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Topic: AirPlay 2

Exploring what you can, and can't do with HomeKit for TVs

01/13/2019, 09:01 am

HomeKit and AirPlay 2 will unlock a host of new functionality thanks to integration into many leading manufacturer's television sets, including Samsung, Vizio, and LG. AppleInsider examines what that will look like, and what you'll be able to do, when the features are available.

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TCL, LG under pressure from customers about AirPlay 2 compatibility

01/11/2019, 02:01 pm

With the news that Apple's AirPlay 2 is coming to several major TV brands, some people have begun pressuring more companies to support the technology, or for those that are onboard to update older sets.

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No, Apple's licensing of iTunes & AirPlay 2 isn't a 'strategy reversal' in any way

01/11/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple stole the limelight at CES without even appearing as an exhibitor, thanks to a series of announcements from Samsung and a series of other television makers incorporating Apple's AirPlay 2 wireless streaming in their products, including LG, Sony and Vizio. This news was cynically portrayed as a "strategy reversal" and a new effort at "copying Microsoft" by the Wall Street Journal -- and out here in the real world, it is nothing of the sort.

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Apple posts detailed roster of first AirPlay 2-equipped TVs

01/08/2019, 09:01 am

Following up on third-party announcements at CES 2019, Apple has posted a list of the initial TVs slated to get AirPlay 2 -- containing good news for recent Vizio and Samsung buyers, but not for LG or Sony owners.

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Sony to deliver Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to upcoming TVs

01/07/2019, 08:01 pm

Following word that Samsung plans to integrate iTunes and AirPlay 2 into select smart TV models, Sony on Monday said its TVs, too, will add support for Apple streaming and remote control protocols TVs later this year.

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Harman Kardon's Citation speakers next in line for AirPlay 2

01/07/2019, 12:01 pm

Harman Kardon's Citation smartspeakers will be updated with AirPlay 2 support early this year, according to the latest announcement out of CES 2019.

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LG joins TV brands promising AirPlay 2 & HomeKit

01/07/2019, 12:01 pm

A third TV maker, LG, said on Monday that it will bring AirPlay 2 and HomeKit compatibility to its 2019 models.

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AirPlay 2 & HomeKit also coming to 2019 Vizio TV lineup

01/07/2019, 09:01 am

Joining Samsung, budget TV maker Vizio will be deploying Apple's AirPlay 2 to its TVs starting early this year.

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New simplehuman AirPlay 2-equipped vanity mirror debuts at CES

01/07/2019, 08:01 am

The Sensor Mirror Hi-Fi and Sensor Mirror Hi-Fi Assist are two new vanity mirrors from simplehuman, both integrating a smart AirPlay 2 speaker for daily routines.

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iTunes & AirPlay 2 coming to Samsung's 2018 and 2019 Smart Televisions [u]

01/06/2019, 01:01 pm

In a radical departure from Apple's normal exclusivity, some of Samsung's 2018 and 2019 Smart TV models will soon get an app enabling access to iTunes movies and TV shows, and AirPlay 2 compatibility to boot. [Updated with news on other brands]

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Hands on with AirPlay 2 on the Libratone Zipp and Zipp Mini

10/15/2018, 03:10 pm

Libratone Zipp and Zipp Mini now support Apple's AirPlay 2, bringing new features and improved features to the powerful portable speakers. AppleInsider walks you through how to update, and how performance has changed with the latest update.

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Devialet reveals $999 Phantom Reactor, hints at possible AirPlay 2 support

10/09/2018, 08:10 am

Devialet on Tuesday revealed the Phantom Reactor, a smaller version of its signature Phantom speaker intended to be affordable beyond the wealthy.

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Bang & Olufsen's $3,500 Beosound Edge with AirPlay 2 support offers volume control by rolling speaker

08/29/2018, 02:08 pm

Premium audio producer Bang & Olufsen has launched the Beosound Edge, a large speaker designed so that that users can roll it to change the volume and other controls, one that will also support Apple's AirPlay 2 when it ships in November.

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Sonos AirPlay 2-compatible Amp brings wireless audio to existing speakers

08/29/2018, 12:08 pm

Sonos on Wednesday announced the Amp, a peripheral bringing the company's signature wireless audio to conventional wired speakers.

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How to connect Apple's AirPort Express to any router to make an AirPlay 2 streaming target

08/29/2018, 10:08 am

Dig out your old Apple Airport Express and you can reconfigure it to make it an AirPlay 2 streaming target and stream music to any speaker you can hook up to it. AppleInsider digs one out.

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AirPlay 2 coming next year to new Bose Home Speaker & Soundbar models

08/28/2018, 11:08 am

Bose on Tuesday announced a trio of smartspeakers with Amazon's Alexa assistant, promising that support for Apple's AirPlay 2 is coming in "early 2019."

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Nativ adds Apple AirPlay & Google Cast to $1,599 Vita music hub

08/14/2018, 10:08 am

Nativ this week announced support for Apple AirPlay and Google Cast on the Vita, its touchscreen-based music server and player aimed at audiophiles with money to spare.

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Denon and Marantz roll out AirPlay 2 support for select AV receivers

08/09/2018, 10:08 pm

Audio specialists Denon and Marantz began rolling out promised support for Apple's AirPlay 2 on Thursday, providing owners with firmware updates that bring certain AV receivers in compliance with the wireless streaming protocol.

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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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Sonos first third party to deliver promised AirPlay 2 support

07/11/2018, 10:07 am

Sonos on Wednesday launched its promised support for AirPlay 2, initially available through a handful of the company's speakers.

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