Apple HomePod review: My first week with Apple’s Siri speaker



Brian Tong digs into the nuances of the Apple HomePod, which sounds great — but there’s more to a smart speaker than just sound. Subscribe to CNET: http://cnet.co/2heRhep Check out our playlists:…

29 thoughts on “Apple HomePod review: My first week with Apple’s Siri speaker

  • February 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    I'd wait for the 2nd generation Home Pod and waaaay over priced for an "Unfinished" device

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  • February 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    Who puts speakers in the middle of the room?

    All the speakers I've seen in real houses are placed in areas where they benefit from directional sound waves, rather than 360 degrees sound propagation, that bounce of all sorts of obstacles.

    If most speakers are placed flush against a wall, or inside entertainment cabinets, or on TV stands, then the value of a 360-degree speaker is severely diminished. There's a reason you don't see DJ's, or any audio professionals, using 360-degree speakers at events.

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  • February 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    So if this video isn’t bashing, what is it doing? When are people going to get over the fact that Apple is walled off to anyone but Apple ecosystem? Get over it. As far as Spotify. Why would Apple make it easy for a competing product?

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  • February 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    I love brian tong so much. That’s my boy.
    He’s one of the few and I do mean few reviewers that’s actually somewhat honest about apple products.
    Tong is by far my favorite apple reviewer.
    Keep doing your thing Tong.

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  • February 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    Im using Apple stuff since the Iphone 3gs. Somehow they lost me around the Iphone 7,,.
    I wanted good quality Phones (at least they should feel like this) and accessories that simply work..
    IOS started to ship with Bugs that make it feel inclomplete… They cut away Features like the Headphone Jack and they are giving a sh** about carplay.
    I had big hope for Carplay but they simply ignore it. It so limited that it hurts to use it.
    My last IPhone was the 6Plus, then i skipped some phones (normally i get a new phone every 2 years) and i now use a Iphone 8Plus. And its the same phone , a little bit faster, and way more fragile. The glass back is so incredible slippy without a case…
    And now the Home Pod.
    I have a brand new Phone that does not work right, but look very good. Instead of making the Software for existing devices perfect, they make new devices that are even more limited.
    Siri is a joke, especially here in germany where it is even more Limited…

    I have to say i am not 100 Percent happy anymore…
    And the Homepod is another thing that is nice and looks good, but the software limitations kill it.

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  • February 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    EverythingApplePro had 2 HomePods connected on accident in his video when he was setting his up. Maybe you should get a second one to try it. Everything else about it wouldn’t have me spending that much for something that isn’t as good as Amazon Echo or Google Home at least

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  • February 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    So, in conclusion:

    "Buy the home pod only if you are an absolute moron!"

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  • February 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    So… Can I play music from my windows pc to the homepod with the iTunes app?

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  • February 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    I like how he said what it can't do and then reenforced it like we didn't believe him and he needed to make the video longer… Lol

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  • February 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    It doesn’t even work with my Apple TV or run custom queries. Wtf Apple. Since Steve Jobs has gone you guys have become the biggest cash cow. What happened to the user experience. As soon as my iPhone 7 dies I’m switching to a different company.

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  • February 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    Basically it’s a jukebox. I love the hardware engineering so much. I really really want a reason to buy one. But reviews like this make it really hard to consider. If Apple would release a future feature tease and it looked compelling then I’d buy now.

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