Neil Huges at delivers a great roll-up of what the press is saying about Apple’s HomePod release, and this new Smart Speaker stacks up to the competition:

As a home audio device, Apple’s HomePod is a hit with critics, who have lauded the $349 accessory’s superior sound quality. But the standalone speaker has not addressed the shortcomings of Siri, an area where HomePod lagged behind the capabilities of competitors Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.