Apple Releases 14.3 Software for HomePod and HomePod Mini

Following yesterday's release of iOS 14.3, Apple today released new 14.3 software for the HomePod. The update comes a little over a month after the release of the 14.2 update that brought support for new Siri and Intercom features.

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The ‌HomePod‌ 14.3 is available for the ‌HomePod‌ and the HomePod mini, and according to Apple's release notes, the update includes general performance and stability improvements.

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

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Top Rated Comments

BarrettF77 Avatar
15 months ago
They fixed Siri sounding like a idiot. The light are on. Now it’s the lights are on. Seemed like a monumental lift.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chazzle Avatar
15 months ago

ugh! where is the native spotify support.
That’s up to Spotify at this point.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
InGen Avatar
15 months ago
Really hoping they’ve added Default Speaker capabilities on the Apple TV. Currently only the bigger HomePod allows the feature, and so users have to select the HomePod mini as the output speaker every time you turn on the Apple TV
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Z3man Avatar
15 months ago
Still no equaliser.:mad:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bit_bucket Avatar
15 months ago
Could be my imagination but handoff now feels like U1 is being used. When my phone gets close to the HPM it vibrates and hands off. Before I had to tap the HPM with my phone and by tap I mean bang it against it to wake it up.
Totally unscientific but I wonder if they enabled this better handoff.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Squuiid Avatar
15 months ago
BS release notes as usual.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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