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Topic: AirPlay

AirPlay 2 on existing speakers requires firmware update, raising questions for Apple's AirPort Express

06/06/2017, 08:06 am

This week's announcement of AirPlay 2 came with a caveat: Old hardware will need a firmware update, at the very least, to work with the new protocol. With Apple said to have ceased development on its router products, it's possible that AirPort Express owners using AirPlay could be left in the dust.

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Inventec allegedly tapped for Apple's rumored standalone Siri speaker product

05/03/2017, 09:05 am

Long-time Apple supplier Inventec has been selected by Apple to churn out Apple's rumored Siri speaker, if supply chain reports out of China are to be believed.

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Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor to carry premium price, feature high-end audio with 1 woofer & 7 tweeters

05/01/2017, 10:05 am

Apple's anticipated personal assistant accessory is expected to be a powerful and capable device, boasting "excellent" acoustics and computing power similar to recent iPhone models, positioning it for the high-end market with pricing higher than Amazon's Echo. And there's apparently a good chance it could be announced next month.

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Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor rumored to borrow design cues from Mac Pro, could arrive at WWDC

04/28/2017, 11:04 am

More details on Apple's anticipated standalone Siri speaker have emerged, suggesting the device could look similar in some ways to the company's cylindrical Mac Pro desktop, and could be released as soon as WWDC in June.

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Apple 'finalizing' design of Amazon Echo rival based on Siri

04/27/2017, 09:04 am

Apple is said to be "currently finalizing" designs for its long-rumored Amazon Echo competitor, featuring support for Siri and AirPlay and boasting Beats technology, a well-known leak source claimed on Thursday.

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tvOS 10.2 update requires AirPlay hardware verification, breaks third-party streaming apps

03/29/2017, 10:03 am

Apple's tvOS 10.2 is preventing third-party AirPlay streamers from sending audio to the fourth-generation Apple TV, and it is unclear at this time if the functionality can be restored.

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Urbanears launches Connected Speakers with built-in support for Apple AirPlay

03/28/2017, 10:03 am

Though new AirPlay accessories are seemingly few and far between these days, Urbanears on Tuesday announced a lineup of standalone speakers that support Apple's Wi-Fi-based music streaming protocol.

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Facebook adds Apple TV & Chromecast support to Web and iOS videos

10/13/2016, 03:10 pm

Facebook on Thursday officially rolled out support for streaming videos to an Apple TV or Google Chromecast, making it easier to watch them on bigger screens.

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Apple's AirPlay comes to Android in new flagship HTC 10

04/12/2016, 12:04 pm

HTC on Tuesday unveiled the HTC 10, its latest flagship smartphone, with an unusual feature in the form of native support for Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming protocol.

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Amazon's top home audio product this holiday was a turntable, besting an Apple AirPlay-compatible receiver

12/28/2015, 03:12 pm

While streaming services like Apple Music and digital downloads from storefronts like iTunes rule the music industry, listener appreciation for analog vinyl audio remains high, as evidenced by new holiday sales data released by retailer Amazon.

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Bowers & Wilkins debuts new Zeppelin Wireless speaker with support for Apple's AirPlay

10/08/2015, 11:10 am

Bowers & Wilkins on Thursday launched the Zeppelin Wireless, marking the now comparatively rare addition of another AirPlay device to the speaker market.

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Stream to your friends' TVs: Apple bringing peer-to-peer AirPlay to Apple TV via iOS 8

06/03/2014, 10:06 am

Visitors will soon find it much easier to broadcast via AirPlay to their host's Apple TV, thanks to a new AirPlay peer-to-peer discovery and streaming mechanism slated to debut in iOS 8.

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Apple says turning off Bluetooth may improve AirPlay Mirroring on latest Macs

02/05/2014, 01:02 pm

Apple said it's aware of an issue where its latest professional Macs may experience AirPlay Mirroring jitters when connected to certain wireless networks and recommended a temporary fix.

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New Broadcom SDK makes integrating Apple's AirPlay easier for OEMs

01/06/2014, 10:01 am

Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming standard received a boost Monday when chipmaker Broadcom announced a new software development kit that makes it faster and easier for manufacturers to add AirPlay support to audio devices.

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Apple's holiday iPhone ad focuses on family, tugs at heartstrings [u]

12/16/2013, 10:12 pm

Apple marked a return to its "quiet" iPhone ad campaign on Monday with a holiday-themed television commercial, this time using the iPhone 5s and AirPlay to create a touching portrait of the modern family Christmas.

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Amazon Instant Video for iOS adds support for Apple's AirPlay [u]

09/17/2013, 08:09 am

Amazon on Tuesday updated its Instant Video application for Apple's iOS with a number of new features, most notably supporting the AirPlay standard for wireless streaming to an Apple TV set-top box [updated].

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Apple TV grabbed 56% of streaming devices market in 2012

07/16/2013, 02:07 pm

In 2012, Apple accounted for 56 percent of sales in the consumer streaming video device market with Apple TV, despite "relatively narrow content access," with Roku coming in second with a 21 percent share.

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Hidden iOS 7 beta option points to 'iOS in the Car' AirPlay support over Wi-Fi

07/09/2013, 12:07 am

A newly discovered developer option in Apple's iOS 7 beta shows controls for "iOS in the Car" over both USB and Wi-Fi, suggesting the company's AirPlay protocol may be used to stream visual and audio data to supported automotive infotainment systems.

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Motion Tennis brings Wii-style motion gaming to iOS, Apple TV

06/27/2013, 06:06 pm

Rolocule Games has released Motion Tennis, a new iOS title that turns your mobile device into a Nintendo Wii-like motion controller for gaming on an Apple TV-connected display.

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Apple's AirPlay is most popular screen-sharing tech, but still largely unused

04/15/2013, 12:04 pm

Tablet and smartphone owners are increasingly aware of that their devices can leverage screen-mirroring functions like Apple's AirPlay, but the vast majority of device owners make no use of this capability, according to a new study from the NPD Group.

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