Can the HomePod be Used as iMac Speaker?

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  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    Can you use the HomePod as an iMac speaker to play game? I mean, let the game sound come out from the Homepod.
     
  2. Powermax macrumors regular

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    It has airplay so in theory yes. But the sound might lag for a few seconds so it is probably not suitable for real-time audio like games.
     
  3. bxs macrumors 6502a

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    I use my HomePod to play sound for me when watch a movie playback on my iMP. It works very well IMO.
     
  4. FredT2 macrumors 6502a

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    How do you have it arranged, that is in back or to one side? Doesn't the lack of stereo bother you? How much better is the sound compared to the iMP? (I assume it must be much better; I think the built-in speakers are pretty bad for music, though I can tolerate them for watching Netflix).
     
  5. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am also interested in knowledge how is the Homepod speaker sound quality compare to the iMac Pro or a Razer Nommo Chroma. I know one thing for sure, the Razer Nommo Chroma sounds significantly better than the iMac Pro. The iMac Pro speaker cannot even be used at all when you are running games at max setting, the computer will get too hot and the fans will spin so fast that affect the sound quality.
     
  6. FredT2 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll try again, as I'm really curious about this:

    How do you have it arranged, that is in back or to one side? Does the lack of stereo bother you? How much better is the sound compared to the iMP?
     
  7. bxs macrumors 6502a

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    -Behind the iMP
    -Lack of stereo at this time is not bothersome
    -HomePod offers a richer sound compared to the internal iMP's speakers
     
  8. FredT2 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.
     

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