In additi to iOS 12, Apple has released an important update for HomePod that allows important functis to be used other smart speakers. Siri HomePod is now able to ctrol multiple named timers – a staple feature of Amaz's Alexa-powered Echo – which is especially useful when cooking or tracking time.
HomePod also offers the possibility to ping your lost iPhe, make and receive phe calls and fully support Siri Shortcuts. HomePod could previously be used as a speakerphe for calls, but ly after you had called or respded to the iPhe and re-transmitted the audio.
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Here is the complete list of new features now HomePod:
Search for lyrics:In additi to asking Siri to play a certain sg, artist or genre, it is now easy to ask Siri to "play the sg that goes like that …" or ask Siri for "the sg that is going to play ". I am a rebel ly for kicking now. & # 39; "1 Set multiple timers:HomePod now supports multiple named timers. Set a timer for the cake, another for lasagne and another as a reminder to dim the lights – with ly your voice. Call and receive phe calls:Use HomePod cveniently to make and receive calls for clear and clear sound quality. To call, just ask Siri to call somee from Ctacts or say the number you want to call. Incoming calls are automatically forwarded from the iPhe to HomePod – just ask Siri to answer the phe – and for missed calls it's as easy as asking: "Hey Siri, who just called?" With the audio picker the iPhe, calls can be moved HomePod to iPhe at any time. Find my iphe:The popular Apple feature comes to HomePod, allowing users to ping their devices in the neighborhood to find them. Siri quick couplings:Shortcuts opens a world of apps to work HomePod. While Siri teaches routines and & # 39; shortcuts & # 39; presents iPhe and iPad, the same shortcuts are now available HomePod. Persalizing shortcuts for HomePod with a range of tasks is easy with a new Shortcuts app. For exle, "Hey Siri, good morning" can do a morning routine and order coffee in the app of a coffee shop, switch the kitchen lighting from the Home app and share the first few appointments for the day – all with e simple, customizable assignment.
HomePod also receives support for more languages in more regis, including "Spanish in the US, Spain and Mexico, and extends Canadian support with Canadian French." HomePod is currently being sold in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France and Germany. Next mth, HomePod will also be sold in Mexico and Spain.
Earlier HomePod software updates introduced support for linking two HomePods in stereo mode, AirPlay 2 display with Siri other devices, calendar support and more.
HomePod is automatically updated automatically or you can start the software update immediately by going to the Home app iPhe, iPad or Mac to manually check for software updates.
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