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Apple releases HomePod software 14.2 and tvOS 14.2 with enhanced home theater support, more

Following the release of iOS 14.2 and watchOS 7.1 to the public, Apple also released today HomePod software 14.2 and tvOS 14.2. Both updates bring bug fixes and improvements, including better home theater support for HomePods paired with Apple TV.

HomePod has always been compatible with Apple TV through AirPlay technology, but now users can pair two HomePods on an Apple TV and set them as default audio devices to enjoy stereo and surround sound with Dolby Atmos.

The update also improves the recently announced Intercom feature, in addition to a new Siri command that lets users ask “What’s my update?” to hear the news, temperature, and more.

Here are the full release notes of HomePod software 14.2:

Software version 14.2 includes support for new Siri, Intercom, and Home Theater features. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.

– Ask Siri “What’s my update?” to hear a personal snapshot of your day that includes the news, weather, traffic, reminders, and calendar appointments.
– Intercom using iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay.
– Connect HomePod to Apple TV 4K and enjoy stereo, surround sound, and Dolby Atmos audio. Add a second HomePod for a more immersive soundstage.

Users can update their HomePods through the Home app on iOS. On Apple TV, tvOS 14.2 can be downloaded and installed via the Settings app.

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Filipe Espósito is a Brazilian tech Journalist who started covering Apple news on iHelp BR with some exclusive scoops — including the reveal of the new Apple Watch Series 5 models in titanium and ceramic. He joined 9to5Mac to share even more tech news around the world.