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iOS 14.5: How to Use AirPlay 2 With Apple Fitness+

Tuesday April 27, 2021 12:52 pm PDT by
With the release of watchOS 7.4 and iOS 14.5, Apple has added AirPlay 2 support to the Apple Fitness+ app. That means Apple Fitness+ workouts can be streamed to ‌AirPlay‌ 2-compatible television sets from an iPhone or iPad, allowing workouts to be viewed on a larger screen without requiring an Apple TV. AirPlay 2-enabled TVs are available from a variety of brands, including Samsung,...

How to Mirror a FaceTime Call to Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-Compatible Smart TV

Tuesday May 5, 2020 5:48 pm PDT by
Did you know that you can use the AirPlay feature on an iPhone or iPad to mirror a FaceTime call to an Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV? This article shows you how. Before following the steps below, make sure that your iOS device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV. Not sure if your smart TV supports AirPlay 2? You can find...

How to Use AirPlay 2 Speakers With HomeKit

Thursday April 4, 2019 1:45 pm PDT by
Apple's AirPlay 2 brought speaker controls to the Home app, allowing you to individually control all of your AirPlay-compatible speakers from your iPhone or iPad. Keep reading to learn how to add your speakers to the Home app and organize them by room. Before you start adding speakers to the Home app, make sure that your iOS device is running iOS 11.4 or later. You should also check that...

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Spotify Downplays HomePod Support, But Promises to Add AirPlay 2 Yet Again

Sunday April 2, 2023 10:55 am PDT by
Spotify has yet to implement native support for the HomePod and HomePod mini, despite Apple opening up the speakers to third-party streaming music services in 2020. As a result, Spotify cannot be controlled with Siri on the HomePod. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman touched on the matter in his newsletter this weekend, noting that Spotify told him there hasn't been a "significant volume" of complaints ...
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Sonos Announces New 'Era' Speakers and Apple Music Spatial Audio Support

Tuesday March 7, 2023 9:25 am PST by
Sonos today announced new Era 300 and Era 100 smart speakers following multiple leaks. In addition to Bluetooth 5.0, both speakers support AirPlay 2 for wirelessly streaming audio from Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Era 100 (left) and Era 300 (right) The higher-end Era 300 speaker features an hourglass design with six class-D digital amplifiers, four tweeters, two woofers, ...
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Polk Audio Introduces New MagniFi Max AX Sound Bar Systems With Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and AirPlay 2

Tuesday September 6, 2022 11:45 am PDT by
Polk Audio today debuted its latest flagship sound bar systems, the MagniFi Max AX and AX SR. The compact systems both include an 11-speaker-array sound bar with dedicated center channels and up-firing height speakers, as well as a 10-inch wireless subwoofer. The SR system adds two additional wireless surround speakers. The new sound bars support both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X along with Polk's...
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Sonos Announces Lower-Priced Soundbar With AirPlay 2 Support, 'Hey Sonos' Voice Control for Apple Music

Wednesday May 11, 2022 7:16 pm PDT by
Sonos today unveiled its lowest-priced soundbar, the Sonos Ray. Priced at $279 in the U.S., the compact soundbar is said to utilize "advanced processing" to create a "surprisingly wide soundstage," and AirPlay 2 support allows for audio to be wirelessly streamed to the soundbar from Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The soundbar will be available starting June 7 in the U.S.,...
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Spotify Still Doesn't Offer AirPlay 2 Nearly Six Months After Last Promising to Support the Feature

Tuesday January 25, 2022 7:49 am PST by
Spotify has still not enabled AirPlay 2 in its iPhone and iPad app, nearly six months after last promising to support the feature. "Spotify will support AirPlay 2 and we're working to make that a reality," a Spotify spokesperson informed MacRumors in early August, in response to a Spotify Community forum post that said the company had paused plans to support the feature. The streaming...
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Amazon TVs to Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

Wednesday October 27, 2021 8:40 am PDT by
Amazon's Omni and 4-Series Fire TVs will support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in a future update, the company has announced (via The Verge). Amazon's Omni and 4-Series Omni TVs launch today, featuring 4K HDR, voice controls with Amazon Alexa, and close integration with the Fire TV user experience. Upon the launch of the new TVs, Amazon today announced that it plans to add support for ‌AirPlay‌ 2...
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Spotify Pauses Plans to Add AirPlay 2 Support to iOS App [Update: Spotify Clarifies]

Friday August 6, 2021 10:07 am PDT by
See update at bottom of article Spotify this week confirmed that its plans to add AirPlay 2 support to its iOS app have been placed on indefinite hiatus. In an online discussion forum post, a Spotify representative said the streaming music service had been working on supporting AirPlay 2, but the company has paused the efforts "for now" due to "audio driver compatibility issues." The...
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AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Available on 2020 Toshiba and Insignia Fire TVs

Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:22 am PDT by
Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit features have been rolling out to a number of smart TVs, and as of today, the functionality is available on 2020 Toshiba and Insignia 4K UHD Smart Fire TVs. ‌AirPlay‌ 2 is designed to allow iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to stream content to an AirPlay-compatible device, and with built-in support in Toshiba and Insignia TVs, an Apple TV is not required to use ‌AirPl...
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Video: Belkin's Soundform Connect Adds AirPlay 2 to Your Existing Speakers

Friday June 25, 2021 11:07 am PDT by
Last month, Belkin introduced the Soundform Connect Audio Adapter with AirPlay 2, letting users turn their traditional speakers into AirPlay 2-enabled devices. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. MacRumors videographer Dan has now had a chance to spend some time with the accessory, so check out our latest video for a look at the setup process, using standalone speakers ...
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Belkin Launches Soundform Connect Audio Adapter to Add AirPlay 2 to Standard Speakers

Thursday May 20, 2021 9:00 am PDT by
Belkin today announced the launch of the new Belkin Soundform Connect Audio Adapter with AirPlay 2 support, which is designed to turn any traditional stereo speaker into an ‌AirPlay‌ 2-enabled speaker. The Soundform Connect can be connected to any powered speaker or sound system using an optical or 3.5mm headphone jack. A speaker connected to the Soundform Connect can be used like any...
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Longtime Apple Designer Christopher Stringer's Latest Project Is a High-Fidelity Speaker With AirPlay 2

Friday May 14, 2021 8:30 am PDT by
Christopher Stringer, a key member of Jony Ive's design team who spent 21 years at Apple before departing in 2017, is resurfacing today with his new venture Syng, which seeks to make an impact in the high-end audio market. Stringer, who contributed to many of the most iconic product designs in Apple's history, announced his plans roughly a year ago, and Syng is today introducing its flagship ...
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LG Launching 2021 Sound Bar Lineup With AirPlay 2 Support

Tuesday April 6, 2021 6:36 pm PDT by
LG today announced the worldwide rollout of its 2021 sound bar lineup, complete with AirPlay 2 support for wirelessly streaming audio from Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The sound bars also support Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. All of the 2021 sound bars support both the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound formats, while an "AI Room Calibration" feature promises optimal...
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Sonos Unveils Portable $169 Roam Speaker With AirPlay 2, Sound Swap, and More

Tuesday March 9, 2021 1:00 pm PST by
Sonos today introduced a new "ultra-portable" smart speaker called the Sonos Roam, designed for use at home and on the go. It's designed to be even more portable than the Sonos Move, competing with the likes of the Ultimate Ears Boom. Priced at $169 in the United States, the Sonos Roam is now the most affordable Sonos speaker available, and it is also the lightest at just under one pound....
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AirPlay Support for Apple Fitness+ Begins Working in Second Beta of iOS 14.5

Thursday February 18, 2021 7:07 am PST by
The second beta of iOS 14.5 seeded to developers and public beta testers this week enables users to stream Apple Fitness+ workouts to AirPlay 2-enabled TVs, allowing the videos to be watched on the big screen without an Apple TV. Apple already announced that Apple Fitness+ was gaining AirPlay support in iOS 14.5, but the feature was not working in the first beta. One caveat of using Apple ...
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Denon Introduces New Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos, AirPlay 2 Support, and More

Thursday January 14, 2021 1:00 am PST by
Denon today debuted its latest home audio offering, the Home Sound Bar 550, with a key feature for Apple users being AirPlay 2 support for wirelessly streaming music to the sound bar from devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. In addition to AirPlay 2, users can wirelessly stream music to the Home Sound Bar 550 via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, allowing for music to be streamed from services like...
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CES 2021: TCL to Release More 8K TVs and 'Roku TV Ready' Sound Bars With AirPlay 2 This Year

Monday January 11, 2021 9:16 am PST by
Chinese brand TCL today at the all-digital CES 2021 announced that all of its 2021 6-Series Roku TVs will feature 8K resolution, up from 4K, with the lineup set to begin rolling out later this year. As with TCL's other recent Roku TVs, these 8K models should support AirPlay 2 for wirelessly streaming audio and video to the TV from Apple devices like an iPhone or iPad, as well as HomeKit for...
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CES 2021: Sony Unveils New 4K and 8K LED TVs With HomeKit and AirPlay 2

Friday January 8, 2021 8:45 am PST by
Ahead of CES 2021 next week, Sony has introduced new 4K OLED, 4K LED, and 8K LED smart TV models with support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2. The new lineup includes the MASTER Series A90J with 55-inch, 65-inch, and 83-inch 4K OLED TVs, the X95J Series with 65-inch, 75-inch, and 85-inch 4K LED TVs, the X92 Series with 50-inch to 100-inch 4K LED TVs, and the MASTER Series Z9J with 75-inch and...
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CES 2021: JBL Introduces New Dolby Atmos Sound Bar With AirPlay 2 Support

Thursday January 7, 2021 7:53 am PST by
JBL today introduced the latest addition to its sound bar lineup, the JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam. With support for AirPlay 2, the Bar 5.0 is ideal for Apple users, as audio can be wirelessly streamed to the sound bar from devices like the iPhone and iPad. AirPlay 2 allows for multi-room audio when the JBL sound bar is paired with other AirPlay 2 devices, such as the HomePod, Apple TV, select...
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LG Begins Rolling Out AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to 2018 Smart TVs

Monday December 28, 2020 7:11 am PST by
LG has started rolling out a software update that includes AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support for select 2018 smart TV models, according to multiple MacRumors readers, delivering on a promise the company made earlier this year. AirPlay 2 enables users to stream videos, music, podcasts, and more directly from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to a compatible LG smart TV, with no Apple TV necessary. HomeKit...
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Definitive Technology's Studio 3D Mini Sound Bar System Supports Atmos, DTS:X, and AirPlay 2

Tuesday December 15, 2020 3:00 am PST by
Home theater brand Definitive Technology today is announcing a new Studio 3D Mini Sound Bar System that includes a slim sound bar and wireless subwoofer with support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and AirPlay 2. The Studio 3D Mini consists of a 4.1 channel, six-driver array with aluminum tweeters and a compact 8-inch wireless subwoofer. The system can process Dolby Atmos and DTS:X encoded movies...