with the design and the sound/quality. The only thing I’m not a big fan of is that the device is so heavy!

11. japkoslav

Posts: 1465; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

It is not portable speaker, is it? It doesn't have a battery, so why would you move it often?

13. cmdacos

Posts: 3957; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

To check for rings as it wrecks your furniture of course

15. japkoslav

Posts: 1465; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Of course ... silly me.

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