This video demonstrates that Siri on HomePod with iOS 11 is already able to execute Siri Shortcuts automation scripts on other devices through an iPhone with the iOS 12 beta.
The Sonos Beam has Alexa and AirPlay 2 but isn’t a 1:1 upgrade over the Playbar.
Official support for Apple’s latest AirPlay 2 media-streaming technology and Siri voice control is coming to select Sonos wireless speakers via a free software update in July.
AirPlay 2 is finally here! With it, Apple device owners can control music playback across multiple speakers and rooms from their HomePod, iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. We have put together a running list of the best Siri AirPlay 2 commands with respect to multi-room audio that let you do cool things such as play music in a particular room, play different playlists on different speakers, continue playing a song on another speaker and more—all by talking.
Has price kept you from buying a HomePod? At what price point would you consider ditching Google or Amazon and buying a smart speaker from Apple? What about $250?