Overnight, Bang & Olufsenoutlined their plans to integrate Apple’s new AirPlay 2 technology into 10 of their speakers. Some of which will be from their sister-company BeoPlay.
The 10 speakers from Bang & Olufsen and Beoplay will receive a free software update during August and September 2018, to enable the feature. It’s fair to assume most future speakers also feature AirPlay 2.
Petros Belimpasakis, Director and Head of Sound Category and Platform in Bang & Olufsen said:
“AirPlay 2 is a seamless way to enjoy music from your favourite Apple device and is a natural extension of how people live with music. We are proud to be among the first companies to bring forward the experience of multiroom control on your Apple device and to deliver on the promise that our multiroom speakers connect with all streaming technologies.”
AirPlay 2 is a feature that is all about multi-room audio around your home. It allows you to wirelessly stream audio (including music) from your iPhone or iPad to multiple AirPlay 2-enabled speakers around your home. This includes HomePod, Apple’s wireless speaker.
You can also explore a list of AirPlay 2 speakers in Australia, including Apple’s HomePod speaker here.