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Three years later, Xbox’s backward compatibility for older games has become one of the console’s defining features. (GeekWire Photo)

Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is struggling in the competitive smart home market, according to a new report. What led to its demise, and what can Apple do to get back into the smart speaker game?

Plus, Amazon reveals how it assigns the preferred “Amazon’s Choice” label to products; Apple is rumored to be creating a subscription version of Apple News after its acquisition of digital magazine company Texture; and we look at how Xbox’s backward compatibility has become the console’s saving grace.

Hear all that and more on this week’s episode of Geared Up, hosted by GeekWire Editor Todd Bishop and GearLive’s Andru Edwards. Listen in the player below or subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast app.

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