Following the iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, tvOS 16.3, watchOS 9.3, and macOS Ventura 13.2 updates that got here out yesterday, Apple in the present day launched new 16.3 software program created for the HomePod, second-generation HomePod, and HomePod mini.
In keeping with Apple’s launch notes, HomePod software program model 16.3 provides quite a lot of new options. It prompts temperature and humidity sensing for each the second-generation HomePod and the HomePod mini, permitting these readings for use for house automation.
Ambient sounds have been remastered to be extra immersive and could be added to scenes, automations, and alarms within the Dwelling app, and recurring Dwelling automations could be arrange utilizing Siri instructions. Apple has additionally added a singular affirmation tone that may play when good house requests are enacted for equipment which might be situated in a distinct room or that don’t present a visual change. Discover My integration for HomePod additionally allows you to ask Siri for the placement of family and friends.
For the primary and second-generation bigger HomePod fashions, optimized audio tuning offers improved readability for spoken content material like podcasts and audiobooks, and on the first-generation HomePod, there are up to date quantity controls for extra granular changes at decrease volumes. Apple’s full launch notes for the replace are under.
HomePod software program model 16.3 consists of help for brand spanking new options on your HomePod. This replace additionally consists of bug fixes and stability enhancements.
– Temperature and humidity sensing measures your indoor local weather with HomePod (2nd era) and HomePod mini
– Remastered ambient sounds are extra immersive and may now be added to scenes, automations, and alarms within the Dwelling app
– Discover My on HomePod now lets you ask Siri for the placement of family and friends, if they’ve shared it with you
– Recurring Dwelling automations could be arrange utilizing simply your voice
– Siri affirmation tone will now play to point when good house requests are accomplished for equipment that will not visibly present a change or are situated in a distinct room
– Audio tuning optimizes spoken content material resembling podcasts for even higher readability on HomePod (2nd era) and HomePod (1st era)
– Up to date quantity controls on HomePod (1st era) provide you with extra granular changes at decrease volumes
HomePod software program is put in routinely on the HomePod until the characteristic is disabled, however the HomePod may also be manually up to date within the Dwelling app by following the directions in our HomePod replace the right way to.
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