The Apple HomePod is now available to buy and I received mine on friday so what are my initial thoughts.

First it is very easy to setup , turn it on , have your iPhone on WiFi , put your iPhone next to the HomePod and follow the onscreen setup.

Then just ask Siri to play music.

The sound is superb , no really really good.

The HomePod is about great music and Siri but you can also set reminders , ask Siri the weather , read a text message you receive on your iPhone , receive a call from your iPhone on the HomePod.

Cost of the HomePod is $499 and yes it is designed around the Apple ecosystem so those that are not Apple centric will currently miss out.

I highly recommend it for the sound alone as it sounds good no matter where you are in the room.

For more information on the HomePod see the links below.

Apple HomePod

HomePod Starter Guide – iMore

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