HomePod HomePod uses BT or WiFi?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by pika2000, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    We know it has the W1 chip, but that is only to assist pairing right? So what does Apple use for the wireless audio streaming? The HomePod is not compatible with non Apple devices, so probably not Bluetooth. Wondering if any reviewers have discussed this. (None that I’ve read so far)
  2. za9ra22 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2003
    Wifi. It doesn't use bluetooth for audio and can't be used as a bluetooth speaker.
  3. colinwil macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2010
    Reading, UK
    Airplay over WiFi. It doesn't use Bluetooth for streaming - only for initial setup
  4. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Bluetooth can also be used for HomeKit device that use it.

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