from November 18, 2020
Two HomePods are better than one, but…
The latest version of Apple TV’s tvOS allows you to pair a stereo set of HomePods to the TV box. So, I thought I’d give it a shot. The result is… okay, but I have five real speakers in a 5.0 surround sound setup, and that sounds dramatically better. Coming from a real surround system makes me a poor judge of whether a pair of HomePods would work for you. However, I can guarantee they’ll sound better than built-in TV speakers. I can also guarantee that it’s pretty cool being able to say, “Hey Siri, turn on the TV” and “Hey Siri, resume Bob’s Burgers.” And the music quality is great. If you’re already in the Apple ecosystem, a HomePod is worth it.