AirPlay 2 Stories September 10

iPhone & iPad: How to AirPlay to multiple devices

AirPlay is a super cool way to allow you to wirelessly send audio from your iOS device to another AirPlay-capable device such as HomePod, Apple TV, or a speaker connected via the line-out port on an AirPort Express.

However, with the introduction AirPlay 2, you’re now able to connect to multiple AirPlay-capable devices.

AirPlay 2 Stories August 28

How to use AirPort Express for AirPlay 2 with existing router

As we reported earlier this afternoon, Apple today pushed an update for its discontinued AirPort Express. Within the update, it included support for AirPlay 2, which lets you create a multi-room audio system.

Apple’s AirPort line may be discontinued, but AirPort Express got one heck of an update today. Firmware update 7.8 for the latest AirPort Express hardware (2012 2nd-gen model, no longer sold) adds support for AirPlay 2 and Apple’s Home app. The teaser for support has been present since iOS 11.4 beta, but support hasn’t been live before today’s version 7.8 firmware update.

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AirPlay 2 Stories August 17

UPDATE: Apple released a firmware update on August 28 that added AirPlay 2 support!

AirPlay 2 has been out for a few months now and it has generally been well received, but there’s one mystery left for Apple’s upgraded audio streaming feature: will AirPlay 2 support come to the AirPort Express? There’s both reason to be hopeful and skeptical…

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AirPlay 2 Stories August 9

Back in May, Apple revealed the full list of third-party speakers slated to receive updates with AirPlay 2 support. Now, one of the first manufacturers has started rolling out updates to their line of audio accessories…

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AirPlay 2 Stories July 11

Today is the day that many Sonos and Apple users have been waiting for! This morning, Sonos has launched AirPlay 2 support via a software update that brings HomeKit and Siri functionality. Follow along for how to get your Sonos speakers up and running with AirPlay 2.

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