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Apple HomePod review

£320.00 Typical price

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Key features
  • Home speaker
  • Voice control (smart speakers)
  • Siri
  • Multi-room
Expert review

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.

What's included:
  • 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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First reviewed by Which?

July 2019

Released

February 2018

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Test results

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Best Buys and Don't Buys
We have tested 149 wireless, smart and Bluetooth speakers and found that there are 11 Don't Buys and 28 Best Buys.
Range of Wireless, smart and Bluetooth speaker scores
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  2. 60%
    Average score
  3. 86%
    Highest score
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