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HomePod 2 review, Aqara Matter update, & more

HomeKit Insider

This week on the Homekit Insider Podcast, your hosts dive into our review of the updated HomePod, talk about Aqara's Matter update, and cover more smart home news.

This week Aqara started its phased rollout of its 4.0.0 software update, bringing Matter support to the M2 hubs. Other Aqara hubs will follow in the coming months.

LG also expanded its HomeKit and AirPlay functionality within its webOS software to third-party TV sets. This will improve the availability of Apple's smart home platform to more TVs.

New rumors this week suggest Apple is still hard at work on the revamped HomeKit architecture, with a launch in iOS 16.4 likely. Code snippets were discovered in the latest update that seemed to suggest this proposed launch.

Finally, we walk through our review of the 2023 HomePod, including how it may fair against rumored Sonos speakers.

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