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The Morning After: The verdict on Apple’s second-generation HomePod

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Apple’s first HomePod in 2018 lagged behind the smart speaker game. Sure, it sounded good, but it lacked many of the basic features of its rivals. Again, the company offers excellent sound quality in its second-generation $299 HomePod, but this time’s expanded smart home tools show Apple learned from its first attempt.

The new HomePod pairs easily with HomeKit and Matter accessories and features temperature and humidity sensors. You can use that data to create automatic triggers for other smart home devices. Even without a compatible smart thermostat, HomePod can successfully trigger a smart plug when it detects a specific temperature.

HomePod’s most notable new feature isn’t ready yet. Voice Recognition can listen for smoke and carbon monoxide alerts and notify other Apple devices.Unfortunately, there won’t be an update until later this spring.Read our full HomePod review Here.

– Matt Smith

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