Airplay 2 and Airplay (1st gen)

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by FilipeTeixeira, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. FilipeTeixeira macrumors regular

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    I see a lot of new devices including the HomePod saying that they will support Airplay 2. However some like SONOS etc. don't support Airplay (1st gen).
    I know that some of Airplay 2's functionalities are not supported on older macs, but I wonder if the basic features are. For example, playing music from iTunes into the speaker, using airplay, while connected to the same wifi network and so on.
     
  2. chabig macrumors 603

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    Yes. Airplay 2 features are a superset of Airplay—primarily syncing of multiple playback devices and setting multiple homepods as stereo pairs.
     
  3. FilipeTeixeira thread starter macrumors regular

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    For me it just feels odd, that some manufacturers are implementing Airplay 2 but they never implemented Airplay (1st gen). It seems like a strange approach.
     
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