TechRadar has a review of Apple’s foray into the smart speaker / home assistant fray. Lots of mixed feedback on this – win or miss? It seems that it really depends on whether you care about being locked into the Apple ecosystem or not.
“With the HomePod, we’re really reviewing two things at once: a premium speaker and a smart home hub. In the former category, the HomePod is excellent, with amazing sound and incredibly intuitive set-up. But in the latter Siri is only middling in its implementation, and the fact that you’re not able to break out of the Apple ecosystem for many key functions also rankles.”
Read more: https://www.techradar.com/reviews/apple-homepod-review