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How to fix blank white screen during HomePod setup

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Setting up a new HomePod is normally a seamless experience. Every once in a while there's going to be a hiccup that slows things down. Some HomePod owners have found the initial setup process gets interrupted by a blank white screen. The only option is to cancel, which exits setup and leaves the HomePod not configured. How does one fix the blank screen problem during HomePod setup?

Should I get AppleCare+ for my HomePod?

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Apple's HomePod has arrived in homes around the country. Inevitably, these devices will be dropped, spilled on and otherwise damaged in accidents and mishaps. What's the best way to protect your HomePod? Repairs can be expensive, so owners may want to review AppleCare+ coverage for HomePod. Apple offers the plan directly, which can be purchased within 60 days of buying a HomePod.

How to play music on someone else's HomePod

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The HomePod is normally connected to the owner's iOS device, which is used to deliver content and configure the smart speaker. But how can another person easily deliver audio to a nearby HomePod that's not paired to their device? Rest assured, sharing that song with your friend is simple, provided you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Apple HomePod supports iTunes Match streaming

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More details on the HomePod have arrived ahead of the smart speaker's official delivery to customers and retail stores next week. Apple has primarily been showing off Siri integration with Apple Music on the HomePod. Now it seems that HomePod will also support iTunes Match, which is offered separately with a $24.99 annual subscription. iTunes Match makes it possible to scan and upload a library of up to 100,000 songs.

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