HomePod Homepod Vs Sonos advise/help

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by watsonjm, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. watsonjm macrumors regular

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    Ok, i'm looking at replacing my very old sony speakers with either homepods or sonos (or a combination)

    The problem i have is that everything I watch and listen to is run from my iMac with a large TV connect via HDMI. Because of this the speakers i get would need to be for music and for movies/TV that is played from the iMac.

    As much as i would prefer homepods i cant see how they can work well as TV speakers as well as for music

    The other option i am looking at is a sonos sound bar connected direct to the TV and a homepod just for music. Does anyone know if with the Airplay 2 update both can play the same music from itunes? and how well does a homepod work when just connected to itunes?

    Any help advise or suggestions very much welcome.

    Thanks
     
  2. sigomez macrumors regular

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    I have both the HomePod and Sonos speakers and I honestly love both. Airplay is able to connect both the sonos and the HomePod to play music jointly.
     
  3. watsonjm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok that helps alot thank you

    Do you connect you homepod from a iMac?
     
  4. sigomez macrumors regular

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    I never have but do connect to my ipad and iPhone all the time.
     
  5. cynics macrumors G4

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    You can connect via iTunes on an iMac. You can AirPlay directly or just have the HomePod play specific things directly.

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    Apple Music is pretty much a requirement for the HomePod btw.

    I also have both and they both have limitations. However since I use HomeKit devices I use the HomePod more.
     

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