Apple Releases iOS 11.4 Update for the HomePod

BY Evan Selleck

Published 29 May 2018

Earlier today, Apple officially released the iOS 11.4 update to the masses. With it, the company welcomed new additions like AirPlay 2.

AirPlay 2 is one of the most oft-requested features for Apple products, allowing for more granular control over playing the same music over multiple devices in the same house, as long as those devices support AirPlay 2 as well, of course. It is a feature that is considered a must-have for the company’s first smart speaker, too, the HomePod, something that was missing from the device at its launch earlier this year.

But Apple has rectified that today. The company has officially released the iOS 11.4 update for the HomePod as well, which officially brings stereo support to the HomePod, as well as support for AirPlay 2. The new software should automatically be installed after you update your iOS devices to iOS 11.4. However, the new software can also be manually updated by going into the Home iOS app, selecting your HomePod, and then selecting the Software Update option. This will check to see if you’re running the newest available software, and, if not, update the smart speaker.

This is the second update that the HomePod has received since its release earlier this year. The first was with the iOS 11.3 update released to the public back in March.

The iOS 11.4 update is available for supported iOS devices and, now, the HomePod. If you want a brief rundown of what’s new in iOS 11.4, you can check this link.