Apple announces new HomePod mini colors and new Apple Music plan

HomePod mini in yellow
HomePod mini in yellow (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has announced new playlists for Apple Music.
  • It has also announced a new Voice Plan for the service.
  • The company is also releasing three new colors for HomePod mini.

At today's Apple event the company has announced some updates for Siri that looks to make it more helpful when you are listening to Apple Music, the company's music streaming service.

To make Siri more helpful in Apple Music, the company has launched a ton of new playlists that you can use Siri to find the right mood for you. The playlists include themes for dinner parties, snowboarding, yoga, and more.

Apple Music Voice Plan

Apple Music Voice Plan (Image credit: Apple)

In a surprise update, Apple also announced the Voice Plan for Apple Music, a new subscription that uses only your voice and Siri to access every song, playlist, and station across Apple Music across all of your devices. The Voice Plan is a new plan that is added alongside the other plans that already exist. It will launch later this year across 17 countries for $4.99 per month.

To help you enjoy all of this music, especially through Siri, Apple has announced some new HomePod minis in a range of new colors including Blue, Orange, and Yellow.

They will cost the same as the current HomePod mini colors and will be available later this year.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.