HomePod Find my iPhone, multiple timers: New HomePod features announced

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  1. ipedro macrumors 68040

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    At the end of the Gather Round event dedicated to AppleWatch and iPhone, Tim Cook made a short mention of improvements to HomePod. You’ll now be able to ask your HomePod “Where’s my iPhone?” and have it ping. Multiple timers are also being introduced. Previously announced at WWDC, you’ll also be able to make calls directly from your HomePod and use Shortcuts to significantly expand the number of possible things Siri can do on HomePod.

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  2. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    The phone calls bit is what I’m looking forward to
     
  3. yass31 macrumors member

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    Hope the music icon means
    - improvements for music : support of EQ
     
  4. Shanghaichica macrumors 604

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    It’s coming out today. With the HomePod I’m really happy with the HomePod. Only thing I’d like them to add now is more control over the Apple TV. For example being able to request TV shows you own from iTunes and later on from places like Netflix. Otherwise I’m happy with the HomePod features.
     
  5. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    No EQ necessary. Apple know what sound settings all want.
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  6. Shanghaichica macrumors 604

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    I thought the music icon was about searching for songs by lyrics with Siri?
     
  7. blaugrana69 macrumors regular

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    Any chance of accesing Radio through Siri Shortcuts ? For example the BBC iPlayer Radio app or failing that Tunein.
     
  8. FierceCorgi macrumors newbie

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    It looks like it is possible once the developer adds support for it. From the MacStories review:

    Apparently, you can't send arbitrary commands to an app, but you could assign a shortcut to some specific content (like maybe a TuneIn station?) and then trigger it with Siri.
     

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