Apple Releases HomePod Software 15.3

Alongside iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3, Apple today released a new 15.3 update that's available for the HomePod and the HomePod mini.

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As with iOS 15.3, the HomePod 15.3 software is a minor update that focuses on bug fixes rather than new features. According to Apple's release notes, the update adds Siri voice recognition support for up to six users in a home in English (India) and Italian (Italy). It also includes 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 in the Home app by following the instructions in our HomePod‌‌ update how to.

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Top Rated Comments

ironpony Avatar
9 months ago
"Just a sec" Siri on the HomePod fumbles around like she is in a press conference ....
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tonie walker Avatar
9 months ago
this product is pain to work with. You just don’t know if it still working or not, so many bugs to the point siri need to search the web for “turn off the light”
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bbednarz Avatar
9 months ago
Hoping it fixes some of the horribleness caused by these last few updates. But also worried this will be the update that fries one of my HomePods… Here goes nothing..
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ouimetnick Avatar
9 months ago
Supposedly it will fix the kernel panics and random popping noises during AirPlay. Obviously won’t fix the popping noises caused by Tim Cook’s brilliant engineering team. ?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AbSoluTc Avatar
9 months ago
Hope it fixes the "hmm, things are taking a little longer", "hmm still working", "hmm, I'm sorry". Also the mini's that I can't hear siri talk unless I increase volume to 70 and then music plays SUPER LOUD!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Radeon85 Avatar
9 months ago
Hopefully it's improved the "hmm, things are taking a little longer" issue even though I've not had that for a while thankfully. Wonder why it's only the homepods that do this the most often though. While the hompod is thinking about turning of the lights with Philips hue, if I give the same command on my watch, iPhone or iPad they carry out the command immediately while the homepod is still thinking about it. Pain in the ass when the issue pops up.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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