An refurbish to HomePod program will shortly be expelled that will supplement new functionality to Apple’s intelligent speakers that launched behind in Feb 2018.
If we have nonetheless to buy a HomePod we competence be meddlesome to learn that there are rumours that Apple could launch a new HomePod subsequent spring. It competence be smaller and cheaper than a stream model.
HomePod OS 12 Release date
The HomePod program will be updated during a same time as iOS 12 launches on 17 Sep 2018.
We explain how to refurbish your HomePod in this article, though radically we will need to implement a refurbish on your HomePod around your iPhone, that will need to be regulating iOS 12 (here’s how to download iOS 12).
This isn’t a initial program refurbish to boat for a HomePod, chronicle 1.4 combined stereo sound and multi-room abilities behind in May 2018.
New HomePod features
The HomePod program refurbish will move a following new facilities and functionality, some of these updates have been announced by Apple, others have seemed in a iOS 12 beta and are expected.
- Users will be means to place phone calls directly from a HomePod (currently users have to make or take a call on an iPhone and afterwards palm it over to a HomePod).
- Users will be means to listen to voicemails on a HomePod.
- The HomePod will work with Find My iPhone so users will be means to get it to play a sound on that device (or any other Apple device we have set adult for a service) if they have unnoticed it.
- Set some-more than one timer. One of a many frustrating omissions from a HomePod was that it wasn’t probable to set some-more than one timer – as we competence have if we were cooking dinner, for example. Apple’s regulating that with a update.
- Change a WiFi network a HomePod is connected to. Right now a HomePod will automatically join a WiFi network that your iPhone is using. After a refurbish removing a HomePod to switch to another network – maybe since a one it’s on is too diseased – should be easier.
- There will also be softened denunciation support. (And on 26 Oct HomePod will launch in Spain and Mexico.)
- The HomePod will be means to send a audio from organisation FaceTime calls (once organisation FaceTime arrives).
- You’ll be means to hunt for songs by Lyrics. So, if we don’t know a song’s name, we could only say: “Hey Siri, play a strain that goes …” And quote a verse that we know.
- Trigger Siri Shortcuts around a HomePod. This will make a large disproportion to how HomePod works with your Home Automation accessories as we will be means to set off bondage of events with a singular command. For example, if we pronounced “goodnight” Siri could automatically spin off a lights, spin down a heating, and tighten a blinds (if we had a right HomeKit accessories).