I’m excited the HomePod is finally shipping, but it must sting for Apple to ship without AirPlay 2–the feature rumored to delay the HomePod into 2018 in the first place. I’m looking forward to the reviews and am particularly excited to see Siri and HomeKit integration in action.
HomePod delivers stunning audio quality wherever it’s placed — in any room in the house, playing any style of music. Using just your voice, it’s easy and fun to use, and works together with an Apple Music subscription for a breakthrough music experience, providing access to one of the world’s largest cloud music libraries. Siri, now actively used on over half a billion devices, has developed a deep knowledge of music and understands your preferences and tastes. And with Siri, HomePod can send a message, set a timer, play a podcast, check the news, sports, traffic and weather, and even control a wide range of HomeKit smart home accessories.