Apple Announces New Intelligent AirPlay Features With Hotel Room Support

Apple today at WWDC announced new AirPlay abilities coming in iOS 17, including on-device intelligence to learn your ‌AirPlay‌ preferences around the home, as well as ‌AirPlay‌ support coming to more hotel rooms.

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In terms of on-device intelligence, ‌AirPlay‌ can learn how and when you listen to certain content, for example by displaying a nearby AirPlay-supporting speaker to select depending which room you're in. You'll also be able to ask Siri to start an ‌AirPlay‌ session in a much more fluid way.

‌AirPlay‌ will also work with supported televisions in hotels, allowing users to easily enjoy their favorite content on the TV when traveling. Built with a foundation of privacy and security, this capability will be available before the end of the year in select hotels, starting with brands from IHG Hotels & Resorts.

The developer beta of ‌iOS 17‌ is available to Apple Developer Program members at starting today, and a public beta will be available next month at

Related Roundups: iOS 17, iPadOS 17
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Top Rated Comments

klasma Avatar
17 weeks ago
Argh, more "intelligence" that will behave unpredictably and exactly not do what I want. That's the exact opposite of being in control.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Champagne_5S Avatar
17 weeks ago

Argh, more "intelligence" that will behave unpredictably and exactly not do what I want. That's the exact opposite of being in control.
Exactly. Can I have intelligent nothing? No suggested photo albums, no suggested contacts, just have everything in the same spot every time and I’ll be happy.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
McWetty Avatar
17 weeks ago

How about AirPlay for fully lossless music... or Apple Music Connect
I would LOVE Apple Music connect. It’s the ONE thing Spotify holds over AM.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghostface147 Avatar
17 weeks ago
Hmmm, some hotels already do something like this. I just go to a website, put in a code and I can do airplay. Of course this would be easier.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Westside guy Avatar
17 weeks ago

Hmmm, some hotels already do something like this. I just go to a website, put in a code and I can do airplay. Of course this would be easier.
I used to just take my 3rd gen Apple TV with me to the hotel. ?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
17 weeks ago
Sounds useful if it is actually supported by hotels.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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