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July 23, 2019
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LG smart TV HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support arriving next week

LG could be bringing AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to its smart televisions within the next week, bringing the South Korean electronics giant alongside Samsung in having its products supporting Apple’s smart home platform. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

July 23, 2019
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LG says HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support will start rolling out to supported TVs next week

Earlier this year, LG released its first 2019 TVs that would eventually gain support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2. Now, the TV maker says that updates will soon start to roll out that add support for those features. more… The … Continue reading

May 30, 2019
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Here are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

AirPlay 2 is a small but important addition to Apple’s audio world, allowing sound 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. … Continue reading

April 19, 2019
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Bose rolling out AirPlay 2 support to three of its smart speakers and sound bars

Bose this week quietly announced that it has released AirPlay 2 functionality to its line of smart speakers. This includes its Home Speaker 500 and two different Soundbar models, while SoundTouch speakers are still playing the waiting game. more… The … Continue reading

April 7, 2019
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Netflix disabled AirPlay because it isn’t being told what device is getting the stream

Netflix has elaborated on the "technical reasons" why it has disabled AirPlay, and claims that since it can’t tell what device the stream is being sent to because of changes in the protocol, it won’t allow the feature. AppleInsider – … Continue reading

February 5, 2019
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Sonos Architectural by Sonance launches as AirPlay 2-compatible speakers embeddable in walls

Speaker producer Sonos has introduced a new line of its audio appliances with AirPlay 2 support designed for deeper integration with the home, with the Sonos Archiectural by Sonance collection of indoor and outdoor speakers designed to be installed into … Continue reading

January 13, 2019
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Vizio confirms AirPlay 2 & HomeKit support is coming to all SmartCast TVs since 2016

At CES 2019 this past week, Vizio was one of several TV manufacturers to announce that it will soon support AirPlay 2 functionality. Now, the company has more good news for customers. more… The post Vizio confirms AirPlay 2 & … Continue reading

January 11, 2019
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TCL, LG under pressure from customers about AirPlay 2 compatibility

With the news that Apple’s AirPlay 2 is coming to several major TV brands, some people have begun pressuring more companies to support the technology, or for those that are onboard to update older sets. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

August 10, 2018
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Marantz begins rolling out AirPlay 2 support to compatible audio accessories

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… more… 9to5Mac

May 29, 2018
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Apple HomePod coming to Canada, France & Germany on June 18, gets AirPlay 2 & stereo pairing with iOS 11.4

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 … Continue reading

April 20, 2018
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Libratone Zipp: Can this AirPlay speaker best Apple’s HomePod?

Libratone’s Zipp speaker is a customizable and powerful speaker that is sure to liven up any room whether at home or on the go. Its surprising list of features, not to mention inputs, makes it one of the best speakers … Continue reading

April 4, 2018
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AirPort Express showing up in iOS 11.4 Home app, suggests AirPlay 2 speaker support on the way

With the return of AirPlay 2 in iOS 11.4, it appears that Apple still has some tricks up its sleeve. Readers and Redditors are reporting that the AirPort Express (the ‘latest’ model released in 2012) is showing up as a … Continue reading

March 22, 2018
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AirPlay: Naming Apple TVs and HomePods to avoid (2) and other issues

While it’s perfectly reasonable to have an Apple TV and a HomePod in the same room, Apple hasn’t optimized parts of its software to handle this very well. For example, if you name both your Apple TV and HomePod ‘Kitchen’ … Continue reading