Apple is rolling out the major HomePod 17 software update which mainly focuses on enhancing the standard and mini device experience. Notably, the company has implemented a handful of changes and features that will breathe new life into the respective smart gadgets.
The information hints that the Apple HomePod 17 software update can now open up an AirPlay session using the Siri command. Consequently, this action will let you easily manage your favorite songs on music apps such as Spotify. But you have to ensure that the HomePod is connected to a device running iOS 17 or iPadOS 17.
Other than that, you will find the following features:
- Siri support for AirPlay allows you to start an AirPlay session from your iPhone or iPad directly on your HomePod using just your voice, so you can play an even wider range of third-party music services on your HomePod.
- New call controls enable you to mute or unmute a call on HomePod.
- Enhance Dialogue on HomePod (2nd generation) gives you the option to hear spoken voices more clearly over background sounds when paired with Apple TV 4K.
On the other hand, the update includes bug fixes and stability improvements so that you may not face any kind of interruption while using the device.