Apple Releases New 13.3 Software for HomePod

Tuesday December 10, 2019 9:25 AM PST by Juli Clover

Alongside iOS and iPadOS 13.3, Apple has released new 13.3 software for the HomePod, with some bug fixes and performance improvements that build upon ‌HomePod‌ features introduced in earlier iOS 13 software releases.

Today's update improves the ability of ‌HomePod‌ to recognize the voice profile of family members, it allows individual family members to enable or disable personal requests, and it fixes an issue that could prevent music playback from resuming on a stereo pair following a call.


The new ‌‌‌HomePod‌‌‌ software will be installed automatically on the ‌‌‌HomePod‌‌‌, but you can also manually update and check your software version by following the instructions in our HomePod software how to.

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17 weeks ago


The buggy Homepod should either not have been released or be $99. Can't recall how many hours I've spent trying to update it. The multi-user support couldn't be less intuitive and following Apple's support page instructions on how to enable and use it has yet to work properly. It's also sad that Siri remains a beta-level product which isn't much better than when the 4S was released, what 8 years ago? Apple seems determined to remain the joke of the voice-based personal assistant world.

$99? LOL. They're barely making any money off the HomePod. People don't understand the advanced tech in that device. If you don't like Siri, fine, but the microphones and speakers are unparalleled at the introductory price level.
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17 weeks ago


Hopefully this restores the ability to use them as an output for the Apple TV.

I've been doing that on mine with the existing prior software?
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17 weeks ago
I forlornly hope for some improvements in Siri - it is a truly woeful experience on the HomePod, and the last update took a huge backwards step in terms of syntax and a basic inability to recognise what I was saying. The number of times I request a track only for it to say that it is not in my music library... Frustrating beyond belief!
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17 weeks ago
When will they add new countries and languages? I purchased an imported HomePod, knowing it wouldn’t support Dutch, but how long can this take?

stupid question, I know, still waiting for Siri on ATV, which weirdly is supported in neighbouring countries (with the same languages). Oh Apple.
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17 weeks ago
Any chance this restores some of the bass Apple stole from us earlier in the year?
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17 weeks ago


Installed without problems.

Thanks. I will update mine now
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