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felixroqu3

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Mar 5, 2012
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Thinking of getting a 4K monitor and connecting it to my MBP. I really don’t like the idea of getting speakers and having extra stuff on my desk. Was wondering if it was possible to connect the HomePod to it? If not, any suggestions? Maybe I can get a 4K monitor with built in speakers.
 

cwosigns

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Jul 8, 2008
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Columbus,OH
The LG UltraFine has built-in speakers. But you can play audio thru HomePod when connected to an external monitor.
 

christarp

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Oct 29, 2013
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Yep. I do it with a different bluetooth speaker while using hdmi on my macbook pro. Different protocols, but same functionality, should work fine.
 

afir93

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Jan 5, 2018
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You generally can, but it will currently only work via AirPlay 1 and comes with all the downsides that AirPlay 1 has, which makes it unsuitable for a lot of things. First and foremost, there will be a 2-second delay before audio is played on the HomePod. While this might not matter for music and while certain video-apps will compensate for that, it makes it difficult to use as a general-purpose speaker for your Mac and pretty much unusable for everything requiring real-time audio.
 

iMacDragon

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Oct 18, 2008
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UK
The delay will be the biggest reason it's not practical as an everyday computer speaker arrangement.
 
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