Apple HomePod (Space Gray)

Apple HomePod (Space Gray)
Key Features
  • Apple-Designed Woofer
  • Array of Seven Beamforming Tweeters
  • Six-Microphone Array for Far-Field Voice
  • Siri-Enabled Intelligent Assistant
The space gray Apple HomePod is a wireless music speaker, a smart home hub, and a Siri-enabled intelligent assistant all rolled into one device.
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Apple HomePod Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Deep Bass
  • 3Seven Tweeters
  • 4Apple A8 Chip
  • 5Stylish Design
  • 6Spatial Awareness
  • 7Apple Music
  • 8Touch Surface
  • 9Siri
  • 10Calls & Texts
  • 11HomeKit

The space gray Apple HomePod is a wireless music speaker, a smart home hub, and a Siri-enabled intelligent assistant all rolled into one device.

Packed with Apple-engineered audio technology, HomePod uses advanced software for real-time acoustic modeling, audio beamforming, echo cancellation, and more. Powered by the Apple A8 chip, the HomePod delivers a wide, spacious soundstage. Using spatial awareness to sense its location in the room, the HomePod automatically adjusts the audio to sound optimal wherever it's placed. The large Apple-designed woofer delivers deep, clean bass while the custom array of seven beamforming tweeters provide pure high frequency acoustics with directional control. The array of six microphones can pick up your "Hey Siri" from across the room, even when loud music is playing.

Paired with an Apple Music subscription (sold separately), the HomePod provides access to up to 45 million songs. It also learns preferences and tastes that are shared across devices. Using Siri to deliver deep knowledge of artists, songs, albums, and more, HomePod can handle advanced searches within Apple Music's catalog, so users can ask questions like, "Hey Siri, when was this song released?" or "Hey Siri, can you play something totally different?" to change the mood.

The HomePod is more than just a wireless speaker. It has Siri built-in so you can send messages, set timers and reminders, and check the weather — all with just your voice. The latest business news, headlines, and sports updates stream directly to the HomePod from popular media sources, like NPR, CNN, ESPN, and more. HomePod can also be used as a speakerphone with the Apple iPhone for a hands-free conversation.

With HomeKit support, HomePod can control multiple home devices and control a number of different accessories at the same time. HomePod can turn on the lights, raise the shades, set the desired temperature, and more. You can even enable remote access and automations for certain times of the day.

The HomePod features 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 technology. It is compatible with the iPhone 5s and later, iPad (5th gen) or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPad mini 2 or later, or iPod touch (6th gen), running iOS 11.2.5 or later.

Deep Bass
The high-excursion woofer with a custom amplifier can play a wide range of deep, rich bass. A powerful motor drives the diaphragm a full 20mm. Meanwhile, HomePod uses an advanced algorithm that continuously analyzes the music and dynamically tunes the low frequencies for smooth, immersive sound.
Seven Tweeters
The 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 directional control. The seven tweeters create an all-encompassing sense of space and consistent, high-fidelity audio in the room.
Apple A8 Chip
An Apple-designed A8 chip powers the HomePod and its complex audio features, like real-time modeling of the woofer mechanics, buffering faster than real time, upmixing both direct and ambient audio, beamforming so the microphone can hear you over the music, and advanced echo cancellation.
Stylish Design
The HomePod is wrapped in a seamless mesh fabric designed for both aesthetics and acoustic performance. It also stands just under seven inches tall for a compact design.
Spatial Awareness
Setting up the HomePod is quick and easy. Simply plug it in and your iOS device will detect it. Equipped with spatial awareness, HomePod automatically analyzes 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. It can even hear your requests from across the room while loud songs are playing.
Apple Music
With an Apple Music subscription (sold separately), you'll have access to over 45 million songs. Siri helps you find exactly what you want to hear and what you want to hear next, including new music across a wide range of genres and moods. And friends connected to your Wi-Fi network can stream their music right to your HomePod.

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, 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 right where you left them.
Touch Surface
Tap the top of the 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.
With Siri, you'll be able to set timers, convert measurements, get translations, get live news, sports, weather, and traffic. You can also create lists that anyone can add to.
Calls & Texts
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.

Apple HomePod Specs

Smart Specs
Virtual Assistant
Apple AirPlay
OS Compatibility
Apple A8
Supported Audio Formats
AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, FLAC, HE-AAC, MP3, Protected AAC (M4P), WAV (LPCM)
Number of Microphones
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi Bands
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.6 x 6.8" / 14.22 x 17.27 cm
5.5 lb / 2.49 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
8.72 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.2 x 8.75 x 8.7"

Apple HomePod Reviews

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Sonos Ones vs. HomePod? How about 2xSonos Ones in ...

Sonos Ones vs. HomePod? How about 2xSonos Ones in stereo vs. 1 HomePod vs. 2 HomePods in stereo?
Asked by: TJ
I would say overall 2 homepods would provide louder sound and more bass.
Answered by: Bennie
Date published: 2021-02-01

Right now I have a old Marantz(10 yrs plus, but ...

Right now I have a old Marantz(10 yrs plus, but HDMI) and is on it’s 3rd AppleTV(Newest, 4K 64 bit). I’m buying a new Marantz NR1510 from you guys in April. Will a pair of Home Pods work with the new Marantz running with my Apple TV?
Asked by: Kerry
Apple HomePods will not connect to your Marantz receiver (old or new). They are designed to work with an Apple TV directly and within the Apple ecosystem of products.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2021-01-29

Please explain how the Home Pods get their power?

Please explain how the Home Pods get their power?
Asked by: Kerry
Via the in power cable.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2021-01-27

Is a power cord included in the box?

Is a power cord included in the box?
Asked by: Kerry
Indeed it is. An AC power cable is included.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2021-01-28

Can you stream Spotify audio to HomePod?

Can you stream Spotify audio to HomePod?
Asked by: Gonzalo
Any music you can play on your iPhone from iTunes or Spotify or Tidal or any other music streaming service can be played through your phone and streamed to your HomePod. (PS the highest quality sound is the non compressed FLAC music from Tidal. Check it out with their free trial offer.
Answered by: Bill
Date published: 2020-10-17

Can you pair 2 home pods ?

Can you pair 2 home pods ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. Use the associated Apple Home app to creat a left and right stereo pair.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-08-07

How many iPhones can be used?

How many iPhones can be used?
Asked by: Glenn
If they are defined in your home app multiple users can control it.
Answered by: Peter
Date published: 2020-07-14

How can I listen to my favorite radio station on ...

How can I listen to my favorite radio station on the HomePod?
Asked by: Glenn
As others have said, you can play the station via an app or Air play from a phone, iPad or Mac.
Answered by: Bennie
Date published: 2020-07-13
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