Today, iOS with AirPlay 11.4 2
Apple announced today that iOS 11.4. The main innovation — AirPlay support 2 and the synchronization messages through iCloud.
The system needs to leave at 20:00 Moscow time. Testing iOS 11.4 lasted almost two months. During this time, the developers repeatedly added and removed AirPlay support 2. But all the same she decided to leave in the release version.
2 AirPlay allows you to link multiple sound devices in a single network. This column must support the AirPlay Protocol 2. Some third-party manufacturers have already announced that it will add support for the Protocol in their devices. Among them, Bang & Olufsen, Bluesound, Bose, Bowers & Wilkins, Denon, Libratone, Marantz, Marshall, Naim and Pioneer.
Using AirPlay 2 it is possible to create a multiple column HomePod. They will analyze space and to optimize the sound. For example, they may play different audio channels to create a deeper sound.
2 AirPlay also allows you to control the music playing on each column. This can be done from “control” or using Siri.
In iOS 11.4 will also show sync messages through iCloud. Apple announced this feature at WWDC even 2017, but delayed the release.
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