The HomePods, as with other devices, are updated from time to time, and that is exactly what Apple has done with macOS Ventura 13.3 and iOS 16.4, which through these updates has given these devices a new function which is very interesting, although from La Manzana Mordida we hope that you never have to use it. Keep reading that we tell you everything.
The HomePods are undoubtedly some top notch speakers, offering both the HomePod and the HomePod mini a really excellent sound quality, also accompanied by a great volume that fills rooms, living rooms, kitchens and practically everything that is proposed. Now, this product was not only released to delight the ears of users, but also to make their lives a little easier thanks to Siri and, above all, to being one of the centers of all the home automation of your house, that is, of HomeKit.
HomePods can detect smoke in your home
One of the new features that have come to Apple smart speakers is the ability of these devices to recognize alarm soundsamong them, smoke alarms, so that, immediately after recognition, the user receives a notification on his iPhone of what is happening at home.
This sound recognition came to the HomePod in Januarycoinciding with the launch of the 2nd generation HomePod, however, in order to be used it needs the new HomeKit architecture that has arrived, again, with macOS Ventura 13.3 and iOS 16.4. What you have to be very clear about is that you really HomePods are not capable of detecting smoke by themselvesthat is, they do not have smoke detection sensors, but what they are capable of doing is detect alarm smoke detection, as well as other types of alarms that can alert you to what is happening in the place where you have the HomePod located.
As we said before, it is a function that sum in tranquility, above all because it provides the possibility for users who may experience this situation to have the ability to react as quickly as possible to avoid a major disaster. Without a doubt, the HomePod is increasingly becoming a product that is more than a speaker, being a Fundamental piece of the entire architecture of a home controlled with HomeKit. The pity is that Siri really isn’t up to the task of other virtual assistants on the market, and that undoubtedly affects the functionality of this device that, even so, has been able to make practically any user who has the pleasure of enjoying it in their home fall in love with it. day by day, both for what it is capable of offering in terms of sound, and for the facilities that its use provides on a day-to-day basis.