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Apple Shares New HomePod Tutorial Videos on YouTube

Following the launch of the HomePod, Apple updated its dedicated YouTube support channel with three new tutorials for the smart speaker, walking users through features like using Siri to play music, using the HomePod's touch controls, and adjusting the HomePod settings.

Each tutorial video is about a minute in length, and in the description, Apple links relevant support documents, which can be useful for finding additional HomePod documentation.






Apple's YouTube support channel, introduced back in November, is where Apple shares tutorial videos that are designed to provide users with tips on using their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other devices.

Along with the new HomePod videos, Apple has in the past shared quick tips on features like 3D Touch, iCloud backups, editing videos, sending emails, signing documents, taking screenshots, deleting photos, and more.

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8 months ago
I absolutely love my Homepod. Using Siri to do the basics is a breeze, but I don't need her to give me the quadratic formula... unlike most people.
Rating: 8 Votes
8 months ago
Loving my HomePod. But it did get me thinking: wouldn’t it be good if Home let you automate HomePod? It appears as a HomeKit device, but you can’t control it at all. I’m thinking something like “create a scene for good morning” so you say “hey Siri, good morning” and the scene:

* Says “good morning”
* Reads the latest news
* After news, plays my morning mix, or some internet radio station

And if you had other devices you could open the blinds, or turn on lights etc.
Rating: 7 Votes
8 months ago

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Following the launch of the HomePod, Apple updated its dedicated YouTube support channel with three new tutorials for the smart speaker, walking users through features like using Siri to play music, using the HomePod's touch controls, and adjusting the HomePod settings.

Each tutorial video is about a minute in length, and in the description, Apple links relevant support documents, which can be useful for finding additional HomePod documentation.

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Apple's YouTube support channel, introduced back in November ('//www.macrumors.com/2017/11/28/apple-launches-apple-support-youtube-channel/'), is where Apple shares tutorial videos that are designed to provide users with tips on using their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other devices.

Along with the new HomePod videos, Apple has in the past shared quick tips on features like 3D Touch, iCloud backups, editing videos, sending emails, signing documents, taking screenshots, deleting photos, and more.

Article Link: Apple Shares New HomePod Tutorial Videos on YouTube ('//www.macrumors.com/2018/02/10/apple-youtube-homepod-tutorial-videos/')

[doublepost=1518298014][/doublepost]My new HomePod is sitting about 5 feet away and these videos were driving it nuts. "Hey Siri" must be said 20 times.
Rating: 7 Votes
8 months ago
What about "How to use Siri for anything other than music?" :apple:
Rating: 5 Votes
8 months ago

Until Siri can start talking dirty to me I am not sold.
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I also want Siri to watch my kids while I am out drinking and do my taxes for me. If it can't do that then what the hell is it for?


Another new member Siri Defender. This trend is increasing. ;)
Rating: 3 Votes
8 months ago
This thing is way to expensive for what it does. A speaker that you can talk to, to play music and read you news. I am sorry. I just don't get it. How does this compete with Amazon at all? Is this a Sonos competitor or an Echo competitor? If the ansewer is Echo, this is a big time fail until it can be used with Amazons services. Unless Apple plans on buying Target or something.
Rating: 3 Votes
8 months ago

I absolutely love my Homepod. Using Siri to do the basics is a breeze, but I don't need her to give me the quadratic formula... unlike most people.


I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that feels this way. I don't need it to play games with me as I have real friends to play games with or I can use my video game machine.

Siri does all the basic things I need from it. I don't need it to order a pizza for me or any myriad number of other tasks. I just need it to do basic tasks and it does those well.

I am going to enjoy the feature of being able to just tell Siri to add things to my shopping list and it appears on my iPhone though.

I'm not all about letting technology take over my life.
Rating: 2 Votes
8 months ago
2 Missing tutorials:

* How to use HomePod with your Mac.
* How to use HomePod for broadcast TV.
Rating: 2 Votes
8 months ago

What about "How to use Siri for anything other than music?" :apple:

Until Siri can start talking dirty to me I am not sold.
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What about "How to use Siri for anything other than music?" :apple:

I also want Siri to watch my kids while I am out drinking and do my taxes for me. If it can't do that then what the hell is it for?
Rating: 2 Votes
8 months ago

Yeah, the Music tutorial video triggered my HomePod to start playing music.


I'm hoping you enjoyed "Chill Music" Radio as much as I did.

Seriously though, I can't believe Apple doen't have family member / user voice recognition built-in considering the Burger King commercial ('https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/business/burger-king-tv-ad-google-home.html') that was designed to "Ok Google" and the entire South Park episode that was made to troll Alexa users ('https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/16/16318694/south-park-amazon-alexa-google-home') by adding random (inappropriate) things to Alexa shopping carts / create early morning alarms. I feel like it's a very short time before a Samsung commercial is trolling HomePod users by requesting certain songs.
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There is an option there for "Sound Check"... so far no one can explain what it is for. By default it is off.


It's the same thing as Sound Check in your music settings on iOS and iTunes on Mac. It checks the sound levels of the various songs to ensure the volume is consistent during playback. If you've ever watched TV and suddenly a commercial comes on and it's 10x louder than the show you're watching, it's basically preventing that, but with music. Music from various sources / various forms of encoding can have different base volumes. They want to make sure that if a song is quieter, that they increase the volume of it so that you don't turn up the sound a lot and the next song comes on and you're suddenly blasting the volume really high.

If you're only using Apple Music tracks as a source, they've likely already normalized the volume. If you're jumping between sources via AirPlay, it might be more useful to turn it on.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201724
Rating: 1 Votes

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