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Apple HomePod Tips & Tricks: How To Use HomePod Properly

Apple HomePod Tips & Tricks: How To Use HomePod Properly

HomePod is probably the best Home speakers available in market.

While Apple made a big deal out of talking up the sound quality of their HomePod, it turned out that it failed to reinvent the wheel once consumers got their hands on it.

To my ears, the HomePod is better in the lower, bass frequencies and is impressively good at bouncing sound off walls with its seven tweeters to create an immersive stage. It's cylindrical in shape and slightly less than 7 inches tall, making it about the same size as a Sonos One, but considerably smaller than the Home Max. Apple shares are up 2.4% Monday and 21% over the past 12 months. Still, HomePods, by most accounts, have been flying off the shelves.

If you do break your HomePod cord maybe buy another one, or don't break it at all. Their testers found that Apple's speaker delivered "Very Good" audio performance but it wasn't the best sounding wireless speaker or even the best sounding smart speaker. It offers high-end audio combined with Apple's smart assistant, Siri, all packed inside a cylindrical body. Siri on the HomePod only answered 52.3 percent of queries correctly, a sharp drop off from Google Home's 81 percent success rate and even behind Alexa's 64 percent and Cortana's 57 percent. What this does is update all of your HomePod devices at the same time, in case you have multiple units. However, there are some added issues with this smart speaker.

If the Music app has been uninstalled, something Apple has allowed you to do since iOS 10, this set up process gets stuck.

Apple's smart speaker, HomePod, will hit sales shelves on February 16, 2018.

But if you already have AppleCare+, getting the speaker fixed won't cost you a thing, at least for two years from its original purchase date.

And the HomePod won't play music from popular streaming services like Pandora or Spotify. During that parade of iPhone redesigns and MacBook upgrades, it can be easy to forget that when Apple enters a new space, the company does it with swagger. It appears that you can pull the fabric mesh off with a drawstring, but everything else on the device will require tearing things apart (even if they aren't broken). These songs are both largely acoustic, and I'd say that songs from this genre perform particularly well on the HomePod.

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