HomePod is a powerful speaker that sounds amazing and
adapts to wherever it’s playing. It’s the ultimate music
authority, bringing together Apple Music and Siri to learn your
taste in music. It’s also an intelligent home assistant, capable
of handling everyday tasks — and controlling your smart
home. HomePod takes the listening experience to a whole
new level. And that’s just the beginning.
Apple completely reimagined how music should sound
in the home. HomePod combines Apple-engineered
audio technology and advanced software to deliver the
highest-fidelity sound throughout the room, anywhere it’s
placed. This elegantly designed, compact speaker totally
rocks the house.
Apple built the high-excursion woofer with a custom amplifier to play a
wide range of deep, rich bass. A powerful motor drives the diaphragm a full
20 millimetres — remarkable for a speaker this size. Meanwhile, HomePod
uses an advanced algorithm that continuously analyses the music and
dynamically tunes the low frequencies for smooth, immersive sound.
HomePod has a unique array of seven beamforming tweeters. Each with
its own amplifier and transducer. And each custom designed with a
precision acoustic horn that focuses sound for tremendous directional
control. Creating an all-encompassing sense of space — and consistent,
high-fidelity audio everywhere in the room.
An Apple-designed A8 chip powers the most complex audio innovations
in HomePod. Like real-time modelling of the woofer mechanics.
Buffering that’s even faster than real time. Upmixing of both direct and
ambient audio. Beamforming so the microphone can hear you over the
music. And advanced echo cancellation. So you get amazing sound
without even thinking about it.
HomePod is wrapped in a seamless mesh fabric designed for both
aesthetic and acoustic performance. Available in white and space grey,
it’s gorgeous from every angle — yet virtually transparent to the music.
And at under 18 centimetres tall, it can fit anywhere in your home.
Setting up HomePod is quick and magical. Simply plug it in
and your iOS device will detect it. Equipped with spatial
awareness, HomePod automatically adjusts to give you
optimal sound — wherever it’s placed. It can even hear your
requests from across the room while loud songs are playing.
All you need to do is enjoy your music.
Place HomePod anywhere in the room. 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 is beamed
to the middle of the room, while ambient sound is diffused into left and right
channels and bounced off the wall. So your music sounds amazing,
wherever you are in the room.
Put another HomePod in the same room and they automatically detect and
balance each other. With advanced beamforming capabilities, a HomePod pair is
able to create a wider, more immersive soundstage than a traditional stereo pair.
When you add HomePod to more than one room, the speakers
communicate with each other through AirPlay 2. Play the same music
everywhere or play different songs in different rooms. You can also control
any other AirPlay 2–compatible speakers.
HomePod is built to bring out the best in Apple Music.1
With the intelligence of Siri and access to virtually all the
world’s songs, it’s like having your very own musicologist
who learns and plays what you like, and helps you
discover music you love.
Apple Music unlocks virtually every song you can imagine from over
2 million artists.1 Siri helps you search, find exactly what you want — from
the biggest hits to the deepest cuts — and discover new music across
a huge range of genres and moods. And friends connected to your Wi-Fi
network can stream their music straight to HomePod, so everyone has a
say in what song plays next.
When you’re really into a song, say “Hey Siri, I like this” or “Hey Siri, add
this to my party playlist”. Based on what you say and play, Apple Music
learns your taste in music.1 Which means you can also just let it pick the
songs. And when you open Apple Music on any other device, your playlists
and preferences are just where you left them.
Tap the top of HomePod to play, pause, skip a song or adjust the
volume. Touch and hold the top to talk to Siri. You’ll know Siri is
listening by the LED waveform that animates with your every word.
HomePod is great at playing your music. But it can also tell
you the latest news, traffic, sport and weather. Set
reminders and tasks. Send messages. Hand off phone calls.
And HomePod is a hub for controlling your smart home
accessories — from a single light bulb to the whole house
— with just your voice.2
Because it has Siri, HomePod is great at the things you want to know,
and do, in your home. Set timers. Convert measurements. And get live
news, sport, weather and traffic. You can also create lists that anyone
can add to.
Use HomePod to send messages using just your voice. And when you
receive a text, Siri can read it to you. For hands-free conversations, start
or receive a call on your iPhone and hand it off to HomePod.
Just say “Hey Siri, turn on the lights” or “Hey Siri, make the room cooler”.
You can even ask Siri to set scenes, like “Good morning”, that put multiple
accessories to work — all at once. A wide range of accessories work with
Apple’s HomeKit platform. Just add an accessory to the Home app, then
control it with your voice on HomePod.