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Apple today added the HomePod to its online store for refurbished products in the United States, offering the smart speaker at a discount for the first time.

The HomePod, normally priced at $349, is available in both white and space gray for $299, a $50 discount off of the regular price.

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There is no HomePod listing on the main Apple refurbished site as of yet, but it should be added in the near future. For now, the HomePod can be purchased from the individual HomePod refurbished listing. Apple is still rolling out refurbished models, so the page doesn't work on occasion, but will show up with refreshing.

A refurbished HomePod bought today will be delivered between November 30 and December 14, depending on shipping method selected at the time of purchase.

Introduced in February, the HomePod is Apple's Siri-enabled smart speaker that pairs well with Apple Music. It serves as a Home hub, features AirPlay 2 support, can make phone calls, and offers up most of the capabilities of Siri on an iPhone.

Apple's refurbished stock is often limited in quantity and can sell out, which is something to be aware of. Checking the refurbished site often or using a tracking site is the best way to figure out when a particular item that you might want is in stock.

Purchasing a refurbished HomePod from Apple is a good way to get a like-new device at a lower price point. All of Apple's refurbished products are tested, certified, cleaned, and guaranteed with a one-year warranty that can be extended with AppleCare+.

Article Link: Apple Now Selling Refurbished HomePod for $299
 
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NervousFish2

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Got one from Costco recently, for a price close to this. And I have zero regrets. Had recently moved house and sold everything, relocating to other end of the country. This thing is perfect for music, playing podcasts, and streaming Dare Devil on Netflix on my laptop. Eventually, I'll be furnishing the place a bit more. And I'll be giving serious thought to getting a second one.
 

Minxy

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If you're thinking about buying it - think a bit longer.

There isn't integration with Apple Home or Apple Music app. Imagine that, Spotify a third party app, has options to scrub through your music and view track names whilst Apple Music has nothing.

Also, Siri is gimped and is much worst at understanding speech then Google Home or Alexa.

But the HomePod does have great sound!
 
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decypher44

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$175 and add Apple Music app for Roku, then we’ll talk.

Right now, I’m loving my Echo and Amazon Unlimited. Great price for both, can play anything on the Echo, iPhone and Roku on the home theater system. Works very, very well.

However, the HomePod sounds nicer than the Echo, but not nearly enough to get me to switch.
 
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