Alexa and Google Assistant Smarter Than Siri on HomePod , New Test Shows

Alexa and Google Assistant Smarter Than Siri on HomePod , New Test Shows

The tech is so refined and innovative that should something go wrong with your HomePod after the warranty period, it'll cost you an arm and a leg to have it repaired. Apple's warranty extension program costs $39 and drops the service price significantly, giving you up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a $39 fee. So, consider getting an extended warranty via AppleCare for $78, if your speaker is located in an environment that makes it is prone to accidents. The situation is such that attempting to fix one yourself will most likely result in more damage being caused.

Additionally, when Siri on the iPhone would answer a question with information gathered from a Google search, Siri on the HomePod says: "I can't get the answer to that on HomePod".

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Following the release of its HomePod speakers last Friday, Apple has also posted relevant tutorials on its social media channel to enhance user experience.

Siri on the Apple HomePod lags some way behind the intelligence of Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and even Microsoft's Cortana - but much of this is because Apple has artificially restricted what the virtual assistant can and cannot do.

One of the video tutorials teaches you how to tweak the speaker's settings via your Home app on your smartphone.

Gaining access to the internals of the HomePod is an exercise in patience and heat gunning.

You can also switch on or off offensive content. There you'll be able to instruct the smart speaker to let your listening history have a say on the device's recommendation or not.

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