Apple Releases HomePod 14.7 Software With Support for Managing Timers From the Home App

Apple today released a new 14.7 software update for the HomePod and the HomePod mini, which is designed to accompany the iOS 14.7 release that is now available on the iPhone.

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According to Apple's release notes, today's update allows users to manage timers directly from the Home app on the iPhone and the iPad. Apple says the update also includes general performance and stability improvements.

There have been multiple complaints of sudden HomePod failures possibly due to overheating with the prior 14.6 update, but it is not clear if the 14.7 software fixes these issues.

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

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Top Rated Comments

JCCL Avatar
6 days ago at 11:03 am
Hope it’s a good update, to honor the sacrifice of all those who perished.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Think|Different Avatar
6 days ago at 10:59 am
I'm not rushing to go first. :)
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacBird Avatar
6 days ago at 11:05 am
I updated to 14.7, no problems so far.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Brightsider Avatar
6 days ago at 12:32 pm
So I’ve update both my OG Homepods (theater mode ATV4K 2021) and everything seems fine. I did heard a loud fart though but after some investigation it seemed my girlfriend was the culprit. Anyway, somehow Siri jumped from my left HomePod to the right?! How.. and why..? So many questions..
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacDevil7334 Avatar
6 days ago at 11:11 am

We just need to know if they get overly hot.

I can see this thread being a bit “I’m not trying it, you try it” ?

I’m holding off for a bit anyway. Mine are still unplugged.
I just plugged mine back in and am about to do the update. Really have missed the HomePods in my office over the past week. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ErikGrim Avatar
6 days ago at 08:30 pm

I don't understand the whole Updating on the Homepod. I do it via the home app, but what exactly am I updating. It's a speaker. I don't think there is much use for security on a speaker. I do wish it could run multiple timers at once, even though I always just use the phone and watch. Other than sound, there really isn't much to the HomePod, is there? Also with the original being discontinued, It's a bummer I bought one in November. I like it, it has nice sound, but it was a slightly overrated product.
Let's see, it just got:
1) Dolby ATMOS support for AppleTV, first for video and then for music
2) eARC support so you can play all TV sound through it, including consoles
3) Better timer management
4) Won't die because of overheating
Upcoming:
1) Lossless audio support
2) Standalone Dolby ATMOS music support

all for a discontinued product.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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