Just to cut off speculation: there doesn’t seem to be any kind of sustenance in a HomePod OS bombard for installing apps or extensions. Zip
— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) July 28, 2017
Obviously, that’s not to contend a device never will. Since it runs on a full iOS smoke-stack by a bombard app called “Soundboard,” they could always patch in a ability for third parties to bucket adult their program later. If things don’t change before launch, it’s an peculiar pierce to make, generally given how late a HomePod is to a voice-controlled partner game. Both Google’s Home and Amazon’s Alexa-powered inclination concede and inspire companies to make apps that capacitate tradition interactions (Alexa has 15,000 of these “skills” and counting). It would also be a outrageous warn if a HomePod didn’t confederate during launch with a IoT HomeKit complement Apple keeps trying to make happen.
Otherwise, a firmware reveals a few things about a HomePod’s interactions. In gripping with Apple tradition, a device will support accessibility facilities including VoiceOver. Troughton-Smith believes a tip hold aspect is an LED pattern that could arrangement shapes and symbols, not only large LED lights. Onboard controls are singular to activating Siri, adjusting volume and alarms on a HomePod — a bulk of that we detected during the hands-on behind in June.
We’ve reached out to Apple for criticism and will news if we hear back.