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Topic: HomePod

How to get started with a new HomePod, and get more out of it

01/19/2019, 08:01 am

Apple's HomePod starts with a simple setup and it ends with you forgetting you didn't always have music surrounding you. In between, though, there are details to consider about that first setup and many options for when you move the HomePod to a new room. AppleInsider takes a dive into the use of Apple's latest speaker.

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Apple HomePods are on sale for $239 ($110 off) today only

01/19/2019, 01:01 am

Amazon owned Woot is kicking off the weekend with an aggressive discount on refurbished HomePods, delivering the lowest price anywhere on the smart speaker. Save $110 with free shipping for Prime members.

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Apple's HomePod launches in China and Hong Kong

01/17/2019, 07:01 pm

As promised, Apple on Friday kicked off sales of HomePod in China and Hong Kong, bringing the Siri-infused speaker to customers in the region nearly a year after the device launched in 2018.

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PSA: The HomePod now counts towards streaming limits with Apple Music

01/14/2019, 08:01 am

Sometime in 2019, Apple quietly changed how the HomePod is counted by the Apple Music service as a streaming device, resulting in a slightly more restrictive device for the end-user.

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HomePod heads to Hong Kong & mainland China on Jan. 18

01/13/2019, 05:01 pm

The HomePod, available in the U.S. for nearly a year, will at last ship to Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland on Jan. 18, Apple said in a rare Sunday announcement.

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New year, new deals: $259 Apple HomePods; $355 128GB 2018 iPads; H&R Block tax software for Mac $18

01/01/2019, 12:01 pm

Ringing in the new year, retailers are offering cash discounts on HomePods, MacBook Pros and iPads with discounts of up to $280 off. Ready to tackle tax prep? H&R Block Deluxe + State 2018 is on sale for $17.98 today only while supplies last.

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Analysts blow iPhone X sales guesses, Apple Watch saving lives -- Apple's May 2018 in review

12/28/2018, 07:12 am

Depending on when in the month you asked, and who you talked to, sales of Apple's flagship iPhone X were appalling or fantastic. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch was saving lives and Amazon's Alexa was getting even creepier. AppleInsider takes a look at Apple's May 2018 in review.

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Apple Park opens, Woz scammed, Apple Watch pummels Swiss watches -- February 2018 in Review

12/26/2018, 03:12 pm

The long-awaited and delayed HomePod finally arrived to a chorus of praise and complaints. Apple also officially moved into its spaceship campus, Woz got taken by a scammer, and the entire Swiss watch market got beaten, all in February 2018.

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Last call: $249 HomePods; $200 off 2018 MacBook Airs; $50-$100 off 2018 Mac minis; $249 iPads

12/24/2018, 11:12 am

Christmas Eve is the last day to scoop up Apple's HomePod for $249 ($100 off). Plus, save $150 to $200 on 2018 MacBook Airs with prices starting at just $1,049. Apple authorized resellers are also knocking $50 to $100 off nearly every 2018 Mac mini, while Amazon has 2018 iPads in stock for $249 while supplies last.

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YouTuber admits aspects of viral HomePod glitter bomb video were faked

12/21/2018, 10:12 am

A viral video featuring a booby-trapped HomePod box that pranked package thieves with a glitter bomb has been criticized for faking some of the reactions of the would-be "thieves," who were in fact acquaintances of friends of the video's creator.

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Siri accuracy dramatically improves in latest smart speaker showdown

12/20/2018, 11:12 pm

Siri on HomePod improved its standing in an annual smart speaker comparison carried out by analyst Gene Munster's Loup Ventures, with Apple's virtual assistant weathering a barrage of accuracy tests to place second behind Google Assistant.

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Last minute savings: $759 2018 iPad Pros, $249 2018 iPads, $100 off HomePods

12/17/2018, 10:12 am

Time is running out to snap up significant savings on Apple hardware and accessories just in time for Christmas. Find the lowest prices on 2018 MacBook Airs (starting at just $1,049 with a free USB-C hub), or save $250 to $350 on 2017 models. Apple's 2018 iPads are also on sale at $80 to $100 off, while HomePods are $249 while supplies last.

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Apple Music goes live for some on Amazon Alexa devices

12/14/2018, 01:12 pm

Three days days ahead of schedule, Amazon has made Apple Music available to at least some of its Alexa owners.

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Hot deal: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($100 off) while supplies last

12/12/2018, 12:12 am

After originally selling out, B&H has brought back the incredibly popular $249 deal on Apple's HomePod with free expedited delivery. What's more, B&H will not collect sales tax in many states. Supplies are limited, so grab this deal while you can.

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Amazon Alexa & Google's Assistant are inexcusably terrible at knowing when they're called

12/11/2018, 10:12 am

As smart speakers continue to encroach into our lives, the cheaper ones from Google and Amazon need to get better at knowing when we do and don't want them to speak up.

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HomePod destined for launch in China and Hong Kong in early 2019

12/05/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple will be bringing the HomePod to China and Hong Kong, the company has announced, with the major markets set to be the next two regions where the smart speaker will be sold.

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Holiday gift guide 2018: Speakers that are sure to please the music lover on your shopping list

12/04/2018, 02:12 pm

Speakers are probably one of the easiest gift choices. You can spend a little on a portable Bluetooth speaker, or practically infinite amounts on whole-home audio. AppleInsider rounds up the best speaker gift ideas for this holiday season.

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Apple details Siri's machine learning upgrades for better listening on HomePod

12/03/2018, 11:12 am

Apple on Monday updated its Machine Learning Journal with a post by the company's Siri speech and audio software engineering teams, explaining how the company uses machine learning to help the HomePod hear people under tougher circumstances than iPhones and iPads.

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Lowest price ever: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($100 off) with no tax in most states

11/14/2018, 12:11 am

Black Friday deals are in effect now with Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 at Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo after a $100 cash discount. What's more, B&H will not collect sales tax in many states, and shipping is free. Supplies are limited at the special price, and the offer is likely to sell out.

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Apple HomePods are on sale for $269 ($80 off) today only

11/03/2018, 04:11 pm

Woot is knocking $80 off Apple's HomePod in open box condition today only. Now $269.99 while supplies last, this is the lowest price anywhere for the smart speaker. Since Woot is owned by Amazon, Prime members can also take advantage of free shipping for added value.

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