Released in 2018, the Apple HomePod is a smart speaker that utilizes the Siri voice assistant. It listens for voice commands when it hears "Hey Siri" through the built-in microphone. The device has all the capabilities of Siri for the iPhone, and a few additional features. The volume can be controlled with voice commands, or by pressing the volume buttons on the small LED display on top of the speaker.
Capabilities of the HomePod
- Play music from Bluetooth devices.
- Play music through streaming services, such as Apple Music, Pandora, or Spotify.
- Play podcasts.
- Send text messages.
- Make phone calls.
- Perform web searches to answer questions.
- Perform math calculations.
- Tell jokes.