Apple Debuts iOS 11.4 With AirPlay 2 Audio Support For HomePod

Tech giant Apple has rolled out iOS 11.4, and it brings a lot of changes to Apple HomePods: AirPlay 2 with multi-room audio. The company’s iOS 11.4 update now allows both HomePod and Apple TV devices to play audio in your home or selected areas of your home. The latest iOS update is also applicable for forthcoming third-party AirPlay 2 devices as well.

 

OS 11.4 With AirPlay 2 Audio Support For HomePod

 

This means all the AirPlay 2 devices could now be controlled if you will be using the iOS device, HomePod, Apple TV, or by simply asking Apple’s smart assistant Siri. You can activate Siri by saying a command, say you want to hear music in a room. Then Siri will automatically play a particular music via AirPlay 2-compatible speakers.

Also, several manufacturers have also pledged to support AirPlay 2. This includes Bang & Olufsen, Bose, Bowers & Wilkins, Marshall, Pioneer, and Sonos, among others. Furthermore, AirPlay 2 devices would now show up in the Apple Home app. This is possible because AirPlay 2 now integrates with HomeKit.

 

 

Also, the iOS 11.4 has brought some update for Messages in iCloud to the operating system. It can be recalled that this feature has been a work in progress since Apple has introduced iOS 11 last year. With the recent update, Messages in iCloud serves as a storage house where all iMessages in Apple’s cloud are kept.

 

 

Before, an Apple user needs to sign in using a user’s iCloud account to receive iMessages. Those Apple users who saved all of their iMessage conversations are complaining of the storage space taken up by iMessage. This is because all the information is being stored to individual devices.

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BeoPlay A3 perfect partner for your iPad

The iPad, with its built in speakers, can make your and another individuals life exciting since the sound is only shared by two individuals. But if you’re planning to have a party, then your iPad, even if it’s loaded with party music cannot, be enjoyed by your guests as the sound it would emit will be drowned by the rowdy crowd.

In comes Bang & Olufsen. The company unveiled its latest speaker dock for the iPad that will generate sound in a very good quality. Just right what the DJ ordered.

The BeoPlay A3 is one phenomenal gadget. It’s designed to sit upright or on its side and was built to shape a wedge to let you view content easily even if it lays flat on the floor.

This dock turns your iPad into a boom box or a mini TV if you prefer to use your device to watch movies. Your iPad slides perfectly into the middle of the BeoPlay A3 for maximum viewing pleasure.

The dock has a two-inch omnidirectional woofer, three-inch tweeters but the most impressive of it all, it just weighs 1.3 KG.

It comes with its own battery that can let you dance and jiggle with it for about 5 hours and can also charge your iPad when connected to a power source.

Unfortunately for new iPad owners out there, the BeoPlay A3 is designed for the iPad first gen and the iPad 2. The company is currently trying to create a system that can let you use it with your new iPad.

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