Simultaneously with the update to iOS 17.1.1, Apple has released even more updates. Strangely enough, at the time of writing, no new tvOS 17.1.1 has yet been released, but an update has been released for the HomePod, which largely runs on the same code base. This update fixes a bug that some HomePod users were experiencing.
HomePod software update 17.1.1 available
The update comes a few days after the release of HomePod software 17.1, which introduced improved dialogs. This initially only worked on the second generation HomePod from 2023. With software update 17.1, Apple expanded this to the first generation HomePod from 2018 and the HomePod mini from 2020. This means you can now use all HomePods to transmit voice (in combination with an Apple TV) to sound better.
Good news of course, but users noticed that there were still some bugs in tvOS 17. One of them was that some HomePod speakers responded slowly or did not answer questions at all. This is now resolved,
Download HomePod software update 17.1.1
Downloading and installing the update is automatic, but you can also force this yourself if you want the update immediately. This is how you do it:
- Open the Home app on your iPhone. Go to it Hometab.
- Tap the house at the top left. If necessary, choose Home settings and select the home where the HomePod is located.
- Tap on Software update.
- The app will now check for updates.
- You will now see version number and size.
- Tap the button Download and install to update the software.
- The HomePod update will now be installed.
Also read more in our article about updating the HomePod.
Please note: keep responses on-topic, concrete and clear for others. Personal status updates on whether your download has started/successfully add nothing to the discussion. It may also take a little longer before the update is visible. You do not have to report this either. These comments will be deleted.