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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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RetailerRetailer ratingPriceDeliveryIn stock
Ebuyer
£269.00£3.49
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Box.co.uk
Not rated
£278.33Free
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AO.com
£279.00Free
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Apple Store UK
Not rated
£279.00Free
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BT Shop
Not rated
£279.00Free
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Currys
£279.00Free
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John Lewis & Partners
Not rated
£279.00Free
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KRCS Group LTD
Not rated
£279.00Free
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Argos
£279.00£3.95
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Laptops Direct
Not rated
£290.97Free
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Appliances Direct
Not rated
£290.97£4.95
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Fashion World
Not rated
£349.99£3.50
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Freemans
Not rated
£380.00Free
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We have tested 146 wireless, smart and Bluetooth speakers and found that there are 13 Don't Buys and 31 Best Buys.
Range of Wireless, smart and Bluetooth speaker scores
  1. 33%
    Lowest score
  2. 60%
    Average score
  3. 88%
    Highest score
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