The HomePod did not get a lot (learn: any) airtime at Apple’s iPhone 11 occasion earlier this week, however that is to not say Apple has forgotten about it completely.
In truth, the HomePod is about to get a raft of latest options earlier than the yr is out – even when a few of them ought to have been current within the first place.
Kicking off the feature-add this month is the introduction of radio station playback. From September 30, you can ask Siri to play one among round 100,000 world radio stations, and the good helper will monitor it down utilizing TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Radio.com.
It is an ordinary function of virtually all different good audio system, so it is a welcome, if overdue, function.
A bit later within the yr, a couple of extra extras will likely be coming to the HomePod.
“Later this fall” Apple will likely be including multi-user assist, letting multiple member of the family be recognised by the Siri helper, in addition to the introduction of music handoff.
Lastly the HomePod will likely be getting an ‘Ambient Sounds’ function that can play rain, birdsong and different stress-free noises with out the necessity to beam them from an app.
All welcome options then, if a couple of steps behind the good speaker pack.