After some extent of confusion over the conceivable ways to play tune on its new HomePod speaker, Apple has cleared issues up through posting additional info on appropriate audio assets. The HomePod does certainly paintings with iTunes Match and bought iTunes tracks in addition to Apple Music, in step with Apple’s web page, which additionally mentions Beats 1, podcasts, and the skill to AirPlay “other content” from more than a few Apple merchandise. You must be capable of beam songs from apps like Spotify, then, even though you will not be able to play them with spoken instructions.
This way no common Bluetooth toughen — despite the fact that there is Bluetooth five.zero connectivity inside of the instrument — so Apple Music subscribers with Android telephones are apparently out of good fortune. In truth, the HomePod calls for an Apple instrument in a position to working iOS 11 for the setup procedure.
None of that is unexpected, however it emphasizes the sense that this product isn't going to be interesting to many of us who aren’t all-in on Apple’s and products and services ecosystem. As as to whether the HomePod is just right sufficient to enchantment to people who find themselves, we’ll have to determine subsequent week — it is going on sale on February ninth.