Speaker

Apple re-releases HomePod update to avoid bricking speakers

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Relax, HomePod owners — it’s now safe to update your speaker again. Apple has re-released the HomePod’s multi-user update (now 13.2.1) to fix the problem that bricked some users’ speakers, particularly after they tried to solve the issue by rebooting their device. You’re still asked to contact Apple […]

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HomePod update adds multi-user support and music handoffs

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Apple just made the HomePod considerably more useful for whole households, albeit somewhat later than expected. It accompanied the release of iOS 13.2 with a corresponding HomePod update that, among other things, introduces promised multi-user support. The smart speaker now recognizes the voices of different people in your […]

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New leak shows Google’s Nest Mini comes with a wall mount

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links WinFuture We’re less than a day away from the start of Google’s 2019 fall hardware event, but that doesn’t mean the leaks have to stop. WinFuture‘s Roland Quandt, a frequent leaker with a solid track record, just shared official-looking images of Google’s upcoming Nest-branded Home Mini refresh. Most notable about […]

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Amazon enlists 30 companies to improve how voice assistants work together

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Andrew Matthews – PA Images via Getty Images Just because you have an Amazon device doesn’t mean you should be limited to interacting with Alexa — or so Amazon believes. Today, the company announced a new Voice Interoperability Initiative. The goal is to work with other companies so that users […]

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HomePod radio streaming arrives on September 30th

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Apple didn’t really discuss the HomePod at its iPhone 11 event, but there was still some news that (almost) slipped under the radar. The tech firm quietly updated the HomePod’s product page to reveal that the vaunted radio streaming feature will reach the smart speaker on September 30th. […]

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Google’s next Nest Mini speaker could be wall-mountable

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Nathan Ingraham/Engadget Google’s Home Mini may receive a sizeable upgrade when its Nest-branded sequel arrives. Sources for 9to5Google claim an upcoming Nest Mini will represent a “substantial” improvement. For one, it wouldn’t be confined to desks and tables — it would reportedly included a built-in wall mount. You could place […]

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Sonos’ portable smart speaker leaks in greater detail

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links WinFuture There might not be much of a surprise left by the time Sonos unveils its first portable speaker. The crew at WinFuture has obtained pictures and details that appear to offer much clearer idea of how the hybrid smart speaker will work — including what it’s called. Known as […]

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Sonos’ leaked portable speaker automatically tunes its sound

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Zatz Not Funny Sonos isn’t have much luck preserving the mystery for its fall product launches. Zatz Not Funny and The Verge have obtained details for what’s said to be Sonos’ first portable speaker, and it’ll offer a few twists on the familiar formula. To begin with, it’ll support both […]

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Altice’s smart speaker uses Alexa to control your TV set-top box

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Altice USA You probably don’t associate cable giant Altice USA with the cutting edge of smart home technology, but it’s determined to change your mind. The company has unveiled a smart speaker, the Amplify, that can serve as a complement to your existing cable service. The Alexa-based device looks like […]

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IKEA’s Sonos-powered speakers are available now

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Aaron Souppouris/Engadget After a months-long wait, IKEA’s Sonos-powered SYMFONISK speakers are finally available. They’re sitting in the furniture giant’s stores as of today (August 1st) and should be available online “soon.” As before, what you choose depends both on the audio quality you expect and how you’ll use them to […]

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