Apple HomePod to get a major new feature, the new HomePod mini will lack

HomePod isn’t the most loved Apple product ever made, but there are signs the Siri-powered smart speaker could still reach its potential.

The company has confirmed (via The Verge) that the voice-controlled speaker will soon support Dolby Atmos and 5.1 and 7.1 channel audio when used with an Apple TV 4K.

The update, coming in iOS 14.2 and tvOS 14.2, will enable Apple TV 4K owners to set the HomePod as their permanent TV speaker. Until now, users had to reselect the HomePod every time they wished to use it for TV, via the AirPlay 2 streaming tech.

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