AirPlay 2 Support for OneLink Safe & Sound Smoke/CO Detectors Now Available for Beta Testers

Originally announced way back in January of 2018 at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the OneLink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide detector promised to add support for Apple’s AirPlay 2 streaming protocol, but has not yet come to fruition. As time has passed, First Alert, manufacturers of the OneLink line, has since released an updated model, which added Wi-Fi mesh … Continue reading AirPlay 2 Support for OneLink Safe & Sound Smoke/CO Detectors Now Available for Beta Testers

Ikea’s Sonos Powered AirPlay 2 Enabled Speakers Now Available

Announced back in April of this year, Ikea has announced that their Sonos powered AirPlay 2 speakers are available now in stores worldwide. The unique partnership, which combines audio expertise from Sonos with Ikea’s low cost manufacturing models produced 2 distinct speakers under the name SYMFONISK. The cheaper of the two options, coming in at just $99 is a bookshelf speaker that is available in … Continue reading Ikea’s Sonos Powered AirPlay 2 Enabled Speakers Now Available

Apple Releases iOS 12.3, macOS 10.14.5, and WatchOS 5.2.1 Updates

Apple has released versions of iOS 12.3 for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and HomePod today, bringing a mix of several new features as well as the standard bug and security fixes that dot releases are known for. iOS 12.3 supports all of the same devices that were included with the original iOS 12 release, meaning devices all the way back to the iPhone 5s and … Continue reading Apple Releases iOS 12.3, macOS 10.14.5, and WatchOS 5.2.1 Updates

AirPlay 2 Support Added to Pioneer & Onkyo Receivers

Announced via a press release late last week and spotted by Sound & Vision, Pioneer & Onkyo has joined Bose in introducing AirPlay 2 support for some of the company’s audio and network receivers. Just as with the case with Bose, the Pioneer/Onkyo brand curiously is not on Apple’s list of compatible AirPlay 2 devices, but unlike Bose, Onkyo did announce that support was coming … Continue reading AirPlay 2 Support Added to Pioneer & Onkyo Receivers

AirPlay 2 Update Now Available for BoseSmart Speakers

This week Bose, maker of one of the world’s most popular line of audio products, has released a software update bringing AirPlay 2 support to “BoseSmart” speakers. The company made this rather surprising announcement via their Twitter account, and did not send out a press release mentioning the added functionality, which is rather strange considering just how big of a deal that it is. Prior … Continue reading AirPlay 2 Update Now Available for BoseSmart Speakers

Ikea & Sonos Announce AirPlay 2 Compatible Speakers Coming in August

Today Ikea and Sonos officially took the wraps off of their long rumored smart speaker collaboration, and has not one, but 2 different products launching later this year. Starting this August, customers can purchase the SYMFONISK at Ikea stores worldwide, and the line starts at just $99. The company has also announced that these upcoming speakers will support Apple’s AirPlay 2 streaming protocol, but HomeKit … Continue reading Ikea & Sonos Announce AirPlay 2 Compatible Speakers Coming in August

Vizio Updates SmartCast iOS App to Add Support for Upcoming AirPlay 2 & HomeKit Beta Release

Vizio, makers of the line of SmartCast TV’s that were announced at CES 2019 to be adding support for Apple’s HomeKit and AirPlay 2, quietly released an update to it’s iOS App that has brought support for these upcoming additions. While actual HomeKit & AirPlay 2 functionality is not available as of yet, the company is inching closer with this App update which will allow … Continue reading Vizio Updates SmartCast iOS App to Add Support for Upcoming AirPlay 2 & HomeKit Beta Release

First LG HomeKit & AirPlay 2 Enabled TV’s Arriving Next Month

Initially announced during CES 2019, LG has provided an update as to when the electronic’s giant first HomeKit enabled TV’s will be hitting the market. Starting next month, LG’s C9 Series OLED TV’s will be available with 55-inch and 65-inch variants, and will retail for $2,499 and $3,499 respectively. The company will also be releasing a model from their E9 OLED Series, however, in just … Continue reading First LG HomeKit & AirPlay 2 Enabled TV’s Arriving Next Month

AirPort Express Updated to Support AirPlay 2

Today, Apple has released a firmware update for the now discountinued AirPort Express router which enables AirPlay 2 support. While this feature was hinted out throughout the iOS 12 beta’s, in order to acctually add AirPlay 2 support a firmware updated needed to be installed on the AirPort Express, and many, included myself, were skepitcal that it would never actually come to fruition. Today’s firmware … Continue reading AirPort Express Updated to Support AirPlay 2