At the beginning of 2023, Apple announced the second-generation full-sized HomePod, around two years after it discontinued the original smart speaker. Packed with a lower price tag, a slightly tweaked design, and new features, the 2023 HomePod has successfully been a more worthwhile purchase compared with the original version.
Since the HomePod is another accessory of Apple’s product line, you may be wondering if it is compatible with non-Apple devices. Unfortunately, the answer is no. You cannot connect it with non-Apple devices for playing content over Bluetooth, even though the HomePod supports Bluetooth 5.0. In other words, it cannot function as a standalone Bluetooth speaker. Instead, you must pair the HomePod with your iPhone or iPad and use Apple’s AirPlay protocol or Siri to play audio.
How to set up HomePod 2023
- Place the HomePod on a leveled serface with a six-inch gap around it.
- Plug in the device and wait for a chime to play. When you hear the sound, a white light will flicker on top of the HomePod.
- Unlock your iPhone or iPad and place it near the HomePod. Wait for the two devices to connect.
- Choose Set Up from the dialogue box that will appear on your device’s screen.
- Scan the blinking white light.
- Select your room under the Pick a Room section ➝ tap Agree.
- Go to Transfer Settings → Continue.
- Approve or disallow Siri to recognize your voice.
- Choose from Use Personal Requests or Don’t Use Personal Requests.
- Enter your Apple ID password → select Sign In. It may take a few minutes to set up.
- Tap Done.
Kasa Smart Plug Mini 15A, Apple HomeKit Supported
- 【Apple Homekit Support】This Apple HomeKit compatible smart plug fully integrates into your Apple ecosystem, just ask Siri to turn on/off the devices in your home. (Apple HomeKit remote control requires an additional networked Apple device at home such as an iPad, HomePod or Apple TV.)
- 【Energy Monitoring & 15A Max Load】Use the smart Wi-Fi home plug to monitor your connected device’s energy usage in real-time and view its historical power consumption within the Kasa Smart app. 1800W, 15A max load supported.