HomePod 15.6 Update Adds Voice Recognition Languages

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Posted in News by Miika on July 31, 2022

HomePod 15.6 update

Apple has released HomePod 15.6 update with additional languages supported by the Siri Voice Recognition feature. Under-the-hood performance and stability improvements are also included in this release.

HomePod 15.6 Update

This version is available, as usual, over-the-air in:

  • Home -> Home Settings -> Software Update
  • Tap Update and be patient until this new release is deployed on your HomePod.

HomePod 15.6 Features

homepod 15.6 release notes
Apple highlights, in the release notes, a single new feature, which expands support for Siri Voice Recognition for Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, and Japanese languages:

“Software version 15.6 adds Siri voice recognition support in Mandarin Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong), and Japanese (Japan). This update also includes performance and stability improvements.”

HomePod 15.6 Bug Fixes

Problems solved by this update are confirmed here:

HomePod 15.6 Issues

Any bug surfacing in this update are listed below, along with available workarounds:

Have you updated HomePod to OS 15.6? What’s your feedback? Did you spot any changes or issues worth mentioning? Use the comments section.

Related: Apple has also rolled out iOS 15.6 / iPadOS 15.6 (19G71), watchOS 8.7 (19U66), macOS 12.5 (21G72) and tvOS 15.6 (19M65).


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