Apple Releases 14.2.1 Software Update For HomePod And HomePod mini

Owners of the HomePod and HomePod mini smart speakers have a new software update to install after version 14.2.1 was made available to the public. The update comes around a month after the release of iOS 14.2.

As always, Apple isn’t saying much about what this new update entails, but given the small increments in software version numbers, we aren’t expecting anything huge.

Apple does say that the new update brings “general performance and stability improvements,” so it’s possible there will be no new features as such.

The release of version 14.2 was the one that added new functionality in the form of the new Intercom feature that allows users to send and receive audio messages across multiple devices.

It’s likely that your HomePod and HomePod mini will automatically update their own software eventually, but you can try to force the update by heading into the Home app and tapping the Software Update button in the Home settings screen.

We’ll be taking the version 14l.2.1 software for a spin ourselves but do let us know in the comments below if you find something new. Or, just as importantly, if a particularly irritating bug has been fixed.

Now, if only Apple could make Siri do what we want first time, every time, we’d be happy.

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