AirPlay 2, multiple AirPods?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by eliehass, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. eliehass macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if airplay 2 can be used to output audio to more than one pair of AirPods? This would be an amazing use case to share music or watch videos with friends in crowded noise places (buses, airports, airplanes...)
     
  2. skwood macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately I don't have a second pair to link to my account and I'm not gonna bug my sister just to try this. I like the idea though!
     
  3. Justaguy48 macrumors member

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    AirPods use Bluetooth, while AirPlay uses wifi, so it is very unlikely that AirPlay 2 will have any affect on AirPods, but it would be nice to have that has an option, especially for something like the AppleTV.
     
  4. Applestock macrumors member

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    Probably not until Bluetooth 5 is released (iPhone 8) - separate from Airplay technology. Samsung has a dual Bluetooth output solution with the new Galaxy S8 and Bluetooth 5...not sure if Apple would implement this feature but it's possible right now with Samsungs S8.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    OT: A little sad that the new iPad Pros doesn't have BT5.:eek::(
     

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