All Devices Is there a thermostat that supports AirPlay 2 right now?

Discussion in 'iOS 13' started by Ortiz83, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Ortiz83 macrumors 6502

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    If not, is it possible for a company, let’s say Ecobee, to add support for it via a firmware update? Curious.
     
  2. gwhizkids macrumors 601

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    Why would you want AirPlay 2 for a thermostat? Genuinely curious...
     
  3. chabig macrumors 603

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    Let us get this straight. You want to play music from your thermostat because it contains a kick-ass set of speakers?
     
  4. Menel macrumors 603

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    so you want to have the temp go up or down based on song selection?
     
  6. Debauch macrumors member

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    That's next level immersion. If you're watching a movie like, say, Frozen, the thermostat would drop the temp down so you feel like you're actually there. Where as, if you're watching something like Backdraft the temp gets turned up so you feel the heat.
     
  7. vertical smile macrumors 68040

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    Maybe the OP meant HomeKit instead of AirPlay.

    If that is the case, Ecobee already supports HomeKit.
     
  8. Feenician, Jul 15, 2019
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    Feenician macrumors 603

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    This isn't as strange a question as some of you think. Ecobee4 can already play music/podcasts etc. using Alexa. Sound quality is reputably garbage though.
     
  9. vertical smile macrumors 68040

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    I didn’t know that.

    I have an Ecobee, but one without Alexa. I think it is the Ecobee 3 lite.
     
  10. Feenician macrumors 603

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    Yep. I have the 3 too. Nothing I've seen from the 4 or 5 compel me to upgrade, definitely not Alexa
     
  11. load97 macrumors regular

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    The new Ecobee has Siri 7 can do Apple Music, so can't it control the speakers that are on the network? So use the Ecobee to change songs etc by voice control?

    and yes, temperature immersion for movies will be coming...
     
  12. nutmac macrumors 601

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    While none of the smoke detectors support AirPlay 2, the new Ecobee (the one with glass front) has Bluetooth so you could stream audio from other devices.

    As for people criticizing OP for wanting to stream audio from thermostat, I think it's fine for non-music contents like audiobooks and podcasts.
     
  13. gwhizkids macrumors 601

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    At some point, this is getting ridiculous. I can just imagine someone pulling up a chair in their hallway to listen to a podcast on a thermostat. Maybe I can play movies from my dishwasher!!! The steamier the better!
     
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