Apple Releases HomePod 15.1.1 Software And It’s All About The Bug Fixes

Apple has released the HomePod 15.1.1 software, with the update arriving just a few days after the company also released tvOS 15.1.1 to the public.

While Apple doesn’t tell anyone what the new HomePod software updates do unless there is a big new feature, it’s likely safe to assume that this release is all about bug fixes rather than adding functionality.

Apple’s new software update also comes just days after it made new colorful HomePod minis available for purchase.

Available for the same $99 as the previous models, orange, yellow, and blue HomePod minis are now offered alongside the previous white and space gray options. Functionally, the new HomePod mini is no different to the model that was already available.

While HomePod software updates aren’t as exciting as those for iOS and iPadOS, they’re still important in terms of the bugs that they fix. HomePod and HomePod mini smart speakers don’t have displays, meaning they must work using voice commands every time — something that can be particularly annoying when bugs are involved.

Have you been taking the new HomePod software for a spin? Shout out in the comments and on social media if you think you found a change that we’ve missed.

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