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Question: Very quiet from something else than Apple Music


I have purchased a HomePod today. I have seen many reviews about this product but I didn't see anybody who was talking about my problem.

I have noticed that the sound from HomePod is much much quieter from Spotify/youtube/netflix and everything else than from Apple Music. It works great with Apple Music and I don't have a bad word to say about it but literally... When I stream music from anything else it's really quiet. Is it normal and common problem? Is it just a bug and will be fixed in the next updates or it should be like that to use only Apple Music? As I did a comparison between my tv LG b7 and HomePod - my TV was louder using youtube...

HomePod, iOS 11.2.6

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Mar 16, 2018 4:19 PM in response to turingtest2 In response to turingtest2

Hey TT2,

This is a problem I have as well. I just posted that Asking Siri via Apple Music to play a song vs. using the AirPlay feature, AirPlay severely reduces the quality of music. You seem to be at the Top tier of HomePod info so is there anyway we can ask Apple to look into this? I love love my HomePod but this is def a first generation issue I think

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Mar 16, 2018 4:49 PM in response to Morton89 In response to Morton89


I just posted to your thread: AirPlay Reduces Sound Quality. It would seem that to some degree this is to be expected, although it is possible that things will improve with AirPlay 2. As above use Feedback - HomePod - Apple to let Apple know where you think they can improve.


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Question: Very quiet from something else than Apple Music