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Simultaneous Multi-HomePod Responses to Siri Requests

February 21, 2023
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Have you ever experienced multiple HomePods responding to your Siri commands at once? If so, then you know it’s an issue that Apple’s devices are usually supposed to avoid.

For those of us that have multiple Apple devices within earshot of each other, we often run into the problem of the devices responding to our voice commands together. For example, you may have your Apple Watch and iPhone both in the same room as your stereo-pair HomePods on your desk, and then maybe another HomePod in a near-by bathroom.

This is what’s supposed to happen: Every device in the room that hears the “Hey Siri” command will let all the other devices know, and then one device will take priority. The priority device will then tell the others not to respond, and then it will respond.

But for some, the problem is that multiple HomePods are responding to the command, when only one should be taking priority. For example, when you ask Siri to set an alarm, two HomePods will respond, and they’ll both set the alarm and activate it.

Unfortunately, it’s unclear how this glitch is occurring, but what we do know is that it’s affecting HomePods with the latest 16.3.2 firmware.

Have you ever experienced this issue? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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