”The best-sounding, most music-oriented smart speaker currently available.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ – 5 Star review. Tested at £330
Welcome to a smarter way of doing things – the Apple HomePod. Controlling the Apple HomePod is easy – just say ‘Hey Siri’. Siri can play your favourite music, send and read texts, set a timer, relay the news, tell you about calendar events and, when used with HomeKit accessories, operate smart household devices such as lights, lock and thermostats.
Turning audio on its head
Unlike most speakers, the HomePod places the bass woofer above the tweeter array. Using perfect speaker alignment, the HomePod effortlessly fills the room with precise, distortion-free sound. Thanks to no fewer than seven tweeters, the sound is totally 360-degrees, meaning you get a rich, full sound wherever you are in the room.
Powerful bass from a compact speaker
Featuring a high-excursion woofer, the HomePod punches hard. The speaker may be small but, thanks to its long travel it shifts enough air to give a deep, rich bass that’s uncanny for such a compact speaker. Six microphones and an internal bass-EQ microphone analyse the room acoustics and adjust the sound for a smooth, consistent bass response.
The best sound in any room – automatically
Although this is one of the most sophisticated smart speakers on the market, the HomePod doesn’t make a great show of it. Setting up is as easy as it can be. Simply plug in to the mains and your Apple iPhone or iPod will detect it. Play the first track of music and the HomePod automatically adjusts its settings to match the room’s acoustics – no fiddly tuning required!
For an even more immersive sound, link two HomePods for stereo. Ideal in a larger room or simply for greater realism, stereo HomePods give a broader, more immersive sound.
Make it multi-room
Used in conjunction with Apple AirPlay 2, the HomePod becomes part of a multi-room music system. Link up with other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers and you get to enjoy wireless music all around your home – all under the effortless control of your Apple device.
A whole world of Apple Music
Designed to get the very best from Apple Music, the HomePod is your gateway to the music you love. With intelligent access to over 45 million songs, there’s something for everyone on Apple Music. The intelligent system also learns your favourite music and can make similar, or different, suggestions; meaning you’ll always experience new music.
Stream audio with AirPlay
Connect your Mac or iOS device via AirPlay and you can stream a vast range of content. From your stored iTunes music collection to sites such as BBC iPlayer Radio, Spotify, Audible and Amazon Music. You can also stream over 500,000 podcasts through Apple Podcasts.
Powerful A8 chip
Using Apple’s own A8 chip, the HomePod is the smartest speaker currently out there. The powerful processing means that Siri can easily hear you over the music and is ready to take commands. Real-time studio-level processing maximises bass while also minimising distortion – adapting to your room’s acoustics.
Control your home
Working in conjunction with compatible HomeKit accessories, the HomePod can also take control of your smart home devices. Alter your Philips Hue lighting settings or adjust your Honeywell thermostat – all via a simple voice command to Siri.
Make the most of Apple Music and take control of your smart home, with the Apple HomePod.