HomePod 15.1.1 Update Fixes Podcasts Bug And More
Apple has released HomePod 15.1.1 update with bug fixes. It’s a minor update that comes about one week after the rollout of HomePod 15.1. This release addresses the Podcasts not playing issue on both the original HomePod as well as the HomePod mini.
HomePod 15.1.1 Download
Apple’s Bluetooth loudspeakers are able to install these updated automatically. If you disabled this feature to have total control regarding the upgrade process you can perform this update manually:
- Open the Home app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap the House icon, available in the top-left corner of the Home screen.
- Go for Home Settings.
- Scroll for Software Update.
- Tap Update, as soon as HomePod version 15.1.1 is detected.
Fact: The HomePod 15.1.1 update file is 467.7 MB large. Size might vary depending on HomePod model and the previous version that’s installed on the device.
HomePod 15.1.1 Bugs
- Update: Stereo issues seem to have also been addressed by Version 15.1.1.
- If notice any other fixes that aren’t mentioned in the update logs use the comments section and share them with us.
If you notice any new problem after updating, please use the comments section and share it with us. We will try to replicate it and provide workarounds.
- Any new issue will be updated here
HomePod 15.1.1 Features
iOS 15.1 has introduced Lossless and Spatial audio support to the HomePod. However, no changes have been announced in the release notes.
Minor additions might have been added without being announced. If you spot a new feature don’t hesitate to share it in the comments.
Have you installed HomePod 15.1.1? What’s your feedback? Did you notice any unmentioned features or issues? Use the comments section.
Related: Apple has also released tvOS 15.1.1 for Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K.
Nothing works after downloading this damn update. Thanks Apple.
Sorry to hear this Belinda. Can you provide more details?
I’m asked to update my Apple Music subscription whenever I ask Siri to play a specific song.
Thanks for sharing this. We’ve reviewed this issue here: https://www.iphonetricks.org/you-need-to-update-apple-music-subscription/
Have you managed to fix it?
I’m having this same issue and its not been resolved yet. I’ve even updated to 15.2
Thanks for reporting. Have you tried to reset HomePod and set it back up from scratch?
Just updated to 15.1 – now while playing podcasts, I’m getting this error nonstop “Content unavailable. A subscription is required to listen to this episode.” For every podcast to which I’m subscribed. the episode still plays, but when you tap okay, the box just repeatedly pops up. Won’t go away.
Thanks for reporting this Leigh. Have you tried to restart your HomePod? We’ve covered a similar issue here: https://www.iphonetricks.org/you-need-to-update-apple-music-subscription/