HomePod mini is finally available in New Zealand, Ireland and Austria

HomePod mini, Apple’s new compact smart speaker, availability is now expanded to three new countries: New Zealand, Ireland, and Austria. It was reported in April that the compact smart speaker will be available in the aforementioned regions. Now customers in 16 countries can purchase the HomePod mini which includes the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong, India, Japan, China, Mexico, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Austria.

Apple launched the HomePod mini in 2020 and for a very pocket-friendly price ($99) the smart speaker comes with great technology like computational audio, an acoustic waveguide for room-filling sound, a full-range driver, and dual passive radiators for deep bass and crisp high frequencies, Siri support, multiroom audio with AirPlay 2 and more. And this innovation is packed in a 3.3-inch body to deliver “unexpectedly big sound for a speaker of its size.”

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Here are HomePod mini prices for the countries:

  • US: $99
  • UK: £99.00
  • Canada: $129 CAD
  • France: €99.00
  • Germany: € 99.00
  • Spain: € 99.00
  • Hong Kong: HK$749
  • India: ₹9900
  • Japan: ¥11,880
  • China: 749 yuan
  • Mexico: 2,599 pesos
  • Taiwan: NT$3,000
  • Australia: A$149
  • New Zealand: $159
  • Austria: €99
  • Ireland: €99

Few months after the launch of the HomePod mini, Apple discounted the bigger and more expensive HomePod smart speaker. However, for existing HomePod owners, Deezer announced native integration with Home Pod and HomePod mini. Deezer subscribers can set the service as their default music player and ask Siri to play their favorite tracks from its vast library of 73 million songs. In addition, Deezer HiFi subscribers can listen to songs and podcasts in high-fidelity lossless audio on both of Apple’s smart speaker sets. Nicolas Pinoteau, Director of Partnership Solutions at Deezer said that:

“Our listeners don’t have to compromise on audio quality thanks to HomePod. HiFi users can still enjoy all of their favorite tunes in true lossless audio. But, don’t worry, even if you don’t have HiFi, Deezer on Apple HomePod is the perfect at home companion when you need to multitask or want to give your eyes and fingers a break.”

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