HomePod owners already know that Siri can help with a variety of tasks. Asking Siri to deliver the weather forecast, play music, or answer iPhone calls is just the beginning. For anyone using Find My iPhone to track a lost or missing device, Siri on HomePod can help with that, too.
Despite the fact that Apple products are mostly intuitive and self-explanatory, it can still help to read the directions. For anyone looking to expand their knowledge of the HomePod and its many capabilities, the official User Guide from Apple is the definitive source of all things HomePod. You won't find the HomePod guide on iBooks, only on the web.
AirPlay 2 promises to bring multi-room audio and stereo pairing to the Apple HomePod. Not only this, but owners of third-party speakers can enjoy benefits including Siri playback controls, better syncing between speakers, and a larger buffer for uninterrupted streaming. The iOS Home app can be used to manage multiple speakers from different manufacturers. So which wireless speakers will work with AirPlay 2?
Yes, the HomePod power cable can be disconnected, but this is not recommended by Apple.
It takes a large amount of force to remove the power cord from the back of a HomePod. Once removed, the plug can be replaced if it's not damaged, also by using a lot of pressure. Simply line up the pins in the bottom of the HomePod and press the cable back in.