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Sonos Pokes Fun at Apple's Homepod Launch

Sonos Pokes Fun at Apple's Homepod Launch

With repairs of the Homepod costing more than a brand new Echo ($99) or Google Home Speaker ($199), consumers may gravitate towards a more affordable smart home solution.

The above being said, the HomePod is starting to seem like a niche product targeting Apple's loyal fanbase.

When you're ready to play music, Siri plays DJ and pulls from Apple Music to serve up songs and playlists.

"Hello Apple, Something About Us, Together, Feels Right, Even Though, You're Crazy, For This, Home, Pod, Remember, Two Is Better Than One, Just Playing (Dreams), It's a Party, Everybody's Coming to My House, Even You, Come As You Are, Fruit Machine, No Matter What You're Told, We're Going to Be Friends, Over Everything".

The HomePod delivers impeccable sound quality that surpasses that of similar offerings by Google and Sonos, reviewers say. The marketing and demos both focus heavily on music and it has an emphasis on audio quality that will please the audiophiles out there (if Apple didn't kill them all off by popularising digital music in the first place). Most recently, today's line of smart speakers became even more saturated with the addition of the Apple HomePod.

In a way, sending this tweet with a Spotify playlist was like baking a sugar-dripping birthday cake for a diabetic.

You need to have an iOS device to use it, and you must subscribe to Apple Music to access songs. Siri's capacities are limited next to the Google Assistant, as the latter is capable of performing other tasks such as doing Google searches or even answering trivia questions.

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Apple Music can be controlled by voice commands to Siri.

This year, 30 million people in the US will use an Amazon Echo, according to eMarketer, which projected overall voice-enabled smart speak share at 68% for Amazon Echo and 25% for Google Home.

Commands such as "Hey Siri, what's the weather like in New York City?" and "Hey Siri, play Kanye West" work without a hitch. It's not uncommon for Apple products to sell out on the first day, so selling out almost 2 weeks later is a bit of a red flag but expected. You can't ask Siri to make a phone call.

There's also the thing with Apple's tendency to lock its products inside its own ecosystem.

"You can't ask Siri to look up a recipe". This is especially so when compared to the Google Assistant, which is integrated in the Google Home Max.

I've said this already, but I'll say it again: the HomePod sounds good. More than 16% of iPhone users were strongly compelled to purchase an Echo device over a HomePod. So why is it still so complicated?


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