Polk Audio Introduces New MagniFi Max AX Sound Bar Systems With Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and AirPlay 2

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 […]

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Sonos Announces Lower-Priced Soundbar With AirPlay 2 Support, ‘Hey Sonos’ Voice Control for Apple Music

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 […]

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Spotify Still Doesn’t Offer AirPlay 2 Nearly Six Months After Last Promising to Support the Feature

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 […]

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Amazon TVs to Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

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, […]

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Spotify Pauses Plans to Add AirPlay 2 Support to iOS App for the ‘Foreseeable Future’

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 […]

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AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Available on 2020 Toshiba and Insignia Fire TVs

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 […]

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Video: Belkin’s Soundform Connect Adds AirPlay 2 to Your Existing Speakers

Last month, Belkin introduced the Soundform Connect Audio Adapter with AirPlay 2, letting users turn their traditional speakers into AirPlay 2-enabled devices. 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 via ‌AirPlay‌, […]

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Belkin Launches Soundform Connect Audio Adapter to Add AirPlay 2 to Standard Speakers

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 […]

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Longtime Apple Designer Christopher Stringer’s Latest Project Is a High-Fidelity Speaker With AirPlay 2

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 […]

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

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 […]

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LG Launching 2021 Sound Bar Lineup With AirPlay 2 Support

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 […]

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Sonos Unveils Portable $169 Roam Speaker With AirPlay 2, Sound Swap, and More

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 […]

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Denon Introduces New Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos, AirPlay 2 Support, and More

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 […]

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CES 2021: Sony Unveils New 4K and 8K LED TVs With HomeKit and AirPlay 2

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 […]

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LG Begins Rolling Out AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to 2018 Smart TVs

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 […]

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Definitive Technology’s Studio 3D Mini Sound Bar System Supports Atmos, DTS:X, and AirPlay 2

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 […]

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Apple Fitness+ Appears to Be Incompatible With AirPlay

Apple Fitness+ is available as of today, and some customers have been wondering if it’s possible to get the workout videos on a television set without an Apple TV. There are several smart TVs from brands like LG and Sony that support AirPlay 2 content, but it appears Fitness+ is not designed to work with […]

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AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Rolling Out to Select Roku Streaming Players and TVs

Roku today announced that AirPlay 2 and HomeKit are now rolling out to select streaming players, including the Roku Ultra, Roku Streambar, Roku Smart Soundbar, Roku Streaming Stick+, and Roku Premiere, as part of a free Roku OS 9.4 update. The software update is also in the process of rolling out to select Roku-based 4K […]

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AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Coming to Select 4K Roku TVs and Devices Later This Year

Roku today announced that AirPlay 2 and HomeKit will be rolling out to select 4K TVs and devices as part of a free software update later this year. AirPlay 2 will enable users to stream videos, music, podcasts, and more directly from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to a compatible Roku smart TV, with no […]

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