With all the hype around the Apple HomePod and the strong reviews that continue to get around the web for its impressive sound and the gorgeous design we didn’t even noticed one of the best features of the Apple HomePod yet.
It is the ability to connect your HomePod to your Apple TV wirelessly.
For cord-cutters who use their Apple TV as their primary source of entertainment, this is a game-changer in many ways. The average television has notoriously poor built-in sound but external speakers have their own problems. On top of being pricey, soundbars and other surround-sound equipment require complex wiring and additional cables, taking hours to install and a serious amount of work to hide cables, if even possible. For those who prefer clean setups and technology that doesn’t take over the decor, there’s no easy solution outside of bringing in an electrician to do it properly.
WIth the HomePod, you can connect to your AppleTV wirelessly for room-filling, powerful sound. No, it won’t work with your cable box, but it’s perfect for those who prefer Netflix and Prime Video (and live TV over services like Sling and DirecTV Now) over old-school methods.