Two weeks after the original developer beta, Apple has released iOS 11.4 beta 2 for testing. iOS 11.4 includes unreleased features like AirPlay 2 and Messages on iCloud. We’ll dig in to the new version and detail changes below.
AirPlay 2 Stories April 16
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The first iOS 11.4 beta was seeded to developers earlier this afternoon, and it brings back several features that were found in previous betas. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough inside for a brief look at what’s included. expand full story
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AirPlay 2 Stories February 20
AirPlay 2 removed from iOS and tvOS 11.3, suggests HomePod multi-room and stereo won’t arrive next month
In today’s iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 updates, Apple has removed AirPlay 2 support from both platforms, hinting that the feature will be delayed until further down the road, possibly coming with a future iOS 12 release.
AirPlay 2 Stories January 24
AirPlay 2 Stories January 8
Unveiled at CES 2018, Onelink Safe & Sound is a new version that includes a built-in music speaker. The current version includes voice feedback when alarms are triggered, but First Alert says Safe & Sound will actually support AirPlay 2 for real music playback when the feature launches this year.
AirPlay 2 Stories November 15, 2017
AirPlay 2 is coming soon to iOS after being previewed at WWDC earlier this summer. While we haven’t tested AirPlay 2 yet, the upcoming feature has a lot of promise. AirPlay 2 enables multi-room audio playback, works with Apple TV, and compatible speakers will work with HomeKit and Siri.