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Topic: AirPlay

Reminder: AirPlay devices can stream to AirPlay 2 speakers like the HomePod

07/11/2018, 02:07 pm

AirPlay 2, Apple's latest evolution of their wireless streaming protocol, was recently released, bringing with it an array of new features and changes. This had many wondering, will original AirPlay devices stream to AirPlay 2 speakers?

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How to pick which wireless speaker is best for you

06/22/2018, 03:06 pm

As with any other gadget, the term "wireless speaker" is loaded with sometimes confusing categories. AppleInsider breaks them down and talks about how to pick what features you need, and which speaker you may want.

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Review: HomeKit compatible First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound smoke detector more than it appears

06/10/2018, 03:06 pm

By acting as a pair of safety sensors, a speaker, a HomeKit device, an Alexa smart assistant, and soon an AirPlay 2 speaker, First Alert's Onelink Safe & Sound wants to be a welcome addition to any home. AppleInsider checks it out.

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Apple's Airport Express reappears in Home app in iOS 12 beta

06/07/2018, 02:06 pm

The Home app is once more spotting the AirPort Express in iOS 12, raising the hopes for devotees of the now cancelled hardware.

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How to use AirPlay 2 on iOS: An in-depth analysis

05/30/2018, 03:05 pm

Multi-room audio may be the biggest feature of AirPlay 2, but it is far from the only new tricks AirPlay 2 has up its sleeve.

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All the new features in iOS 11.4: AirPlay 2, Messages in the Cloud, & much more

05/29/2018, 02:05 pm

Apple has officially released iOS 11.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch which contains many new features, the biggest of which is the long-delayed AirPlay 2.

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Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4 & watchOS 4.3.1

05/01/2018, 01:05 pm

Arriving approximately two weeks after the second betas were seeded, Apple has released its third developer betas of iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1 for testing.

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Sonos reveals which of its speakers will get AirPlay 2 support

04/25/2018, 09:04 pm

Ahead of Apple's official AirPlay 2 launch, Sonos this week provided additional details as to which speaker models will gain initial support the forthcoming wireless protocol.

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AirPort Express Wi-Fi router removed from Home app in iOS 11.4 beta, AirPlay 2 support in doubt

04/17/2018, 11:04 am

The AirPort Express is no longer showing up in the Home app for users on the latest iOS 11.4 beta, casting doubt that it will be updated to use as an AirPlay 2 target.

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What's new in iOS 11.4 beta 2

04/16/2018, 04:04 pm

Apple on Monday released the second beta of iOS 11.4 to developers, though the software update only includes a few small changes this time around.

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Apple issues second developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1

04/16/2018, 01:04 pm

Two weeks after the first beta releases, Apple has released its second developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1.

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Public betas of iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4 are now available

04/03/2018, 01:04 pm

A day after the release of initial developer code, Apple has made the first public betas of iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4 available.

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Video: Everything you need to know about AirPlay 2 in iOS 11.4

04/03/2018, 12:04 pm

AirPlay 2 will bring new enhancements to streaming audio on the HomePod, Apple TV, iOS devices, and third-party speakers. We went hands-on to see how it works.

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Video: Everything new in iOS 11.4 including AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud, and more

04/02/2018, 03:04 pm

The first developer beta of iOS 11.4 has been released, marking major feature additions like the arrival of AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud and more. Check out the changes in our hands-on video.

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Editorial: The mysterious curse of iPhone 6, lifted with... the headphone jack

03/10/2018, 08:03 am

In 2014, Apple unveiled a pair of larger iPhone 6 models that kicked off a "supercycle" of upgrades and permanently blunted the high-end Galaxy sales of its top rival in premium smartphones, Samsung. However, it appears that iPhone 6 and 6S suffered statically high hardware failure rates in diagnostic testing, a problem that has since subsided in more recent models. What caused this mysterious problem, and how did Apple improve things?

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How to AirPlay to two HomePods on iPhone & Mac (without AirPlay 2)

02/15/2018, 04:02 pm

Though AirPlay 2 with support for multiple HomePods won't ship until later this year, there are ways to use multiple HomePods with your iPhone and Mac right now. AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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Reminder: Apple includes a tiny AirPlay toggle in iOS 11's Control Center for iPhone and iPad

02/12/2018, 02:02 pm

Apple, in its "infinite wisdom," compacted the Control Center in iOS 11, and gave AirPlay even less of a starring role on it. With HomePod now available and able to have audio streamed via AirPlay, AppleInsider shows you where the AirPlay button is, and two slightly different ways to turn it on.

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Apple TV and tvOS deliver managed digital signage, custom apps and AirPlay for the enterprise

10/28/2017, 07:10 pm

Apple's expansion in Mac enterprise sales to large corporate customers has greatly accelerated with the arrival of mobile iOS devices. But there's also new interest emerging for Apple TV's tvOS platform among enterprise buyers.

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How to fix AirPlay streaming crashing on Denon, Marantz, Sony stereo receivers

10/10/2017, 03:10 pm

AirPlay is great, but problematic if it stops working -- because it doesn't generally toss any user-decipherable errors. If your stereo gear crashes while playing some tracks from your iTunes library, here's how you can probably fix it.

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Inside iOS 11: AirPlay 2 on existing speakers requires firmware update, support for Apple's AirPort Express unknown

06/06/2017, 08:06 am

The upcoming launch of AirPlay 2 comes 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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