Apple’s HomePod is, by all accounts, a superb speaker that sets a new benchmark for sound quality in its size and price class. But it is also brazenly hostile to any hardware or service not made by Apple. If you decide to buy one, do so with the full awareness of how deeply ensconced inside the Apple bubble you will be.
Super valid points in this article. I can’t say I’ll be buying a HomePod until Siri is better and the potential integration points are better. I mentioned this a while back, but I find it harder and harder to lock myself in to any single vendor, but Apple is the worst about this by far.