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HomePod is a breakthrough speaker that adapts to its location and delivers high-fidelity audio wherever it’s playing. Together with Apple Music and Siri, it creates an entirely new way for you to discover and interact with music at home. And it can help you do everyday tasks — and control your smart home — all with just your voice.
This purposefully designed speaker creates rich, nuanced sound that defies its size. HomePod combines Apple’s custom‑engineered audio technology and advanced software to deliver precision sound that fills the room. And at less than 18 centimetres tall, HomePod fits anywhere in your home.
The Apple-designed high-excursion woofer is positioned at the top of the speaker facing upward, creating a wide range of deep bass that surpasses any traditional speaker. A six-microphone array, along with an internal bass-EQ microphone, analyses and compensates for the effect of the room on the bass response, providing rich, consistent sound. And a powerful motor drives the diaphragm a remarkable 20 millimetres, so the bass shines through even when the volume is low.
Six microphones positioned around HomePod allow it to pick up all the sound in a room. When you say “Hey Siri”, advanced signal processing, together with echo and noise cancellation, allows HomePod to hear you without the need to raise your voice — even if you’re across the room with loud music playing. After HomePod recognises the words “Hey Siri”, what you say is encrypted and sent anonymously to Apple servers without being tied to your Apple ID.
A custom-designed array of seven beamforming tweeters, each with its own amplifier, creates tremendous directional control. Placed around the base and using a folded-horn design, they send the flow of music towards the centre and then out the bottom in a 360-degree pattern, resulting in an all-encompassing sense of space. This virtually eliminates early table reflections and allows for consistent high-definition sound.
An Apple-designed A8 chip orchestrates all the remarkable audio innovations inside HomePod. Like advanced signal processing so Siri can hear you over the music. Real-time studio-level processing that maximises the bass while minimising distortion. Buffering that’s even faster than real time. And upmixing of both direct and ambient audio. You get amazing sound, every single time.
HomePod is wrapped in a seamless mesh fabric designed for aesthetic and acoustic performance. Available in white and space grey, it’s gorgeous from every angle — yet virtually transparent to the sound waves passing through it.
Setting up HomePod is quick and magical. Simply plug it in and your iOS device will detect it. Equipped with spatial awareness, HomePod automatically tunes itself to give you optimal sound — wherever it’s placed. Pair it with a second HomePod to create an unmatched stereo experience. And bring multiroom audio to your whole home with AirPlay 2.
Place HomePod anywhere in the room. With spatial awareness, it automatically analyses the acoustics, adjusts the sound based on the speaker’s location, and separates the music into direct and ambient sound. Direct sound, including the main vocals and instruments, is beamed to the middle of the room, while ambient sound is diffused into left and right channels and bounced off the wall. So the entire space is filled with rich, well-defined tones.
A HomePod stereo pair works in concert to instantly create a wider, more immersive sound stage with a significantly bigger sweet spot than traditional stereo speakers. Each HomePod automatically detects its placement in the room and precisely adjusts the music in balance with the other, from the very first song it plays. A HomePod stereo pair not only creates more room-filling sound, it also provides great bass extension, with a deeper, more accurate reproduction of low frequencies.
When you add HomePod to multiple rooms, the speakers communicate with each other through AirPlay. So you can ask Siri to play jazz in the lounge room and the Moana soundtrack in the kids’ room — or to play the same song everywhere in the house — all from where you’re standing. As you move around the house, your music can go with you — just tell Siri to move the song from one HomePod to another and you won’t miss a beat. With HomePod, you can also control any of your other AirPlay 2–compatible speakers using just your voice.
HomePod is built to bring out the best in Apple Music.1 With the intelligence of Siri and access to over 45 million songs, it learns what you like and helps you discover more music you’ll love. And that takes the listening experience to a whole new level.
Apple Music unlocks virtually every song you can imagine.1 Stream anything in our catalogue along with music from your iTunes library. And friends connected to your Wi-Fi network can stream their music straight to your HomePod. Don’t have Apple Music? Try it free for three months and cancel at any time.2
When you’re really into a song, say “Hey Siri, I like this”. The more you tell HomePod what music you like, the more Apple Music learns your taste in music. Which means you can also just say “Hey Siri, play something I’d like” to hear your favourite songs, as well as new tracks similar to the ones you like.
With AirPlay, you can play music from different streaming services, and audio from movie, video, news, sports and audiobook sources.
You can stream anything from the over 500,000 shows available through Apple Podcasts.3 Catching up on all your favourites and discovering powerful new stories is as easy as asking Siri.
Play music by artist, song, or album.
Play music by mood or genre.
Play Apple Music playlists or your own.
Listen to your favourite podcasts.
HomePod is great at helping with the things you want to know — and do — in your home. From getting the latest weather report to sending messages and controlling your smart home accessories4, Siri makes it easy to multitask with just your voice.
Whether you need the latest traffic and news updates or just want to set a timer or reminder, Siri is ready to help. While you’re getting things done around the house, you can stay in touch with text messages. And now you can schedule, cancel and stay up to date with your Calendar appointments.
Just say something like “Hey Siri, turn on the lights”. You can even ask Siri to set scenes, like ‘Good morning’, that put multiple smart home accessories to work — all at once. Just add an accessory to the Home app, then control it with your voice on HomePod.
Send and receive text messages.
Set and control timers.
Control your HomeKit accessories.
Get headline and local news.
Manage your calendar events.