How to establish Apple’s HomePod speaker

The new HomePod speaker from Apple goes on sale Friday for $349. If you’& rsquo; re preparation on purchasing the premium Siri-powered music speaker, the first task you’& rsquo; ll be faced with after unboxing is setting the important things up. It’& rsquo; s not difficult, but it includes one essential choice.

To kick things off, bring a suitable iOS gadget (running iOS 11.2.5 or later) in close proximity to the HomePod. A prompt with a 3D design of the HomePod should immediately appear on screen. (If you’& rsquo; ve seen the AirPods pairing screen, this looks easily.)

If you’& rsquo; re a HomeKit user, the next steps will ask you to choose which “& ldquo; House & rdquo; the HomePod is for (many of’us won & rsquo; t see this screen given that we’& rsquo; ve just got one) then define the space it’& rsquo; s in, depending upon whether you’& rsquo; re positioning it in the living room, bedroom, cooking area, or someplace else.