HomePod - Space Grey
The ultimate music authority.
HomePod is built to bring out the best in Apple Music. Just ask Siri and you can play pretty much any song you can imagine.1
- 172 mm (6.8 inches) high
- 142 mm (5.6 inches) wide
- Weight: 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds)
- High-excursion woofer with custom amplifier
- Array of seven horn-loaded tweeters, each with its own custom amplifier
- Six-microphone array for far‑field Siri
- Internal low-frequency calibration microphone for automatic bass correction
- Direct and ambient audio beamforming
- Transparent studio-level dynamic processing
- Stereo pair capable
- Apple Music1
- iTunes Music Purchases
- iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription
- Beats 1 Live Radio
- Apple Podcasts
- AirPlay other content to HomePod from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and Mac
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO
- Direct guest access2
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Multi-room speaker support with AirPlay 23
- English (Australia, Canada, UK, US), Mandarin (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Spanish (Mexico, Spain, US), Japanese
does the home pod have an equaliser control to enable preferred sound output
- Asked by Rob B from enfield
- on 27 Oct 2019
AnswerNot on the device. When using AirPlay, you can set an equaliser preset from your iPhone.
- Answered by Nathan M
- on 28 Oct 2019
Can I use HomePod as the input device for voice control of iPhone iPad and Mac
- Asked by Guy R from Warriewood
- on 21 Nov 2019
Can I play BBC Radio 4 through HomePod?
- Asked by WMM R from Windermere
- on 14 Sep 2018
AnswerWith iOS 13.2 on iPhone and HomePod there is now a simple way of adding this (even if native support
With iOS 13.2 on iPhone and HomePod there is now a simple way of adding this (even if native support would be appreciated).
I use the following shortcut with the Receiver Radio app but is should work with any radio app that has support for Apple Shortcuts or Siri. You need to have saved particular stations as favourites.
Open the Shortcuts app. Click the plus button to create a new shortcut. Next, click ‘add action’. Choose ‘Apps’ and scroll to Receiver. As you have a set of favourite stations saved, choose the one you want the Shortcut to play. Deselect ‘show when run’ in the action sheet you have just created. Now click the plus button to add the next step, which transfers your station to HomePod. Click back from Receiver and Apps until you see the options palette again. Go to ‘Media’ and search for ‘hand off playback’ (you can do this from the search field on the main screen too). Add the ‘Hand Off’ action to your shortcut. You’ll see an instruction which says ‘Hand off playback from SOURCE to DESTINATION’. Click source and choose iPhone. Click destination and choose HomePod.
Finally, click the blue ellipsis beside ‘New Shortcut’ to give your shortcut a name, which will be used when you ask Siri to play. So, something like ‘play BBC Radio Four’. Save the shortcut and you’re done.
Now, simply say ‘Hey Siri, play BBC Radio Four’ and the Shortcuts app will invisibly transfer playback from your phone to HomePod.
- Answered by Stephen K from Belfast
- on 1 Nov 2019
Am I able to connect HomePod to a 3rd party speaker; to enable using Siri functionality but have the audio routed to another, higher-quality speaker?
- Asked by Joe R from Glasgow
- on 19 Aug 2019
AnswerNo, there are no ways to connect HomePod via jacks to any other input OR output devices. It connects
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.
2 Answers(Am I able to connect HomePod to a 3rd party speaker; to enable using Siri functionality but have the audio routed to another, higher-quality speaker?)
- Answered by John A from NEW YORK
- on 28 Aug 2019
Can I use home hub to play music from Apple Music app
- Asked by Jacqueline L from BEDFORD
- on 5 Oct 2019
- Answered by Holly P
- on 8 Oct 2019