HomePod 15.4 Beta Adds Dutch Siri Voice Recognition Support

Apple has added Dutch language voice recognition support for Siri in the latest HomePod 15.4 beta, further preparing the HomePod mini for release in the Netherlands in the near future.

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The addition of voice recognition, spotted by iCulture, means ‌HomePod‌ or ‌HomePod mini‌ will be able to identify who is talking to it in a Dutch-speaking multi-person household so they can make personal requests based on their own data. The feature builds on the inclusion of Dutch language support for ‌Siri‌ in December.

In addition to the Netherlands, the ‌HomePod mini‌ will likely launch in at least four more countries in 2022, including Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, and Russia, as the speaker also gained support for languages spoken in those countries in the December update.

The previous ‌HomePod‌ 15.3 software update added ‌Siri‌ voice recognition support for up to six users in a home in English (India) and Italian.

First released in October 2020, the ‌HomePod mini‌ is currently available in the United States, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

Apple began offering the ‌HomePod mini‌ in yellow, orange, and blue colors in November 2021.

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Top Rated Comments

HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
30 months ago
I hear it will cost the Dutch only $5,000,000 per month to be able to use it?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jurmous Avatar
30 months ago
Eindelijk! (Finally in Dutch)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gasu E. Avatar
30 months ago

Why add any of the languages millions and millions of people speak if you can add Italian and Dutch… this is so bizarre.
Simple. Apple has identified the 36 countries that provide over 99% of their business, and supports the predominant languages and dialects spoken by customers in those countries.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stocklen Avatar
30 months ago
never mind about adding Dutch.... can we get english to work properly first please!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iZac Avatar
30 months ago
So THAT'S what this ('https://www.macrumors.com/2022/02/22/apple-store-amsterdam-robbery/') was all about ... :confused:

(I'm only joking about this because everyone is safe)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SpringKid Avatar
30 months ago

I wouldn't volunteer to have something in my home listening to my every word.
No of course you don't want to give away your secret pancake recipe!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)