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AirPlay 2, 11 December 2018 On Bluesound

Bluesound’s Generation 2i Players have now been certified for Apple’s AirPlay 2 technology

Bluesound, has announced that all Generation 2i streaming music players will receive a software update to enable Apple AirPlay 2, allowing users to stream audio from their iPhone, iPad or Mac computer to Bluesound.

AirPlay 2, 11 December 2018 On Bluesound

On 11 December, all Bluesound customers will be prompted to update their players to the latest version of BluOS, Bluesound’s proprietary hi-res multiroom platform. For customers with Bluesound’s newest Generation 2i players, the software update will enable AirPlay 2. Gen 2i users can then stream music services, podcasts, audiobooks, movies, games, YouTube audio, TV sound and stored music from their iPhone, iPad or Mac computer to any Bluesound Gen 2i player on the same WiFi network. The integration also gives Apple Music listeners the ability to control playback on their Bluesound Gen 2i using Siri voice control.

AirPlay 2, 11 December 2018 On Bluesound

Multiple Bluesound Gen 2i players can synchronously play the same stream or users can opt to push different content to individual players around the home.

AirPlay 2, 11 December 2018 On Bluesound

Using the BluOS Controller app, previous generation Bluesound players can be grouped with a new Gen 2i unit, allowing them to play the same AirPlay 2 streamed content.

To learn moire, click www.bluesound.com

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  • Reply
    John Read
    22nd January 2019 at 2:09 am

    To add more value can you explain the If and what are the key differences in resolution and other features of AirPlay 2 please?

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      22nd January 2019 at 3:26 pm

      Hi John – AirPlay 2 adds the ability to allow Apple’s HomeKit to communicate with speakers. You can send audio to multiple supported ‘receiver’ speakers at once for multiroom activity. There’s also improved audio buffering, integration with Siri voice control and multiple control access across iOS devices

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