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  • Amazon Echo vs Apple HomePod

    Posted on Nathan Parker Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

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     Nathan Parker 1 week, 6 days ago.

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    • #1849484 Reply

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      As a person who owns multiple Amazon Echo devices in my home, are there any good reasons to consider also owning an Apple HomePod, or am I better off remaining with just using Echo devices? I do own an iPhone, iPad, a couple of Macs, an Apple Watch, and Apple TV, and I’m especially curious if the HomePod in conjunction with Apple TV would give me increased sound when watching Apple TV content (although the sound on my current TV is pretty good at the moment).

      Thanks!

      Nathan Parker

    • #1849972 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      are there any good reasons to consider also owning an Apple HomePod,

      These are 2 entirely different devices. One, Echo, is for Alexa Assistant and other noises. The other, HomePod, is for pure high quality music.

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      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      Got it. Thanks for the info!

      Nathan Parker

    • #1870653 Reply

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      I believe there’s a way to route audio from an Apple TV to a HomePod. Does anyone happen to know how to do it?

      Also, does anyone know if there’s a way to route audio from an Amazon Fire TV to a HomePod (maybe over Bluetooth or some other method)?

      Eventually Amazon Fire TV will become my primary TV input, with Apple TV being my other TV input (right now my primary is a Channel Master DVR that’s slowly aging), and when my TV does eventually go, instead of an ugly wired soundbar, if I already had a HomePod sitting in my living room, routing audio from my Fire TV and Apple TV to it would be a nice alternative.

      Nathan Parker

    • #1870672 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      I believe there’s a way to route audio from an Apple TV to a HomePod. Does anyone happen to know how to do it?

      Also, does anyone know if there’s a way to route audio from an Amazon Fire TV to a HomePod (maybe over Bluetooth or some other method)?

      Eventually Amazon Fire TV will become my primary TV input, with Apple TV being my other TV input (right now my primary is a Channel Master DVR that’s slowly aging), and when my TV does eventually go, instead of an ugly wired soundbar, if I already had a HomePod sitting in my living room, routing audio from my Fire TV and Apple TV to it would be a nice alternative.

      How to set up your HomePod with your Apple TV

      https://www.imore.com/how-set-up-your-homepod-your-apple-tv

      How to Use Your HomePod as a Speaker for Your Apple TV

      https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/homepod-as-apple-tv-speaker/

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