Apple Releases HomePod Software 17.5

Apple today released new software for the HomePod and the HomePod mini, debuting ‌HomePod‌ Software 17.5. The update comes two months after the 17.4 ‌HomePod‌ software release, which introduced new features for music preferences.

HomePod 2 Midnight Closeup Feature Purple Blue
Apple does not specify what's included in the ‌‌HomePod‌‌ 17.5 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

Top Rated Comments

decypher44 Avatar
6 days ago at 10:51 am

Thank you for bricking my HomePod to render it useless, Tim Apple.
Did this update actually brick your HPs, or is this venting? Want to know before I hit “update”.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SantaFeNM Avatar
5 days ago at 01:35 pm

Did this update actually brick your HPs, or is this venting? Want to know before I hit “update”.
I updated two OG stereo HomePods, two stereo minis, and one stand-alone mini. All are working just fine after this update.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
incidentallycheckout Avatar
5 days ago at 12:24 pm

Did this update actually brick your HPs, or is this venting? Want to know before I hit “update”.
Update ran fine on my 2 HomePod minis, no issues to report.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
symphony Avatar
6 days ago at 10:59 am
Ah, hopefully Siri can define words for me again instead of suggesting web results to my iPhone
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kagharaht Avatar
6 days ago at 10:12 am
Somehow I have a feeling this will fix NOTHING! As all previous updates since version 15, it's been downhill from there.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
frenchcamp49er Avatar
5 days ago at 03:52 pm
Quickest update in a very long time
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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