Apple reportedly developing device that combines HomePod + Apple TV

Apple is reportedly testing prototypes that combines the HomePod and Apple TV into a single product (HomePod TV?). The company is also said to be adding a FaceTime camera into the device for video calls.

.Apple working on Apple TV + HomePod and Apple TV + iPad combo devices. Image: A touch surface right on top of HomePod mini lets users play, pause, skip a song, adjust the volume, or talk to Siri.
Apple’s HomePod mini

Mark Gurman and Debby Wu for Bloomberg News:

Apple has also begun early development of a HomePod speaker with a built-in screen as well as a device that combines the features of a HomePod, FaceTime camera and Apple TV, Bloomberg News has reported.

Competition for speakers with screens is already widespread.

Apple released a HomePod mini speaker last year and outlined a minor update to the Apple TV set-top box last month.

MacDailyNews Take: A combined HomePod + Apple TV, HomePod TV, would be very compelling. In nearly every place where we have an Apple TV, a HomePod is within a few feet or could be.

We imagine an Apple TV + HomePod + display with FaceTime camera would be like a privacy-focused Echo Show on steroids.


  1. I think Apple went the wrong direction in downsizing the HomePods. I think they should have gone way bigger and more powerful. I bought four of the ‘big’ HomePods and I’d surely buy way bigger HomePods and in stereo pairs, no less.

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