Now that I’ve entered the world of “smart speakers”, I’ve started paying attention to what Alexa is offering. While I feel that Alexa has gone overboard with the equivalent of fart apps, I wish there were a collection of SiriKit apps that worked with HomePod. One Alexa skill that stood out to me was ambient sounds. “Alexa, play rain sounds”. That would sound fantastic on HomePod! There’s also a “7 Minute Workout” skill. I can see where vastly expanding SiriKit and including it in HomePod would create immense value in a smart speaker. Existing SiriKit apps like car sharing and To Do apps would be useful too. Saying “Hey Siri, get me an Uber” on your way out the door would be great as would “Hey Siri, remind me in Things to buy milk”. But we’re far from that it appears. HomePod can’t even check your own calendar events. If Siri can do that, why can’t HomePod? Apple just barely launched a barebones Siri device in HomePod but I hope that it improves rapidly like AppleWatch did in its first year. I’ll be looking to WWDC for some big Siri and HomePod announcements. What HomePod “skills” do you want?