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Topic: AirPlay 2

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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Podcast interviews Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit, discusses bringing AirPlay 2 to Airport Express, Apple Pay at concerts

06/22/2018, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Neil Hughes discuss Apple Pay at concerts, AirPlay 2 on Airport Express, and where on earth is AirPower. Victor is joined by Wes Borland, guitarist for Limp Bizkit, who talks about music, his studio, and where he stands on Apple upgrades.

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AirPlay 2 might still be a possibility for Apple's AirPort Express in iOS 12

06/20/2018, 12:06 pm

The second iOS 12 beta has gone beyond just spotting the AirPort Express in the Home app, adding more weight to speculation that the discontinued device will be an AirPlay 2 target in the future.

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Here are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

06/14/2018, 03:06 pm

AirPlay 2 is a small but important addition to Apple's platforms, allowing audio to be played on multiple devices simultaneously. Here's a list of the compatible speakers and receivers promised so far, and where available, the dates AirPlay 2 support is expected. [Updated June 15]

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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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AirPlay 2 coming to HomePod rival Sonos One in July, feature of new Beam speaker

06/06/2018, 01:06 pm

Three existing Sonos speakers -- the One, Play:5, and Playbase -- will all get promised AirPlay 2 compatibility in July, the company announced during a Wednesday event.

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These Marantz and Denon receivers are AirPlay 2 compatible

05/31/2018, 08:05 am

Home audio firms Marantz and Denon have added to the list of receivers and sound bar models on the market that will receive an update to support AirPlay 2.

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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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These are the speakers that work with AirPlay 2

05/29/2018, 03:05 pm

With Tuesday's release of iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4, Apple has finally rolled out much anticipated support for AirPlay 2 and named a few dozen third party speaker systems that are expected support the new multi-room audio technology in the near future.

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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 releases watchOS 4.3.1 for Apple Watch, tvOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2 for Apple TV

05/29/2018, 01:05 pm

Apple has shipped the public release versions of tvOS 11.4 and watchOS 4.3.1 to Apple TV and Apple Watch users less than a week before WWDC.

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Apple releases iOS 11.4 for iPhone and iPad with AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud support

05/29/2018, 01:05 pm

Ahead of the unveiling of Apple's future plans for iOS at WWDC, the company has released iOS 11.4 to the public, including support for its ClassKit framework for educational apps, support for AirPlay 2, and the long-overdue addition of Messages in iCloud.

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Apple HomePod coming to Canada, France & Germany on June 18, gets AirPlay 2 & stereo pairing with iOS 11.4

05/29/2018, 11:05 am

Apple's first smartspeaker will finally be coming to Canada, France, and Germany on June 18, the company announced on Tuesday. Later today it will launch AirPlay 2 and stereo pairing for the device, through the release of iOS 11.4 and matching HomePod firmware.

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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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