HomePod Mini Launching in More Countries, Can Be Used as Apple TV Speaker Starting This Fall

Apple today announced that the HomePod mini can be set as a default speaker output on the Apple TV 4K starting later this year.

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Apple also announced that the ‌HomePod mini‌ will be available to purchase in Austria, Ireland, and New Zealand starting later this month, followed by Italy later this year. The speaker first launched in November 2020.

In March, Apple announced that the full-sized HomePod would be discontinued once supplies run out, following years of reportedly lackluster sales. Apple said it would focus its efforts on the ‌HomePod mini‌, which costs $99.

Related Roundups: Apple TV, WWDC 2024, HomePod mini

Top Rated Comments

Dwalls90 Avatar
37 months ago

That's great, but what about the original HomePod? It's still a capable speaker. Hopefully it gets the ability to set as a default output as well, and they're just not advertising it because they're focusing on the mini.
You already can :)
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Rooster ? Avatar
37 months ago

So can I now set up surround sound with my two original homepods in the front and two HomePod minis in the back?!
That’s what I would like to know.

I already had a stereo pair of homepods, and bought the new Apple TV 4K to go with them and my LG CX OLED. Boy them homepods sound amazing with e-arc and Atmos.

You can have the TV audio and the homepods play at the same time, but it’s out of sync (even after using the Apple TV audio sync feature on the iPhone).

Now if you could have a pair of homepod minis as well….that would be an awesome home cinema set up ??
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kobra Avatar
37 months ago
I don’t get it, why doesn’t Apple release the HompePods in Scandinavia? The smart speaker market is huge here
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Techwatcher Avatar
37 months ago
Finally lol.
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4filth Avatar
37 months ago

Have I time traveled? I ALREADY use my HomePod Mini's on my Apple TV.
You could always use them as speakers, but they cannot be set as the default audio output, as the article says.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jon Denby Avatar
37 months ago

Have I time traveled? I ALREADY use my HomePod Mini's on my Apple TV.
but you can't currently set them as the default audio output, you currently have to set them every time with the airplay menu.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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