• AirPlay 2 is now supported on AirPort Express with firmware version 7.8+
  • Also includes support for Apple’s Home App – native home automation on iOS
  • The AirPort line of products, which include the AirPort Express, are no longer sold in stores and discontinued by Apple.

Many AirPort Express users connect their existing analog stereo via aux for basic multi-device playback, however, streaming was limited and did not support AirPlay 2 until the release of firmware 7.8 on August 28th, 2018.

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Zac Hall of the 9to5 Mac Podcast says, “With AirPlay 2 support, you can AirPlay from iOS to multiple AirPlay 2 speakers including HomePod, Apple TV-connected speakers, Sonos, and other AirPlay 2 targets. When assigned to a room through the Home app using HomeKit, you can also play music in a specific room using Siri. The firmware update needed is available through the AirPort Utility app on iOS and macOS.”


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