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Which speakers will support AirPlay 2 technology?

Which speakers will support AirPlay 2 technology?
AirPlay 2 technology

Apple listed all the third-party speakers and Hi-Fi receivers, which will support the technology AirPlay 2, which became available today with updates iOS and tvOS.

After several beta versions, Apple finally released iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4 in public, and new versions contain support for AirPlay 2 technology, the output of which was delayed for a long time.

With AirPlay 2, you can use Siri to control music playback on supported columns.

Today, the Apple HomeKit site has been updated with a section with all available accessories and smart home devices with HomeKit support. Also, a list of columns and receivers was added, which will support AirPlay 2.

AirPlay 2 will be supported by the following devices:

  • Apple HomePod
  • Beoplay A6
  • Beoplay A9 mk2
  • Beoplay M3
  • BeoSound 1
  • BeoSound 2
  • BeoSound 35
  • BeoSound Core
  • BeoSound Essence mk2
  • BeoVision Eclipse (audio only)
  • Denon AVR-X3500H
  • Denon AVR-X4500H
  • Denon AVR-X6500H
  • Libratone Zipp
  • Libratone Zipp Mini
  • Marantz AV7705
  • Marantz NA6006
  • Marantz NR1509
  • Marantz NR1609
  • Marantz SR5013
  • Marantz SR6013
  • Marantz SR7013
  • Naim Mu-so
  • Naim Mu-so QB
  • Naim ND 555
  • Naim ND5 XS 2
  • Naim NDX 2
  • Naim Uniti Nova
  • Naim Uniti Atom
  • Naim Uniti Star
  • Sonos One
  • Sonos Play: 5
  • Sonos Playbase

In the future, support for AirPlay 2 will add more companies.

Extract from today’s press release Apple:

AirPlay 2 allows you to create an advanced wireless multi-room audio system for convenient transfer of music or podcasts from anywhere in the house to different devices that work absolutely synchronously. While listening to music, it is sufficient to select or deselect the devices on which music is played through the Control Room or to ask Siri to play music in the desired room, group of rooms or throughout the house. HomePod automatically supports the functions of AirPlay 2, so that music can be broadcast throughout the house without having to manually group the speakers.  

AirPlay 2 controls are available in all iOS and Control Room applications, so you can easily control playback in every room, on each speaker. And Apple Music subscribers can ask Siri to put different songs in different rooms or the same song around the house, even without leaving the room. HomePod – just like the iPhone and iPad – will be able to communicate with other AirPlay 2 speakers as they appear, so Siri will be able to control the music playback on the Bang & Olufsen, Bluesound, Bose, Bowers & Wilkins, Denon, Libratone, Marantz , Marshall, Naim, Pioneer and Sonos.  

What’s New in the HomePod System Update

At last year’s WWDC conference, Apple named several companies, whose columns will support AirPlay 2. Among them were Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Marantz and Naim, and now the list has become much longer.


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