Apple Releases HomePod 17.3 Software

Alongside iOS 17.3, iPadOS 17.3, macOS Sonoma 14.3, and tvOS 17.3 Apple released HomePod 17.3 software with bug fixes and software improvements.

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Today's update comes over a month after the release of the HomePod 17.2 update.

Apple does not specify what's included in the ‌HomePod‌ 17.3 software, and the generic release notes only say that it brings stability and performance 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.

Related Roundups: HomePod, HomePod mini

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Top Rated Comments

iAssimilated Avatar
21 weeks ago
It is so people can track their desired OS release without reading through pages of unrelated posts.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kagharaht Avatar
21 weeks ago
I'm sure it won't fix "Sorry this is taking too long", "I didn't get that", "Audio cutting in and out when play everywhere is asked", "There is a problem with Apple Music", "Siri ignoring you completely" "Volume suddenly gets louder then lower if you have Dolby Atmos enabled"...the list goes on and on.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macmac30 Avatar
21 weeks ago
“Who’s speaking?” Several times per week along with Siri completely ignoring me are the most frustrating to me. What the hell has Apple done to this solution? Remember when you could whisper across the room and Siri would hear and respond???
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
21 weeks ago
Mine are actually working fairly well right now, kind of afraid to touch them.

Edit: as usual couldn’t resist and did it anyway. The usual weirdness after the first reboot. I’ve found that Apple devices for whatever reason tend to work better after an update when you do a second reboot yourself, rather than just the one that the update does.

Might just be a voodoo ritual but it works, everything is fine. By the way I’m basically using them just as a stereo pair with an Apple TV and to control the lights in that room. That was all very buggy with 17 but is finally working well now.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
davvid97 Avatar
21 weeks ago
OGs made it
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ApAx Avatar
21 weeks ago
In a parallel universe, this update fixes years of "Hey Siri" shortcut commands being completely ignored or taking six tries before HomePod deigns to turn off a lamp.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)