Apple is releasing HomePod 15.1.1 Software to all users today. This update comes a few days after the company seeded version 15.1.1 of tvOS.

Today’s build is 1A2591. It’s not yet clear what is changing with this version, but it’s probably just bug fixes, as with tvOS 15.1.1.

Also this week, Apple launched three new colors of the HomePod mini which ship with version 15 of the software. With version 15.1, Apple finally brought support for Lossless quality and Dolby Atmos to the original smart speaker.

At 9to5Mac, we conducted a few tests trying to stream in Dolby Atmos with a pair of HomePod mini speakers, but Apple Music didn’t show the toggle of “Dolby Atmos,” only “Lossless.” Not only that but Apple’s release notes also make clear that the HomePod mini can’t play Spatial Audio, except if you connect them to the Apple TV…

If you haven’t yet tried out these new features on your HomePod, just make sure it’s updated and follow these steps:

  • Open the Home app
  • Click in the Home icon on the top left corner
  • Choose “Home Settings” then click on your profile
  • In “Media,” click on the “Apple Music” tab
  • Toggle on “Lossless Audio” and “Dolby Atmos”

You can find it here with everything new with HomePod Version 15. 

Did you discover anything new with HomePod 15.1.1? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, @9to5Mac.

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José Adorno

Brazilian tech Journalist. Author at 9to5Mac. Previously at tv globo, the main TV broadcaster in Latin America.

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