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HomePod Can Now Read the News in Canada, France, and Germany

Joe Rossignol, MacRumors:

Ahead of the HomePod launching in Canada, France, and Germany in three days from now, the speaker has gained the ability to read the news in those countries.

Siri can now provide news briefs from a handful of sources in Canada, for example, including CBC, Global TV, CTV, and CNN. To start, say “Hey Siri” and then say something like “read me the news” or “what’s the news today?”

That’s interesting, because Apple News isn’t currently available in these three countries. Perhaps this is foreshadowing.