Apple Releases New HomePod 16.1 Software With Matter Support

Alongside iOS 16.1, iPadOS 16.1, macOS Ventura, tvOS 16.1, and watchOS 9.1, 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, HomePod software version 16.1 includes support for the Matter smart home standard.

Software version 16.1 adds support for Matter, the new smart home connectivity standard that enables a wide variety of smart home accessories to work together across ecosystems. This update 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

efktd Avatar
6 weeks ago
Me: Hey Siri, play music everywhere.
Siri: Working on that.
Siri: Still Working.
Siri: I'm having problems connecting to the internet. For more info, check the home app.
Me: *Checks home app* ???
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I7guy Avatar
6 weeks ago
Great seeing a discontinued product get update “love”.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
McJobs Avatar
6 weeks ago
How many OG HomePods will be bricked this time?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maxfromdenmark Avatar
6 weeks ago

Who else forgot homepod existed ?
Just have a pair of them for one week- you will never forget this experience
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
happydude Avatar
6 weeks ago

Me: Hey Siri, play music everywhere.
Siri: Working on that.
Siri: Still Working.
Siri: I'm having problems connecting to the internet. For more info, check the home app.
Me: *Checks home app* ???
every day. ugh, the HomePod software is so glitchy.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sorgo Avatar
6 weeks ago

Who will be the first to risk updating their OG HomePods?
Been running iOS 16 on an OG since the first betas; the only serious issues I encountered were on the first developer beta, which is understandable. Been pretty much smooth sailing since then. ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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