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Apple’s HomePod is getting a bit smarter thanks to a new software update. 

Apple rolled out iOS 12 on Monday, the latest update to its operating system for iPhones and iPads. The update — which is free and available for download now for anyone with an iPhone 5S or later — includes a few key updates to HomePod, Apple’s $349 smart speaker. 

When HomePod made its debut earlier this year, it didn’t exactly win over critics with its smarts. While the speaker sounds great, the version of Siri inside HomePod isn’t as “smart” as competitors like Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa. 

But the new updates to HomePod, while subtle, should make it easier to use and more useful for most people. 

Here’s everything that’s new with HomePod.