The Apple HomePod mini comes with the intercom feature, which allows people to communicate with family members in the house through a network of compatible smart speakers

Apple has added three new colors – orange, yellow and blue – to the HomePod mini range, along with the existing white and space gray finishes in the latest update for compact smart speakers. The technology giant from Cupertino also announced that it will integrate its voice assistant Siri with its Apple Music service with the new voice plan worth 49 yen per month. All of this will be available in November, Apple said during its Unleashed event on Monday, which showcased the next-generation MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets and the third-generation AirPods with spatial audio and design overhaul.

Apple HomePod mini comes with the Intercom feature, which allows people to communicate with family members in the house over a network of the smart speaker. It also works with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods and CarPlay, everyone in the household can receive and send intercom messages when they are close to these devices.

Later this year, multi-user speech recognition through Siri will be available in all regions where the HomePod mini is available, so everyone in the house can enjoy music curated just for them, access personal playlists, use personal queries, and more / p>

Siri also automatically adjusts the HomePod mini ‘s speaking volume based on the room environment and the volume of the user. Siri will also support various language options for English speakers in the US, so users can choose which voice to speak to them when they set up their device right from the start.

Multiroom audio with AirPlay 2 gives users the ability to play different content in different rooms in the house. However, this requires multiple HomePod devices or AirPlay 2 compatible speakers.

In the meantime, the voice plan will integrate Siri with the Apple Music subscription, which will allow the voice assistant to create playlists in real time according to the user’s needs.

The HomePod Mini and Apple Music Voice plan will be available in India and other regions later this year. The HomePod mini will be available for 9,900 yen.

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