Yes, it can.
- Answered by Stephanie B
- 7 Apr 2020
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Yes, it can.
Yes. The stereo HomePods will act as one unified powerhouse HomePod. The other HomePod will be separate from this.
Yes absolutely. She can pretty much do anything your phone can.
Yes you can. No there are no issues with syncing sound with the timing of the video. The HomePod calibrates with the video content to address this, so you will not experience any latency between the audio and video streams.
Yes, it does.
No. It is not. Keep all liquids away from it.
Sure- You can Airplay everything. Either Apple Music or most about any other streaming service, or iTunes if you still use it. You can also use it through your Apple TV.
The Home app contains a bunch of ways to control Siri, which you can turn on or off:
Listen for"Hey Siri"
Touch and Hold for Siri
Light When Using Siri
Sound When Using Siri
Under that is "About Siri and Privacy"
There is no bluetooth or physical inputs on Homepods. That is because there are plenty of cheaper bluetooth speakers out there. But none of them sound as good as a pair (or even one) of Homepods.
No, there are no ways to connect HomePod via jacks to any other input OR output devices. It connects via wifi only.
That said, have you listened to a HomePod? It's been tested by audiophiles and rated as the full equal of other systems that, in some cases, cost considerably more. I'm sure there are other, higher-quality systems, also higher-priced; dollar for dollar, the HomePod is pretty amazing.
Homepod can be used for an output device for anything using Airplay. But I don't think it is setup to work as an input device, as it is designed to listen for "hey Siri" in order to perform any of its functions. With all the built in mics it has, such capability would be nice, though, as it does activate the mics for use in phone calls.
You can't turn off the mics, but you can turn off "Hey Siri" and "Touch and Hold for Siri" and "turn off personal requests." Of course, once you do all of that, you've effectively rendered your "smart" speaker into a "dumb" one, albeit one with superb audio quality.
However, you can always use Siri on your iPhone or other device to find music to play or pretty much anything Siri will do, over Airplay 2.