Apple HomePod review

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Published on February 6, 2018

The HomePod is Apple’s answer to the Amazon Echo, the Google Home, the Sonos One, and every other smart speaker out there with a voice assistant built-in. It’s a $349 speaker with Siri built-in — the basic idea is pretty simple. It comes in two colors, it’s covered in a spongy fabric with a touch display at the top, and it’s surprisingly heavy. The HomePod will be released February 9th.

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20 comments

  • The Verge 5 months ago

    A lot of people are asking about Spotify. While it’s true you can AirPlay Spotify (and other services) from your phone, you can’t ask Siri to play a song from Spotify, and you lose most of the voice controls apart from play, pause, and volume when you do that. In which case, it might as well be a Bluetooth speaker. – Nilay

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  • Max Bardus 5 months ago

    I am not anti apple guy, I use mac, but this homepod drives me nuts. Being so restricted, no Android support. Please don’t buy it!

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  • Austin Burcham 5 months ago

    house goals 👀

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  • djgcue 5 months ago

    Very informative review, saved me $349

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  • John Lee 5 months ago

    Apple’s next ad: What’s a speaker?

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  • Isaac Golden 5 months ago

    Apple Music is on Android too tho

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  • LORD SAIYAN 5 months ago

    This guy can be brutally honest . i can tell that much. which is good .

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  • cluffer56 5 months ago

    your home is beautiful

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  • Ezekielo Tech Vlogs 5 months ago

    Holly Crap!!!! all the limitations bugs me for such a great sounding speaker.

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  • Leica Dad 5 months ago

    Best honest  HomePod review by far!

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  • SuperSaf TV 5 months ago

    Damn Nilay, is that your house? 😲 Also good review 👍

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  • OrangeToGo 5 months ago

    The verge reviews are the best ;D

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  • TEK 5 months ago

    If you want really good audio with more features then this HomePod then do this

    1. Buy the Edifier R1700BT – it’s 2 bookshelf speakers with Bluetooth and a remote.
    2. Get an echo dot.

    All this costs much less then the HomePod and will provide amazing audio. But you don’t get 360 audio and it’s not as portable.

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  • e 5 months ago

    damn I want the HomePod looks nice

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  • Steve Han 5 months ago

    Um, no, Apple music is supported on both Android and PC

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  • Cullen Merritt 5 months ago

    Apple way over did the price!!!!! Google can connect to other speakers to make subs quality better

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  • Cullen Merritt 5 months ago

    Don’t buy it!!!!

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  • Jesse Abraham 5 months ago

    Best thing to do is just buy a google home mini, and plug it into a real speaker system and presto. Any speaker your like + $40 google home instantly beats this thing.

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  • Emre GoesYT 5 months ago

    Duuude your house is amazing!! House tour please !! 😂🙋🏻‍♂️🙏🏼

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  • xTrap 5 months ago

    *Where Is Donald Duck?*

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