Apple on Monday expanded availability of its Siri-enabled HomePod speaker to customers in Canada, France, and Germany. The move comes nearly five months following the launch of the smart speaker in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
The HomePod is available in two colors, white and space gray, and carries a $449 price tag in Canada. The speaker is €349 in Germany and France. The HomePod is available in Apple retail stores in the new countries, Apple’s online store, and the Apple Store app for iOS devices. It is also available at select third-party retailers.
The new release countries were expected, as a recent HomePod software update brought the ability for Siri to speak in French, German, and Canadian English. Support for Canadian French is on the way for later this year.
Although HomePods could be used outside the U.S., the U.K., and Australia, Siri’s language options were limited to U.S., Australian, and British forms of English. Features such as reading the news were lacking until now.