My Hive thermostat works fine - support was recently added
That’s just my list, not the full list! Actually I missed Tado out too. I’m pretty sure Hive is HomeKit compatible. I think some TP Link devices work with Siri Shortcuts, but not HomeKit. Haven’t heard of SmartLife.
So not TPLink Hive, and SmartLife. Sadly that counts me out. Thanks for the reply.
As long as the device is HomeKit compatible, then it will work. I use Hue, IKEA, Netatmo, Logitech, Belkin, Meross, Eve devices, to name a few…
Thank you. Not the solution for me, but thanks all the same.
Citation one. I don’t think you can ‘cast’ to it as such, but Bluetooth works in the same way. Apple Music appears in the list of services in the Google home app, so should function with voice commands. I haven’t tried it as I don’t have an Apple Music sub.
Which model Citation? I originally went with Google speakers because Siri is so rubbish, but I found I couldn’t play direct from the Apple Music app to a Google Home. I could use voice commands to play Apple Music on Google Home, but sometimes I like to browse on my phone then cast to speaker like I can with Spotify. Same limitation with the HK?
Having had a homepod before, I'd recommend the Harmon Kardon citation. Its sound quality is comparable, it also has Bluetooth, can play Apple music if that's your preference, and Google assistant is better than Siri in my opinion. Because Samsung were giving them away as part of a promotion a couple of weeks back, there are loads of them on eBay for about £70.
That explains it. Most reviewers obviously dont come from yorkshire :D
Alexa is good for smart home support, google good for that too but better at answering questions. Siri is good for eh nothing but homepod is good for music or at least was good. The mini is good for the size though.
Google assistant makes both Siri and Alexa garbage
I’m not entirely sure that someone from Yorkshire would talk an obscure language. Alexa sucks for speech recognition and that’s all there is to it
You must talk some obscure language. Siri is the worst and has been for a long time on pretty much every review. It is the main reason i couldn't deal with a homepod.
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I tried asking John Lewis and Curry’s to price match sync and they are just making excuses as to why they can’t even though they aren’t mentioned in their Price Match Guarantee. Would prefer to have the 2 years JL warranty for peace of mind.
thats bad, they should at least be honest about it instead of trying to make out its down to the poster. a deal is a deal for someone else i'm sure they make plenty of money form all the clicks etc on here. oh well never mind but the space grey ones are £75 quid if your want to safe a few quid more.
If it was sync then it’s because hot uk don’t benefit from a kickback but with AO they do. Money talks 💵
hmm how come these aren't taken down, i posted a deal which was cheaper and they took mine down saying i was self promoting linked to the company etc. total nonsense you think your helping out people.
I can they mine to play BBC radio, unless I stream from my phone which is killing it's battery. Is this normal. Even if I say "hey Siri, playy BBC radio 6 from TuneIn". Seems unable to do it, so etching with licensing? Sound in a pair in my lounge is great, but bought them for upstairs, but they don't like the weaker WiFi. Not sure I would recommend them just now.
Strange choice considering they soon after discontinued the large ones
From memory the feature is a fairly recent one added around the time the minis were released (before that you couldn’t set big homepods as default either) But for whatever reason Apple chose to reserve it to the big ones! Fingers crossed they change their mind later down the line….
Ok thanks for setting me straight. Think I would have still bought them anyway to be honest as it doesn’t sound too bad but surely they will add that feature in the near future. Does make you think though why they didn’t choose to add the functionality at the same time as the og HomePods. :S
It's big brother has been killed off in the US. No longer for sale - so unless it's a parts issue - I think we'll see the end of it (or an upgraded one with the same chip as the Minis).
Mine has just arrived - what I can say at first impression it setup much easier than the bigger - pretty much all of the 6 big ones I have glitch out on setup this one was effortless. It's nice the the + and - buttons always show as I always accidentally play or pause when try and turn up the volume on the big ones. Siri is still dumb xD "Hey Siri, play country music" "I'm sorry I can;t find country music in Apple music." WHYYY NOT FFS!
I have 6 normal HomePod's the sound quality is great but overall HomeKit and connectivity hasn't been the best i've just ordered 2 of the Mini's from JL see if these new ones are any better.
Give it time. These things don't happen overnight 🤪. Anyway, do you have sales figures to back that up? I'm guessing not. Also, I was referring more blgenerakky to apple's smart speaker strategy which has undoubtedly failed.
Stay clear of theioutlet if you purchased refurb. I bought an A grade X's from them and it was In a mess cosmetically, 83% battery yet they claim it was refurb. And that you have to request a new battery. Needless to say I left them feedback then they got In touch to ask me to remove it send the phone back and he would personally make sure I got a pristine one without delay. I sent the phone back 5hen yesterday the straight up refund me and when I get was in remove the phone to them they blame it on a new start who has conventetly only worked 6 hours for them. So agian after the poor experience I leave them feedback and then again immediately I'm bombarded with txt to take it down. Promises the earth again. This company only cares about reviews and they are quite smug about it when they speak with you. Stay clear of you had any ideas to use them I suspect the good reviews they have are fake or bought.
Was grade C and seller is Cheapest_Electrical. Search the iPhone 12 deals on HOTUKD 2 weeks back.
I'm guessing you didn't order a grade A for that price so the grade and seller name would be helpful thanks.
Says it can be used on any network in the description
Posted 14th AprPosted 14th AprLocalLocal
Apple HomePod Mini Smart Speaker £79 at John Lewis & Partners in Cardiff£79£9920% offJohn Lewis Deals
Apple HomePod mini in John Lewis, I'm unsure if this is nationwide. Product code: 70440602 Full-range driver and dual passive radiators for deep bass and crisp high frequenc… Read more
Definitely. I really hope they don’t set an expiration date on them. I’m not paying Google £10/mth for 1 camera that I’m currently paying £4/mth for exactly the same service. Corporate greed!
I don’t have nest cams. Same as you though, I’ve kept my nest account, especially as the session key is much easier to get for HB support.
Tremendous, isn’t it? Recently bought a Pi 4 8GB and am about to migrate HB across from my 3. The Pi is getting mighty powerful these days! Flirc case is smart as well, looks quite premium. I can’t get NEST cams in HB yet as the cam plugin seems to require a Google account migrated from a NEST account. I kept my NEST account as there was no benefit other than more expensive Aware plan since I only have 1 of their cams. Kind of annoying. Wish someone would do a plugin for the old NEST accounts like mine ;(
Posted 7th AprPosted 7th Apr
APPLE HomePod Mini - White or Space Grey - £79.99 each delivered @ Currys PC World£79.99£9011% off Free P&P FreeCurrys PC World Deals
Nice offer. £79.99 each APPLE HomePod Mini - White APPLE HomePod Mini - Space Grey + Free 5 months Apple Music, Apple Arcade and Apple News+ for New Apple Music… Read more
Definitely. I’m usually the first to hate on Apple for their usual outrageous pricing but I have to say the HomePod Mini is actually pretty reasonably priced given what it offers. Specially if you can get one for £80! I think I might even buy a second one to put upstairs as the living room one can’t hear me up there. With so many smart devices, controlling things through Siri via Scenes is just awesome. Interestingly, something I noticed the other day is that Siri is the only assistant who understands you asking for multiple things. “Turn off the kitchen and living room lights”. She does that no problem whereas Alexa and Google Assistant can’t and need separate requests for each.
Just googled thread. That’s very interesting! Good to know my purchase will be even more worth it in the future!
However HomeKit is miles better than Alexa’s smart integration (and Google’s). And the HomePod Mini supports Thread which is going to be a big deal soon. I bought one for HomeKit hub alone and was pleasantly surprised at how good the sound quality is.
Not just HomePods, but also; iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, AirPods, Macs, and I believe Apple TV’s also. Plus intercom messages can be sent to/from members of the household from outside the home.
I don’t know about Ring but intercom allows you to send messages to other HomePods in your home.
Posted 2nd AprPosted 2nd Apr
Apple HomePod mini Smart Speaker - Space Gray - £90 delivered @ Currys PC World / eBay£90 Free P&P FreeeBay Deals
Great little speaker, with decent sound! Seems a good price haven’t seen it cheaper yet, new in box with free delivery. White also available - https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/1804171… Read more
NIce for sound quality and very compact. Tempted but it's really unclear how I'll play a range of radio stations. Seems it'll only play BBC radio stations via airplay, that means your iPhone is tied up with the connection, right?
Looks like an upside down alexa
They have been out for only a short time - no chance the minis are being discontinued soon.
now £79 https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/apple-homepod-mini-white-or-space-grey-ps7999-each-delivered-at-currys-pc-world-3701514
Unlikely, they sell like hot cakes.
Posted 31st MarPosted 31st Mar
Apple HomePod Wireless Bluetooth Speaker With Siri - Space Grey/White Refurbished Argos Ebay- 12 Months Warranty £179.99£179.99eBay Deals
HomePod is a breakthrough speaker that senses its location and tunes the music to sound amazing wherever you are in the room. Together with Apple Music, it gives you access to over… Read more
I'm surprised they haven't tackled a soundbar yet I'm sure that would sell will with Atmos and spacial audio support. Anyways can you use these in stereo without an apple device. Like will it connect to the apple TV app on my LG tv
This will likely be supported for a long time to come - just like the Airport and TimeCapsule. Also, the HomePod mini is still well and truly alive, so I don't see why they wouldn't port new features across if the processor supports it. The only thing it wouldn't be able to do that HPm could is Thread mesh stuff, but even the mini doesn't utilise that currently, and probably never will.
Missed it again (annoyed) don’t think I even saw a notification
fantastic when setup as a stereo pair gutted i missed this would have got another two to replace the minis in the bedrooms as i just dont like those
Posted 27th MarPosted 27th Mar
Apple HomePod mini Smart Speaker - White £93.99 delivered @ Very£93.99£995% off
£90 with Free Click and Collect. Delivery £3.99 Available in white and space grey . Jam-packed with innovation, HomePod mini fills the entire room with rich 360-degree audio.Pl… Read more
Good video that explains what this HomePod mini can/can't do, intended type of user.
Ah thank you! That’s great!
Don’t see why not. Link to the space grey one is in the description.
Could I price match with curry’s for a space grey model or would that not be possible?
My answer was somewhat tongue in cheek. If you are on any social platform, hell even HKUD, your privacy is already gone. Our devices track us daily. If you don’t see that your comments are more ironic than you know
Posted 26th MarPosted 26th Mar
Apple HomePod Mini with Siri - Space Grey or Silver - 2 for £183 with code delivered (UK Mainland) @ AO£183£1988% off Free P&P Freeao Deals
Of course, but Sonos’ entry price point was significantly lower when the HomePod launched.
No. It’s not that. You’ve heard of a company called Sonos? People spend plenty on their equipment.
I’m the complete opposite to you. Alexa is redundant in this house, a running joke here, we speak in a Scottish accent and she’s sometimes now more likely to understand us for some odd reason. Never had an issue with Siri not answering though, the only issue I ever have with Siri is if I ask him to turn the lights on, X colour, % brightness as the same command, I find I have to ask for X colour then % brightness as two separate commands. Also love that Siri controls each radiator in each room too and can set it for certain amount of time too by voice. (y)
I use both with my hue system and other start home devices. I must admit, I use my phone for both as have Apple TV etc. I must admit, Alexa has far more functionality and works flawlessly whereas I find Siri doesn’t understand or just says hmmm, I’m not sure. I remember with his there was also an issue with you had to configure voices which at the time you couldn’t configure multiple and you just don’t have that issue with Alexa. Lots of good kids apps on there too which are just missing from the home pod
Not sure why he thinks Siri is useless. I have three echo devices (had 6) but just couldn’t deal with how bad Alexa is. Siri on the other hand controls my cameras, all lights, surround sound, alarm, automation on it works perfectly and being able to just go into the home app and see everything there as a button and live stream of my video cameras is brilliant. Alexa app is just a mess to me. But it’s personal opinion I guess.
Posted 19th MarPosted 19th Mar
Apple HomePod Mini with Siri – Space Grey - £75 @ ElekDirect (AO Outlet)£75£9924% off Free P&P FreeElekDirect Deals
Am I publishing so I don’t buy myself, absolutely. (y) 1 left… it’s going to be an interesting race of who has the fastest fingers. (lol)
When this was in stock last Friday I sent a price match to Currys, then it went out of stock with AO direct and I thought the price match would be rejected. To my surprise I got a response from Currys today and they honored the price match for £75! I also get a discount scheme at work with Currys similar to the blue light card which gives me additional 7%, So in the end the total I paid was £69, not bad at all! Anyone still looking for one I would try sending a price match with Currys, no harm in trying.
I like the mini but not in the same class as the full size homepod. I have no experience ofthe Sonos one but i would expect that to be better in the bass department due to the size. Assuming you have Apple device then i believe the One is Airplay2 compatible (but not the Play One).
aaahhhhhhh. no worries thanks
Already gone as well!
Posted 24th FebPosted 24th Feb
Apple HomePod Wireless Speaker - White Refurbished £265.05 @ Argos / eBay£265.05 Free P&P FreeeBay Deals
Seems like a decent price. Comes with a year warranty. Most likely a customer return. 4 available at time of posting.
Currently £219 brand new, plus this product has been discontinued by Apple. https://www.shopplay.co.uk/apple-homepod-space-grey
It’s worth considering the HomePod mini as a far cheaper alternative with audio quality that isn’t far off this. Frankly you could buy two and still have plenty of money left compared to price of regular HomePod.
They come up on their eBay store. I have it saved in my watch list and snap them up when available https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333177981051
i got mine at currys with free delivery to a more local carphone warehouse last year for £206 but about a week after i saw them on offer for £199 then with 10% code all posted on here (might have been argos or O2)
This isn’t a good deal. Especially for a refurbished. Full sized HomePods go below £200 every few months and get posted on HUKD, John Lewis also often price match. Wait for a discount or get 2 HomePod minis for a stereo pair.