Editors Liked

  • Ultra-compact size fits anywhere
  • Accessibly priced compared to big HomePod
  • Two speakers can be paired for stereo sound
  • Impressive music discovery
  • Siri has improved exponentially
  • Easy to setup and get started

Editors Didn't Like

  • Still hugely dependent on Apple devices and services
  • Doesn't sound as good as similarly priced competitors
  • Flat sphere design looks a little weird
  • Siri and Homekit aren't as well-supported as Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Limited third-party service support
  • Lacks a full control app
  • Limited child controls
  • No physical microphone button
  • Microphones not as accurate
  • No Dolby Atmos for TV