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Apple HomePod review

Key features
  • Home speaker
  • Siri
Reviewed

The Apple HomePod has a lot to prove to justify its higher price compared to many rival speakers. Apple has positioned the HomePod speaker as a music player first and foremost, aiming to set it apart from voice assistant-focused rivals such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home. So has Apple delivered on its promise of crystal-clear sound? Our review has the answer.

Included in our expert review
  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What's it great at?
  • What's the sound like?
  • What's it like to use?
  • What's it like as a smart hub?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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Test results

The overall Which? test score is made up of the following star ratings, all determined by our rigorous lab tests.

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AO.com
£199.00
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John Lewis & Partners
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£199.00
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Music Magpie
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£209.99
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Littlewoods
£259.99
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Currys
£279.00
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Laptops Direct
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£289.97
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Appliances Direct
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£289.97
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Ebuyer
£301.98
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MyTrendyPhone
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£329.60
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We have tested 158 wireless, smart and Bluetooth speakers and found that there are 14 Don't Buys and 29 Best Buys.
Range of Wireless, smart and Bluetooth speaker scores
  1. 30%
    Lowest score
  2. 59%
    Average score
  3. 88%
    Highest score
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