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HomePod 15.1 Software Update: Lossless And Spatial Audio

HomePod 15.1 update

HomePod 15.1 update

Apple has pushed the HomePod 15.1 software update with support for Lossless playback and Spatial audio with Dolby Atmos. This release is available for the original HomePod and the HomePod mini. It comes alongside iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1!

HomePod 15.1 Download

how to download HomePod 15.1
This update will be installed automatically on your HomePod if you’ve kept the default settings. No matter of your configuration though, you can force the update manually in the Home app:

  • Tap the House icon, available in the top-left corner of the Home tab.
  • Go for Home Settings.
  • Scroll for Software Update in the Speakers & TV section.
  • HomePod Version 15.1 should show up. Tap Update or Update All if you own more HomePods.

Tip: Be patient until the 467.7 MB HomePod 15.1 update file is downloaded and installed on your Bluetooth speaker.

HomePod 15.1 Features

homepod 15.1 release notes
Apple’s release notes informs about support for new audio features as well as performance and stability improvements. There are two new features mentioned:

  • Lossless audio playback available with Apple Music for both the HomePod and the HomePod mini.
  • Spatial audio with Dolby Atmos support. However, this option is only available for the legacy, discontinued original HomePods.

HomePod 15.1 Bugs

The update log doesn’t mention any bug fixes, but this doesn’t mean that they’re not included. If you notice a patch don’t hesitate to tip us. Also, provide feedback in case you spot new bugs in this release:

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Glitches Fixed

Known Issues

New Bugs

Have you updated HomePod to software 15.1? Did you encounter any problems? Do you have any questions? Use the comments section to share your feedback.

Related: Apple has also released watchOS 8.1, macOS Monterey and tvOS 15.1!


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