With the news that Apple is discontinuing the original HomePod I thought I’d share my use of the two that I have. I picked one up for the home office on launch day pretty much and was blown away by the sound quality. I’d never heard something sound so good for it’s size. It satContinue reading “How I use the Apple HomePod”
I’ve seen a few posts about the HomePod and realised I’d had mine for over 2 years now and still use them almost daily. We have one in the kitchen and another in the home office. The one in the office I AirPlay to from my iPhone or Mac every single day I’m working. TheContinue reading “2 years with the HomePod”
Each time my HomePod says “huh, what did you say?” when I haven’t said the magic word I keep meaning to write this post so I’m finally doing it. You can disable “hey Siri” on the iPad and touch the top instead, here’s how you do it. Fire up the Home app and tap onContinue reading “How to stop Siri listening on the HomePod”
Our Sony soundbar has been playing up for a while but I decided we needed to replace it when the speakers started to stop working well at low levels. The infrared had already broken so it was time. I looked around and without spending £600 Plus I just couldn’t find something that I liked. ItContinue reading “Using a HomePod as a soundbar replacement”
Nothing available but looking at the store here in the uk it’s just a matter when they’ll add stock. Guessing they will be £299.
The home app isn’t the most intuitive bit of software from Apple. I wanted to unpair my new HomePod and it wasn’t immediately obvious. Here’s how Tap on the home app Long hold on the paired HomePod icon Tap details Scroll to the bottom and you’ll see ungroup accessories Tap
I’ve been loving having a quality audio experience in my home office, as I wrote about before but the more I used it the more I loved having it in the office. The issue I had is that I took it from the kitchen where the whole family could enjoy it. We had gotten used toContinue reading “Why I bought a second HomePod”
With iOS 11.4 Apple have enabled AirPlay 2 and the ability to pair two HomePods to create multi-room or stereo pairing two of them together. I’m currently strategising on how I can pick up another one (selling Sonos and some old gadgets to fund it) but here is Jason Snells take on the update.
With any Apple purchase I have to have that internal dialogue of “Do I really need Apple Care +?”. On something like an iPad Pro or iPhone X the answer is an obvious YES but on a device that lives at home what should you do? I chose YES and I feel that if likeContinue reading “Should you buy Apple Care + for the HomePod?”
I’m in a love hate relationship with SIRI. Up until I got the HomePod I’d all but stopped using it on my iPhone, frustrated at the limitations and lack of seemingly being able to understand me. It was another story in the car though, with CarPlay I was using it all the time to getContinue reading “Is SIRI any good on the HomePod?”