Nearly five months after the HomePod launched in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, Apple today expanded availability of the Siri-enabled speaker to customers in Canada, France, and Germany.
HomePod is available in white and space gray for $449 in Canada and €349 in Germany and France via Apple’s online store and the Apple Store app for iPhone and iPad. It’s also available at Apple’s retail stores in each country, and at select authorized resellers, including Best Buy in Canada.
Apple recently pushed a software update to the HomePod that enables Siri to speak in French, German, and Canadian English. Apple’s website notes [...]
Ahead of the HomePod launching in Canada, France, and Germany in three days from now, the speaker has gained the ability to read the news in those countries.
Siri can now provide news briefs from a handful of sources in Canada, for example, including CBC, Global TV, CTV, and CNN. To start, say „Hey Siri“ and then say something like „read me the news“ or „what’s the news today?“
MacRumors reader Pedro Marques, who lives in Toronto, Canada, shared a demonstration of the feature with us today:
Meanwhile, in Germany, the same functionality works with sources such as public broadcasting radio station Deutschlandfunk, [...]
Best Buy today has Apple’s HomePod on sale for $299.99 in both White and Space Gray, representing $50 in savings for the smart home speaker. While it’s been possible to get HomePod for even cheaper thanks to offers like eBay’s occasional 20 percent off coupons, straight discounts on brand new models have been a bit more rare, making this a good opportunity to add HomePod to your home if you’ve been on the fence.
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