Are you using a small screen to watch videos or do you want to listen to music over your stereo? Initially, there is a wide range of devices that can help you with that, but Apple Airplay 2 is a fantastic device to consider.
Airplay 2 is an incredible Apple device that allows you to play music over stereos, plus it is compatible with every iPhone and Mac device. According to CNET, the Original Apple AirPlay is non-free software owned by AirPlay. That allows streaming of audio and videos from a compatible Apple device that includes iPhone, iPad, or Mac. You can connect this with another device with the use of a network connection.
The upgrade done on AirPlay 2 system enables more capability to connect with multiple devices that aren’t manufactured by Apple. After the launch of AirPlay 2, the number of devices that operate with Air Play has increase surprisingly, with reputable streaming devices such as TVs, Roku streaming devices, and more.
What is AirPlay 2 and how does it work?
There are different ways in which AirPlay 2 can be used. One of the ways in which you can use the AirPlay 2 is mirroring it on iPhone or Mac on another screen. In other words, you can use it to share screens on other devices. You can watch videos on a bigger screen with compatible streaming apps such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and others on your TV. Most importantly, you can listen to music from speakers.
The previous Airplay was built as a one-to-one protocol, i.e., connecting just your phone to the speaker. There was no difference between it and other Bluetooth audio streaming. But the truth is that AirPlay produces a better sound because of it wider bandwidth that Wi-Fi provides.
Apple stated that the AirPlay 2 will be compatible with all iOS devices which will allow users to play music using the Apple Music app and other streaming apples. The device is built with a more extra feature that allows you to stream music across various devices at once.
List of Apple Devices Compatible with AirPlay
The main Apple hardware that’s designed to work specifically with AirPlay 2 includes Apple TV and Apple HomePad device. But that is no longer the case, the AirPlay 2 new design work with the following device such as:
- iPhone 5S and newer
- All iPad Pro
- All iPad Air
- Apple iPad Touch
- iPad Mini 2 and newer.
Keep in mind, Apple TV (2015) or Apple TV 4K operating on TVOS 11.4 or higher is also compatible with the Air Play 2. Those are the following devices in which you can use the AirPlay 2 to stream from your device.
List of Compatible Speakers and TVs with AirPlay 2
You need to understand that not all Speakers and TVs are compatible to work with AirPlay 2. Hence we provided you with speakers and TVs that work with the device.
- Belkin Soundform Connect
- Bluesound (2i series)
- Bose (Portable Smart Speaker, Home Speaker 300, Home Speaker 500)
- Denon (AVR-X3500H, AVR-X4500H, AVR-X6500H, AVR-S740H)
- Devialet Phantom
- JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam
- Libratone (Zipp, Zipp Mini)
- Marantz (AV7705, NA6006, NR1x09 series, SRx013 series)
- Naim (Mu-so, Mu-so QB ND series, Uniti)
- Roku (Smart Soundbar, Streambar)
- Sonos (Amp, Arc, One, Play:5 (2015), Playbase, Beam)
- Yamaha (MusicCast 20, MusicCast 50, MusicCast Bar 400)
- LG (2018-2020 OLED, NanoCell9 and 8 series, UHD UK 62, UHD UN 8, UHD UN 71)
- Roku (Express, Express+, Premiere, Streaming Stick, Ultra, Ultra LT, Roku 3)
- Samsung (QLED Series — 2018-2020)
- Samsung (4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, 8 Series — 2018-2020)
- Sony (A9G Series, Z9G Series, X850G Series X950G Series)
- TCL Roku TV (4-Series, 5-Series, 6-Series & 8-Series)
- Vizio D-Series (2018, 2019),
- P-Series (2018, 2017 and 2016),
- P-Series Quantum (2018-2020),
- Quantum X (2019, 2020)
- Vizio M-Series (2018, 2017 and 2016),
- M-Series Quantum (2019, 2020)
- Vizio E-Series (2018, 2017 and 2016 UHD models),
- V-Series (2019, 2020)
That’s all. All the devices that include Speakers and TVs supports AirPlay 2.