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Poll: ** The official Apple HomePod thread **

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by Feek, Oct 20, 2017.

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Are you going to buy an Apple HomePod

  1. Yes

    23 vote(s)
    14.0%
  2. No

    100 vote(s)
    61.0%
  3. Possibly, I'll wait and see what the reviews are like first

    41 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

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    You will need to AirPlay it using your phone/mac/iPad.

    With an alternate such as Sonos they will play it natively.
     
  2. BMox81

    Hitman

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 762

    If he's not bothered by voice control and his kit is all Apple then why suggest Sonos?
     
  3. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

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    Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?
     
  4. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

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    I suggested Sonos as I believe, after having used both side by side, that Spotify integration with HomePods is rather clunky compared to Sonos. I mentioned natively, because with Sonos you do not need the phone to stream music to the speakers, you use (or whatever other device you want, including but not limited to your voice with the One's) it to set it up and then Sonos plays it direct from Spotify or whatever, without the requirement for the phone or initiating device to have an active internet connection once playback has started. I found playing music from my phone to the HomePod's to be very un-Apple like.

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  5. beachBOYken

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 18, 2007

    Posts: 9,073

    Location: London

    Why does everyone keep mentioning Spotify, this is an Apple thread, Apple music talk only please.

    And whoever mentioned Sonos, :mad::mad:.

    Regards

    Tim

    :D
     
  6. Admiral Huddy

    Don

    Joined: Feb 17, 2003

    Posts: 29,132

    Location: Chelmsford & Broadgate

    Yes please keep this on topic.. Any further attempts to derail this thread will be dealt with.
     
  7. Spit

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 8, 2003

    Posts: 6,205

    Location: Yorkshire

    Hello, is it safe to come back. Don't mind clunky for now just want it to match my Apple gear.

    Thanks for letting me know it works.
     
  8. JamesM

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,480

    Location: Sutton Coldfield

    I love my HomePod but i'd really wish Apple would get around to implementing different voice detection and other stuff.

    Like why can't I just say to the HomePod in the kitchen, turn the lights off and it will know due to it's location in that room, only to turn off those room lights.
     
  9. Broken Hope

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Nottingham

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    Has it been assigned to the kitchen as a room? Because I thought HomePod already did what you're asking based on the room the HomePod has been assigned to.
     
  10. roman59

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 12, 2009

    Posts: 1,098

    Using my Homepods which are in the Living Room physically & also under Living Room in the Home app to switch on & off lights in my bedroom, simply by say Hey Siri turn off my Bedroom lights.

    That command also works via my Apple Tv as well using the siri remote.

    Cheers all
     
  11. JamesM

    Soldato

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    Location: Sutton Coldfield

    Nope, if I say 'turn off the lights' it turns off the whole house.
     
  12. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

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    Have you tried turn off lights in the kitchen?
     
  13. JamesM

    Soldato

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    yeah that all works :p

    I simply meant that sometimes you forget what you named a room (or guests have no idea) and it would be helpful if a simple 'turn off/on lights' to the HomePod/TV in the room would work just those lights.
     
  14. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

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    Ah, I'm with you now. So if the HomePod is in the kitchen you'd want it to turn off the kitchen lights when you bark a command at it.
     
  15. RobTi

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 23, 2005

    Posts: 483

    I really wanted Apple to bring a cut down version just for voice control as I have a full av set up so no need for all the speakers
     
  16. Valo

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,471

    Location: Livingston

  17. Broken Hope

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Nottingham

    Noticed the voice was different when I was setting a timer a few days ago.
     
  18. Valo

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,471

    Location: Livingston

    Finally managed to get my second HomePod setup in my living room and created a stereo pair.

    Seriously impressed with them in a stereo pair, the setup was a piece of cake. The sound these put out in a stereo pair is just fantastic and I'd recommend anyone considering it to go ahead and do it!
     
  19. JamesM

    Soldato

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    Location: Sutton Coldfield