HomePod mini and HomePod Can’t Be Stereo Paired, But HomePod Home Theater Support Coming Soon for Apple TV 4K
Following the HomePod mini announcement at Tuesday’s Apple event, The Loop‘s Jim Dalrymple has answered a key question many people have been asking: Can you pair a HomePod mini with an original HomePod to make a stereo pair?
“The short answer is no,” explains Dalrymple. “You can’t make a stereo pair of a HomePod and a HomePod mini. You can make a stereo pair of two HomePods or two HomePod minis, but you can’t mix and match the two products.”
That’s not to say the two devices can’t be used together at all, however. Dalrymple goes on to explain that if you have a HomePod and HomePod mini in the home, they can be used to play your music in different rooms. Apple’s new Intercom feature will also work on both devices.
Dalrymple says an update is on the way for the original HomePod that will add many features
After months of rumors and speculation,a new, smaller smart speaker called the HomePod Mini at its event.
Apple’s HomePod debuted in 2018 with a $349 price tag, great sound and the risk of putting white rings on your tabletop. Since then, despite some handy iterations on the HomePod’s features via periodic software updates, Apple hasn’t made much progress in the smart home, even as Amazon and Google continue to expand their audiences for Alexa and Google Assistant products across the board. That changed today with the reveal of a smaller, smarter speaker.
How big is the HomePod Mini?
The HomePod Mini is significantly smaller than its predecessor. Wrapped in a mesh fabric, it measures 3.3 inches tall and 3.9 inches wide (84 by 98 mm) and weighs 0.76