HomePod

HomePod setup bug afflicts some frustrated owners

An apparent bug has left some HomePod owners unable to get their new Apple smart speakers up and running. Complaints about a mysterious “Setup Failed -6722” error message surfaced soon after HomePod launched last Friday. The problem began trickling onto Apple’s support site, Reddit and other forums over the weekend. The HomePod setup bug seems related …

Apple Confirms HomePod Can Leave White Rings on Wood Surfaces With Oil or Wax Finishes

Apple has issued a statement confirming that the HomePod can possibly leave white rings on wood surfaces with an oil or wax finish. Image: Wirecutter The strange discovery was brought to light in HomePod reviews published by Wirecutter and Pocket-lint, as highlighted by VentureBeat, while at least one customer shared a picture of the same …

Professional-Grade Acoustic Tests Support Apple's Claims About HomePod's Superior Sound Distribution

HomePod acoustic tests performed by Fast Company and published Tuesday appear to support Apple’s claim that algorithms built into the smart speaker make it capable of distributing sound evenly throughout a room. According to Apple’s marketing material, music played on HomePod is evenly distributed around a room so that it sounds similar regardless of where …

Stop other HomePod users from polluting your music recommendations

Instead of recognizing the voices of various users and serving up their personal tunes, HomePod is tied to one person’s Apple Music library. That leads to an unfortunate side effect: Whenever anyone in your home tells your HomePod to play a track, that song is added to your listening history. That means your teenagers’ ironic …

Consumer Reports says HomePod doesn’t sound as good as its rivals

I thought you’d be bigger. Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac One of the most reputable tech review sites isn’t that impressed with the HomePod’s superb sound. While most reviewers have noted the HomePod as the best selling speaker they’ve ever listened too, Consumer Reports claims Google Home Max and Sonos One sound better. Apple’s HomePod …