Apple Releases New 13.4.5 Software for HomePod

Alongside iOS and iPadOS 13.5, Apple today released new 13.4.5 software for the HomePod. According to Apple's release notes, the update includes general improvements for stability and quality, with no new features mentioned.

HomePod on shelf
The ‌HomePod‌ update is 13.4.5 and not 13.5, like the accompanying iOS update. When the beta testing period for iOS 13.5 first started, Apple released the betas as iOS 13.4.5, but swapped to iOS 13.5 due to a necessary SDK update for the Exposure Notification API.

‌HomePod‌ software is installed automatically on the ‌HomePod‌, but the ‌HomePod‌ can also be manually updated by following the instructions in our ‌HomePod‌ update how to.

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BF1M Avatar
53 months ago
I wonder if it fixes.....you know, everything.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ApostolisApo Avatar
53 months ago
Did they fix the “one moment” stupidity?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FHoff Avatar
53 months ago
Installed no issues per usual.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kissmo Avatar
53 months ago
Ah wow... This update worked and it fixed one big issue I had: Stereo was balanced more towards left now it's even.
It's not placebo because my wife came in the room while testing some songs and she asked me how did I fix the balance.

Maybe it ran some calibration after the update, I don't know but for now I am very happy with this.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BF1M Avatar
53 months ago
So got all the HomePod in my house updated. Good news? It can know recognize my voice. Bad news? It thinks I'm my wife.

I don't think they will ever get this product right. It's a shame too, so many of us out there want to love it.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jcshas Avatar
53 months ago
Please improve Siri shortcuts. Please improve Siri shortcuts. Please improve Siri shortcuts.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)