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Topic: AirPlay 2

Sonos likely to reveal Alexa-enabled home theater speaker at June 6 event

05/03/2018, 01:05 pm

Connected speaker maker Sonos on Thursday invited the press to a June 6 event in San Francisco, where the company will almost certainly reveal a new home theater product with support for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.

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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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AirPort Express popping up in some Home apps, raising possibility of AirPlay 2 compatibility

04/04/2018, 05:04 pm

Reports are circulating that the third generation AirPort Express is popping up for users trying to add a HomeKit accessory in the iOS 11.4 beta, but the appearance is not universal, nor does the networking peripheral actually get added when selected.

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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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Apple releases tvOS 11.3 for Apple TV with new filtering options & more

03/29/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple has released the final version of tvOS 11.3 for the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, bringing several expected improvements -- but not anticipated AirPlay 2 compatibility.

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Alleged final iOS 11.3 release notes omit AirPlay 2, label battery features as beta

03/29/2018, 11:03 am

Leaked release notes for Apple's critical iOS 11.3 update indicate that when it arrives for devices beyond the sixth-generation iPad, it won't support AirPlay 2 -- and that even the company's promised battery health features are technically unfinished.

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AirPlay 2 disappears from newest iOS 11.3 & tvOS 11.3 betas

02/20/2018, 04:02 pm

Despite prior support in Apple's development track, AirPlay 2 appears to have been removed from the third iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 betas, issued earlier on Tuesday.

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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 enables basic AirPlay 2 functionality in iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3 betas

01/24/2018, 08:01 pm

With Wednesday's release of iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3, Apple is slowly rolling out support for AirPlay 2, a hotly anticipated wireless protocol that allows users to stream music to, and remotely control, multiple devices in different rooms.

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AppleInsider Podcast interviews Deirdre Leid from Pioneer, and talks CES

01/12/2018, 10:01 am

On this week's AppleInsider Podcast, Victor interviews Deirdre Leid of Pioneer about using Lightning for headphones and the advantages it brings, and catches up with Mike about the weird and wonderful things from CES 2018.

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First Alert debuts Onelink Safe & Sound smoke alarm/speaker with HomeKit, AirPlay 2 support

01/07/2018, 10:01 pm

Smoke detector manufacturer First Alert is getting into the premium speaker business with its Onelink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, an in-ceiling device that boasts integration with Apple's HomeKit platform.

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Why Apple's Siri needs to become an 'ambient' ecosystem to compete against Amazon & Google

12/26/2017, 02:12 pm

The HomePod -- now due in 2018 -- will mark Apple's first real attempt at making Siri an "ambient" voice assistant. Arguably, though, the company needs to push a lot harder if it wants people to choose Siri over alternatives from Amazon and Google.

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Sonos debuts One smartspeaker with Amazon Alexa, AirPlay 2 & Google Assistant coming later

10/04/2017, 11:10 am

Sonos on Wednesday launched the $199 Sonos One, a smartspeaker with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, as well as support for Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant coming in 2018.

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