Apple Releases HomePod Software 14.3 For HomePod And HomePod mini
Apple today released H0mePod Software 14.3 for both the HomePod and HomePod mini. The update is available for those who have the two devices and can be installed via the Home app on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
The update comes just over a month after the 14.2 update was also made available to the public, adding support for the new Intercom feature.
However, the new 14.3 update doesn’t seem to add anything quite as exciting this time around. Instead, the release notes simply mention “general performance and stability improvements,” although neither of those things are to be sniffed at.
Apple’s HomePod and HomePod mini will install the new update automatically, eventually, unless the user has disabled the auto-update feature. We’d suggest leaving that enabled wherever possible because these updates often involve improved Siri response and whatnot. We’re also hopeful that is the case here, too.
Apple doesn’t release all that many audioOS updates, and there is no developer or public beta similar to that for iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS.
The updates can make a pretty dramatic difference to how well a HomePod or HomePod mini behaves, though. We’d always suggest running the latest version of audioOS wherever possible.