Apple has finally released the AirPlay 2 framework for streaming audio and video on a wi-fi network to compatible devices. Announced just about a year ago at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, then delayed along with the HomePod, the first device to fully leverage this protocol, AirPlay 2 was released last week as part of iOS 11.4. It is not, however, available on macOS yet, nor on iTunes for Windows, and presumably a Mac update should follow soon.
If you’re used to using AirPlay, you won’t notice much of a difference, but there are some changes under the hood that should make your listening better. Here’s an overview of how AirPlay 2 works.
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