Apple Releases HomePod Software 15.1.1 With Podcasts Bug Fix

After releasing tvOS 15.1.1 for the Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K yesterday, Apple today introduced a new 15.1.1 software update designed for the HomePod.

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According to Apple's release notes for the update, it addresses a problem that could cause podcasts to fail to play on the HomePod and HomePod mini.

‌‌‌‌‌‌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.

The HomePod 15.1.1 software comes a week after the launch of HomePod 15.1, an update that added Lossless Audio and Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio support to the HomePod. Lossless Audio is available on both the ‌HomePod‌ and ‌HomePod mini‌, while Spatial Audio is available on the larger-sized and now-discontinued ‌HomePod‌.

Apple this week also introduced the HomePod mini in three new colors that include orange, yellow, and blue.

Related Roundups: HomePod, HomePod mini
Buyer's Guide: HomePod Mini (Neutral)

Top Rated Comments

Benjamin Nabulsi Avatar
4 weeks ago
Stereo has been dysfunctional, hope they’ve fixed that!

Update: It did! I'm locking into this release.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Think|Different Avatar
4 weeks ago
Hmm, hope it has more than just podcast fixes…all our Homepods have been a bit wonky since 15 and 15.1…
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
madisonm Avatar
4 weeks ago
Just in time for today’s arrival!

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Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
standing Avatar
4 weeks ago
At this point, after so many bugs and resets, I don’t even care what that update fixes this time.
I’m just glad someone at Apple works hard to software-fix that product line.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
murdoc2k Avatar
4 weeks ago
Glad to see OG homepod is still getting fixes and updates. I love them more and more each day.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gank41 Avatar
4 weeks ago
audioOS 15.1 rendered my three HomePods useless. Unable to see them as an AirPlay device nor able to tap the tops to have Siri play something.

With the release of 15.1.1 all of my issues are now resolved.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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