Apple Releases New HomePod 16 Software

Alongside iOS 16, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16, Apple today released new software that's designed for the HomePod and the HomePod mini.

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According to Apple's release notes, software version 16 includes general 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

syklee26 Avatar
3 weeks ago
That scary time yet again….
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ashbash75 Avatar
3 weeks ago

Me. It can't possibly get any worse.
You must be new to siri
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
green94 Avatar
3 weeks ago
Who is the brave soul that is going to update and report back?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jbc25 Avatar
3 weeks ago
My one hope for this update is that Siri no longer gives me a long winded, overly cheery response every time I ask her do something as basic as turning on/off a light in another room. I still cannot believe it works like that and that there's no way to turn off those unnecessarily long and loud responses.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
twistedpixel8 Avatar
3 weeks ago

Updated.. I said hey siri add milk to my shopping list and I was welcomed with a “who’s speaking”. Welcome HomePod OS 16..
Last night: “hey Siri, set an alarm for 7:30am” she responds “ok, your alarm for 7:30am is set.”

I wake up around 7:15 this morning so I say “hey Siri, cancel my alarm.” she responds “there are no timers set.” I ask again, “turn off my alarm” and again she says “there are no timers set.” So I ask “what alarms are enabled?” and for a third time she responds “there are no timers.” So I get in the shower.

10 minutes later the 7:30 alarm starts bonging. Apple is a joke of a software company these days.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
efktd Avatar
3 weeks ago
"Apple Releases New HomePod" ... hopefully this is true one day.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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