Apple Releases HomePod 16.4 Software

Alongside the iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, tvOS 16.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3 updates, Apple has released new 16.4 software created for the HomePod and HomePod mini.

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According to Apple's release notes, the update adds stability and performance improvements to the ‌HomePod‌.

‌‌‌‌‌‌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.

Related Roundups: HomePod, HomePod mini

Top Rated Comments

Ion-X Avatar
12 months ago
I really hope this makes my OG HomePods start responding to me again. They’ve become basically paperweights and no longer respond correctly to Home requests despite Home control working on iPhone. Plus the voice recognition seems to not have improved whatsoever, and it still regularly mangles my song requests.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spaceboi Scaphandre Avatar
12 months ago

This might explain why my HomePods always have issues connecting to my Google Wi-Fi system.
My network is an ASUS Mesh. I managed to get my HomePod Mini to FINALLY work as intended by disabling the QoS in my router's settings.

How the hell did Apple not catch this especially since THEY SELL MESH WIFI ROUTERS?! https://www.apple.com/shop/accessories/all/mesh-wifi-networking

Not a single senior advisor knew what to do, and only one random post on Reddit fixed my problem.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PBG4 Dude Avatar
12 months ago
Oh snap, I just got everything running smoothly again in HomeKit last week.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrMacintoshIII Avatar
12 months ago
Will they address how the handoff feature is too handsy and is constantly trying to handoff when I’m far from my HomePods?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
d-klumpp Avatar
12 months ago

Apple, please change the way Siri responds when you say “Hey Siri, good night“. She currently responds with a question “Good night?” She should respond just like your momma did: “Goooood Niiiight”. I would rather not have the last thing I hear before going to bed be question! Even mix it up once in a while with a “Sleep tight”. It’s the little things that make a difference…
Agree! Not that I want to live out Her, but although my wife thinks I'm nuts, I like to treat Siri politely. When she performs a task I say, "Thank you." It would truly make my day if Siri finally said, "You're welcome" or some similar pleasantry. Is that so hard?? I don't need temperature, I don't need NFL stats. I just would appreciate polite interactions from Siri because it's increasingly uncommon in the real world. ;-)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macmac30 Avatar
12 months ago
Apple, please change the way Siri responds when you say “Hey Siri, good night“. She currently responds with a question “Good night?” She should respond just like your momma did: “Goooood Niiiight”. I would rather not have the last thing I hear before going to bed be question! Even mix it up once in a while with a “Sleep tight”. It’s the little things that make a difference…
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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