You can’t create a stereo pair with HomePod and HomePod mini, but home theater support coming soon

Following up on Tuesday’s HomePod mini announcement, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple answers a key question about pairing the device with its older and larger brother.

HomePod mini PairLike HomePod, the new HomePod mini is able to detect and pair with a second HomePod mini to create a stereo pair. What Apple didn’t mention, however, is whether the pint-sized smart speaker can do the same with HomePod.According to Dalrymple, users are unable to mix and match HomePod models when pairing. That means a HomePod mini and HomePod can’t be combined to make a stereo pair.

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