December 2, 2023

Alongside the launch of iOS 17 this week, Apple additionally launched iPadOS 17, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17. Though HomePod fashions run a tweaked model of the Apple TV working system, Apple has lastly introduced all the brand new options obtainable for its good audio system with launch notes for HomePod Software program Model 17.

Beforehand, we solely knew Apple was including one characteristic for HomePod 2 house owners, however the firm had a number of extra additions up its sleeve as effectively. Right here’s all the pieces new within the newest model of the software program for every HomePod mannequin.

HomePod 2 has an unique characteristic – however not for everybody

HomePod Software program Model 17 provides an unique characteristic for Apple’s second-gen good speaker. To make use of it, customers should have a pair of the latest HomePods mixed with a brand new Apple TV 4K.

  • Improve Dialogue on HomePod (2nd era) provides you the choice to listen to spoken voices extra clearly over background sounds when paired with Apple TV 4K.

BGR already coated this characteristic, exhibiting how a lot it improves dialogue in TV exhibits and flicks – and it’s vital characteristic for anybody who has this mix of gadgets at dwelling.

All of Apple’s good audio system can benefit from these options

HomePod Software program Model 17 additionally provides the next:

  • Siri assist for AirPlay means that you can begin an AirPlay session out of your iPhone or iPad instantly in your HomePod utilizing simply your voice to be able to play a good wider vary of third-party music companies in your HomePod.
  • New name controls allow you to mute or unmute a name on HomePod.

BGR will maintain including new options for Apple’s good audio system on our tvOS 17 information.