Airplay Speaker Question

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  1. jpiszcz, Nov 25, 2013
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    jpiszcz macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    WIth bluetooth speakers, when you leave for work and come home you have to re-pair them manually by pressing the pair or power/connect button.

    Is this the same for Airplay speakers or, when you return home will it remember the setting and automatically play via the Airplay speaker?

    Justin.
     
  2. jpiszcz thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    You don't pair Airplay speakers but you do have to select them for output.
     
  4. kidtriton macrumors newbie

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    Going from memory of what I think I've seen happen is that as long as you don't open and use that app while you're away then when you come back home it will still be set to play to them. But if you open the app (pandora, etc) while not on that network the airplay speakers were on it will default back to the internal speaker and not change back until you do it manually.
     
  5. PNutts macrumors 601

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    AirPlay does play audio to a speaker while the device is locked.
     
  6. jpiszcz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! If you leave and go away from the AirPlay speakers and come back in 2-3 hours, does it continue to use the AirPlay speakers or do you have to re-select them as the output device?
     
  7. jpiszcz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does anyone use Airplay speakers who can confirm how it works if you return home, do they auto-reconnect or is it a manual process?

    Justin.
     
  8. rrandyy macrumors 6502

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    It is manual. When I return home from work, I have to select that airplay speaker again. On the other hand, each time I get in my car the phone detects the BT and automatically sends mp3/pandora/etc audio to my car. No need to re-pair or even select the car speaker each time.
     
  9. jpiszcz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the response, good to know.
     

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