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Apple - HomePod - White

Model: MQHV2LL/ASKU: 5902411

Customer rating

Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2232 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Apple users

    Posted
    Cece128713
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    If you are an Apple only person this fits right into your everyday life. Wish it was better at answering questions like the google assistant does but love being able to access my Apple Music and stream through the house

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyment in a Cylinder ...

    Posted
    Shelly
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    Sound is great and the aesthetic is more pleasing than I first thought it might be. My only complaint is that while trying to talk to Siri on my phone, HomePod often answers by saying, "I can't do that." I find myself trying to whisper to my phone so HomePod won't hear me. Silly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound , not so smart

    Posted
    KirkS
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    Kept at the center of the room it sounds really good. Works great on its own and when connected to Apple TV or via airplay from the phone. But Siri isn't as smart as the she is on the iPhone. I get a lot of 'cannot answer that' responses. Hopefully it gets more capabilities down the road .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker

    Posted
    FLWRDK
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    Works very smoothly within the Apple world. Set-up via my iPhone was a breeze. Somewhat limited for the choice of music if you don't belong to Apple Music, which I don't at present. Sound is great. It won't answer some simple questions like "at what temperature should I cook a chicken breast" but will set a timer and let me know the local weather . Works very well with the Apple Homekit and I can turn on/off lights easily with "Hey Siri turn on the Master Bedroom Lamps" or "Hey Siri Goodnight" and it turns off the Master bedroom lights and the downstairs lamp".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound. Siri a little lacking

    Posted
    Chewy
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    I am a heavy Apple user so everything integrates nicely and is very easy to set up and control. I was able to connect and control all my LIFX bulbs quickly and LOVE being able to just say to turn on and off certain lights. If you have Apple Music, it is great because you can ask it to play songs, identify songs by lyrics, and add to your personal library or playlist. I think it sounds better than all of the other smart speakers and has a sleek and slim design. It isn't the smartest speaker compared to others and is very limited on answers when asking questions that are not music related. Overall, I am satisfied with the speaker since I use it mostly for the music and podcasts and leave the heavy searching for my phone or iPad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All these reviews are fake!

    Posted
    JM1979
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    Not one single review is from a verified purchaser except for me :). The HomePod blows away any other smart speaker in terms of sound quality. The Clarity and Bass will amaze you for about 10 minutes. To answer your question, Yes...Siri is still stupid. But that's fine. Oh yeah when using FaceTime audio, the HomePod is the best speaker phone on the planet. :). I will always buy anything and everything that Apple releases. I spare no expense!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    HomePod-first Smart speaker.

    Posted
    Bobfred57
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    I recently switched from Windows to everything Apple. It's nice to have all my devices in sinc. The HomePod sounds great. I'm able to play all the music on my Apple library. I don't have Apple Music so my music is the only choice. I can stream radio . Siri is quick and responsive but still very limited on the HomePod. I get weather, time, and snarky answers to limited questions. I bought it on sale. I'm having fun with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nope.

    Posted
    Techjunky
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    I own most of the products that Apple makes and I love them. The Homepod just misses the mark. It does sound very good. I would say it's equal to a Sonos 1 which I also own. But that's where it ends. Siri does very little. It can't check or add calendar items. It can't recognize a song playing(think shamzam). It can't answer a call, you can switch a call to it from your phone but callers told me I sounded far away(I was 6 inches from it). It is really build well, so that's good. One other thing. I have the black one, and the shiney circle on top attracts dust like crazy. You can wipe it off and 10 minutes later it's all cloudy looking and dusty. I'm guessing the magnet makes this happen. It really takes away from the look of it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Remember when Apple Anticipated Needs? Not anymore

    Posted
    Leslie
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    I'm extremely dissapointed in the lack of thought put into "families" using homekit and homepod. There is not an option to this date STILL for having more than one "owner" of a "homekit home" so even if my partner sets up the home in homekit for a home we both share and own and sends me an invite where I can edit and add devices I'm still considered a "guest" in my own home. This made me mad but didn't really cause too much of an issue UNTIL I purchased the overpriced HomePod not-so-smart speaker as a surprise today for my fiance who is out of town for 5 weeks. I rushed to pick it up.... I rushed it back home... I opened it with excitement to set it up and guess what? I'm not "allowed" to add it to my homekit and set it up because I'm not the "owner" of the "home". He11 if I'm not. The not so smart suggestion from the apple card on my screen tells me to simply have the "owner" use his phone to set it up. Oh really? He is currently in Guam. EVEN if I did have him set it up or if I sign into my ipad or one of the iphones here as him and set it up I have read that it completely makes it worthless for anything more than a speaker at home for the rest of us. It's personalized to that user for reading their texts and setting appointments etc so my own playlists and using it for anything more than just airplaying or requesting a song it's not able to do. How is it that my phone can recognize my face but a speaker that can hear and answer you from across the room with the volume all the way up cannot determine if I'm "owner 1" or "owner 2" For a fraction of the price other hubs have this technology. So my alternative? I can set up another home on my phone and set it up but I can't add any of my homekit appliances, lights, switches, outlets, (and we have several as avid apple people) to this "home" without losing them from the other homekit "home". It's like it was created as a glorified speaker for single people who don't like to share. I'm really furious, honestly. I expected forward thinking and insight. I expected this EXTREMELY obvious issue to be thought of in advance. I expected quality and more from apple especially with how late they are to the Home Hub party. I envisioned having one in the bedroom, living room and kitchen. Ambient sound throughout where he can have his music playing in the bedroom and ask siri to play a video on the apple tv (which it cannot do wtf) while I listen to my music in the kitchen while cooking and then ask siri to call my mom so I can ask about a recipe (it can't do that either) meanwhile in the living room the kids ask siri about the weather (which is one of the few things it seems to be able to do) How did this get released and miss the mark by so very much? I don't think my vision is anything beyond what should be expected. I'm willing to pay for 3 of the darn things but somehow they cannot get the basic functionality that other hubs can provide. But it sounds good? Yeah, I wouldn't know since I'm not allowed to set it up, at least not in the way that I had wanted. The design is pretty. Good thing it's round since google and alexa are running circles around it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend