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Walmart today has a rare deal on Apple's HomePod mini, priced at $74.17, down from $99.00. This sale is only available in the White color.

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The HomePod mini is shipped and sold directly by Walmart, and it's in stock and ready to ship today. This sale is now the lowest we've ever seen the HomePod mini go, surpassing a previous discount to around $90 earlier this year.



We track the best deals on HomePod every week, so be sure to bookmark our guide if you're on the hunt for solid HomePod discounts.

Update: The HomePod mini is now out of stock.

Article Link: Deals: Get $25 Off HomePod Mini Today at Walmart [Update: Out of Stock]
 
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siddavis

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This price makes me so close to giving it a try. $50 would be a certainty, but I know that is a pipe dream. I am still trying to assess whether or not this can do the same things the Echo Dots I have can. In other words, I am aware that Alexa has a remarkable number or "skills" available and I'm afraid I would lose something that I just can't pinpoint right now.
 

Tofupunch

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Does the homepod mini have the ability to use multiple timers (and name them) similar to what we can do in iOS 15?
 

johnmarki

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Wow...that sale didn't last long! I was on this sale at 955am EST. Added 4 to my cart, and before I could check out they were sold out. Tried to lower the qty and they were still gone. Ruthless.
 
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adamjackson

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Almost bought two just now but we have a few full size HomePods at home and they just sound so good that I'm afraid these won't sound as good and I'll have buyer's remorse. If only Apple priced the original HomePod at $150 and these at $50, they would have sold so many of them and they'd be a commercial success.
 

macar00n

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I would rather pay double elsewhere than set foot in a soul-sucking Walmart or use their hideous app, I wish everyone responsible for that stain on humanity the same level quality of life that their products exhibit and front-line employees experience on a daily basis
 
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Ninjaman

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I would rather pay double elsewhere than set foot in a soul-sucking Walmart or use their hideous app, I wish everyone responsible for that stain on humanity the same level quality of life that their products exhibit and front-line employees experience on a daily basi

I LOVE reading these post as I know you are Absolutely full of ****. I guarantee ****ing TEE you shop there
 
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kyleh22

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This price makes me so close to giving it a try. $50 would be a certainty, but I know that is a pipe dream. I am still trying to assess whether or not this can do the same things the Echo Dots I have can. In other words, I am aware that Alexa has a remarkable number or "skills" available and I'm afraid I would lose something that I just can't pinpoint right now.
The biggest thing for me is that Alexa works with almost every smart device. The homepod requires HomeKit enabled devices. I would need to hack together solutions for 90% of my smart devices to make homepod work with them.
 
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Remy149

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I would rather pay double elsewhere than set foot in a soul-sucking Walmart or use their hideous app, I wish everyone responsible for that stain on humanity the same level quality of life that their products exhibit and front-line employees experience on a daily basis
Best Buy price matches as long as it’s in stock and sold directly from Amazon or Walmart
 

Remy149

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The biggest thing for me is that Alexa works with almost every smart device. The homepod requires HomeKit enabled devices. I would need to hack together solutions for 90% of my smart devices to make homepod work with them.
I bought every smart device with HomeKit in mind. I’ve used both and Siri is faster and more convenient then Alexa. With Alexa you have more setup to do especially for lights
 
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Orange Bat

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I’m shifting away from Amazon and want to pick one of these up soon. I won’t have things shipped from Wal-Mart because they use the sketchiest delivery companies I’ve ever seen. It’s nothing against Wal-Mart as I use them for the bulk of my groceries and will gladly do in-store pick-up when available.

At the moment I have 7 Echo speakers in my house. I want to switch to HomePod in the living room first, and if it works well I switch out in other places around the house. We bought a bunch of Dots, however, and we’ll probably keep them in rooms where they aren’t used as frequently.
 

Remy149

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I have a few dots but I’ve never paid full price for them. Amazon almost gives them away with promotions
 

macar00n

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I LOVE reading these post as I know you are Absolutely full of ****. I guarantee ****ing TEE you shop there
What specifically do you love reading...? I hate to disappoint, but I haven't used a Walmart store for about a decade and site since they bought and ruined the Jet app years ago. Amazon has everything I'd get at Walmart, and I don't have to leave my house to get it. Amazon has its own problems and drawbacks for sure, but is the far, far lesser of two evils. Thankfully I don't live in a trashy run-down town or one with an overdeveloped commercial strip so I don't even have to drive by Walmart's garbage store
 

xpxp2002

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I bought every smart device with HomeKit in mind. I’ve used both and Siri is faster and more convenient then Alexa. With Alexa you have more setup to do especially for lights
As did I, but primarily for privacy.

If the person you are replying to really wants to make it work, Homebridge offer fairly comprehensive HomeKit integration support for non-HomeKit devices and Starling offers a low-effort seamless HomeKit integration option for Nest devices.
 

siddavis

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As did I, but primarily for privacy.

If the person you are replying to really wants to make it work, Homebridge offer fairly comprehensive HomeKit integration support for non-HomeKit devices and Starling offers a low-effort seamless HomeKit integration option for Nest devices.
I have Homebridge up and running, but was unaware of Starling. I have no Nest/Google devices, but thanks for posting that for anyone else who might not know about it. My fear is the HomePod won't be able to do random things like stream random stations that my kid likes when trying to pick up a baseball, football etc broadcast. It's really hard to compare them side by side to see if there is parity with how we use the Echos.
 

FightTheFuture

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The biggest thing for me is that Alexa works with almost every smart device. The homepod requires HomeKit enabled devices. I would need to hack together solutions for 90% of my smart devices to make homepod work with them.
None of that's going to "Matter" soon ;)
well that was quick. seems to be sold out now

EDIT: seems to be the site that keeps going in and out of stock. I was able to snag one.
I was able to get an order in through Safari, even after seeing it out of stock on the app. I have a feeling it'll get cancelled.
 

BugeyeSTI

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Hopefully we'll see some deals for Black Friday although with the supply issues going on this holiday season looks like demand will bury supply so deals might be hard to find
 

Ronald Schoedel

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My fear is the HomePod won't be able to do random things like stream random stations that my kid likes when trying to pick up a baseball, football etc broadcast.
HomePod taps into the TuneIn Radio database, which has untold thousands of stations. I can say “Hey Siri, play (name any station I can think of)” and it comes on.
 
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