AirPlay 2, multiple AirPods?

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

  1. eliehass macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2008
    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


    Jul 8, 2013
    Tonbridge, UK
    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

    May 2, 2017
    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


    Jan 1, 2008
    San Diego Area
    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 G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    OT: A little sad that the new iPad Pros doesn't have BT5.:eek::(
  6. Swearagin macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2015
    --- Post Merged, Jan 17, 2018 ---
    I have three sets. One in my car and two around the house for runs, bikes etc. Trust me when I tell you, more than one confounded the system and continues to do so. Constantly having to repair as they will not seemlessly do so especially if you have multiple devices ie phone, pad etc. really dinosaur crap.

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