It looks like the Apple HomePod is about to get a much needed feature: Calendar access. Right now HomePod isn’t able to access your calendar. It can access your Messages, Reminders and Notes, which is handy but having calendar access is key to increasing the productivity of users of the smart speaker. It looks like it is going to be changing pretty soon.
In the 3rd beta of iOS 11.4, when you go through the process of setting up an Apple HomePod, you now will see an icon for Calendar along with Messages, Reminders and Notes. It is the strongest indication yet that calendar support is coming – although Apple hasn’t said anything on the topic to date.