The HomePod failed to get substantially (read: any) airtime at Apple’s Apple iphone 11 celebration earlier this week, but that is not to say Apple has overlooked about it totally.

In point, the HomePod is established to get a raft of new functions in advance of the 12 months is out – even if some of them really should have been existing in the 1st spot.

Kicking off the function-add this month is the introduction of radio station playback. From September 30, you may be ready to request Siri to perform a single of close to 100,000 global radio stations, and the good helper will monitor it down applying TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Radio.com.

It can be a standard characteristic of pretty much all other wise speakers, so it is really a welcome, if overdue, function.

A very little later in the calendar year, a couple more extras will be coming to the HomePod.

“Later on this tumble” Apple will be including multi-user support, permitting more than one household member be recognised by the Siri helper, as well as the introduction of audio handoff.

Ultimately the HomePod will be getting an ‘Ambient Sounds’ element that will engage in rain, birdsong and other enjoyable noises with out the have to have to beam them from an app.

All welcome capabilities then, if a couple of steps driving the smart speaker pack.



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