Try asking Siri to play a specific Grateful Dead/phish show. Not possible.Thanks for the heads-up. I asked that question months ago on another HomePod thread here and someone responded that a device wasn't needed to stream and control music to Sonos.
The beauty of HomePod is that it's always on and only needs my voice to play the music I want to hear. And via beamforming that HomePod employs (in both directions - playing music and listening for commands), can understand my voice commands from 20 feet away while it's playing music.
I don't need to find/use my phone/tablet/computer, open an app, and select a song/artist/album/genre/etc. I just need to say something like: "Hey Siri, play Kind of Blue."
For me, that's huge.
For sure on that, especially at $7.08/month.If it drops below $200, I might get one. But I've already got speakers running off an Airport Express, which serves its purpose decently.
I imagine people who've bought into Apple Music would see more of a value proposition.
I find it very disheartening that Apple, which used to pride itself on all things music related has taken such a lack lustre stance on speakers.Please give me one I can plug into my existing sound system
For sure on that.Apple should NOT deal in the low end home entertainment market, the profit margins are too thin/unit, and the competition is purely cut-throatgunning for market share to entrence people into their ecosystem.
I'd like to see that as well. Apple could go far employing their underlying signal processing technology in the products you mentioned above, and others as well.Apple should expand the HomePod into a full line of home speaker and entertainment system products: pure Bass woofer, satellites, sound bar and outside speakers (patio/backyard use).
Then as Siri evolves or it’s replacement would be awesome!!
We've both been around long enough to know by Apple standards, that this is considered a flop. Not to be confused with perhaps being an actual good product.What are the sales? What were Apples internal targets? Can't say it's a failure unless you know the targets and sales.
I'm not sure Apple missed the mark. The HomePod might not be for everyone, but as you say, it's very good at what it does. IMO.We've both been around long enough to know by Apple standards, that this is considered a flop. Not to be confused with perhaps being an actual good product.
I might pay $150 tops for this thing, that's about it. Apple missed the mark, plain and simple 🤷🏾♂️.
I used to think that was a bad idea (because of the thin sound you get from dot-sized devices) but I was wrong. It would definitely work for folks who already have other Airplay-2 systems throughout their home.I would really like to see a $99 homepod, smaller, focused on targeting what the echo dot does for me now.
When you pay $1 for a product, the product is you.That's an understatement. I got an Echo dot for 99 cents over the holidays. Just had to sign up for Amazon Prime music and then cancel. For good sound I use my AudioEngine A5 Plus speakers connected to my Airport Express. Still the best solution for me. I have given Apple a hard time, but the Airport Express is a delightful product and has held up well for many, many years now.
Most, including me cannot distinguish the sound quality of a $200 vs $300 dollar speaker. But even a toddler can assess that Siri is ****.there is no need...
The problem with this product is that apple need to market the HomePod like AirPods, the videos of the product is silly and you don't understand nothing from them, the customer need to have sense of the incredible sound quality combined with the ecosystem in order to justify a 300$ worth in his mindset, as of now it only the "Siri" speaker for many folks out there...
in 300$ the HomePod is a steal and very CHEAP! worth way more than that..
and there are times that it lowers to 200$!..
echo? google home?
they are NOT in the same product category (they produce sound, thats the only common thing)
HomePod is light years ahead in terms of sound quality and clarity, The bass notes, the atmosphere is on another level.
This argument again.That’s just not true. The sound quality mightn’t be to your personal taste, and things like this are subjective, but a wide range of publications praised the high fidelity of HomePod audio.
I’d also take issue with your ‘useless’ statement re: Siri. If that were not also fakenews, I’d be at a loss to explain what it is in my kitchen that helps my family with various tasks & queries nearly every day (btw, not claiming Siri is perfect).