Apple Gets Ready to Bow Airplay2

917applebow.jpgApple will take the wraps off a new version of AirPlay in December as part of the forthcoming iOS 11. AirPlay 2 goes multi-room by including a multiple-speaker function that enables you to pick speakers throughout the home. You might send different songs to different rooms. Multiple users can contribute songs to a playlist. AirPlay 2 can also reach Apple TV devices, thanks to the tvOS 11 update, and it integrates with Apple HomeKit smart home devices.

AirPlay 2 will be compatible with iOS devices up to seven years old. Supportive manufacturers will include B&O, Beats, Bluesound, Bose, B&W, Definitive Technology, Denon, Devialet, Dynaudio, HEOS, Libratone, Marantz, McIntosh, Naim, and Polk. The format will be open to third-party app developers.

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Will older receivers with airplay receive airplay 2? I fear i already know the answer but...