If you have speakers that support AirPlay 2, you can use Siri for music control as well.
Apple's developer showcase WWDC 2018 is coming up fast (it kicks off June 4), and should bring news of new developments for Siri, augmented reality and Apple's burgeoning arsenal of OSes (iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12 are among our favourite typographical challenges). AirPlay 2 is even "built throughout iOS", so you can play music to select speakers right from Apple Music or the Home app.
Apple iOS 11.4 is now out for users.
Apple is finally delivering on some promises it made a year ago about its HomePod speaker, including giving the device the ability to link with another for stereo sound.
The latest HomePod update, available with iOS 11.4, will be rolled out to Apple devices progressively, and will fulfil promises Apple made when it launched HomePod in February. With iOS 11.4, Apple has finally released AirPlay 2, and pairing support for HomePod speakers. AirPlay is the promised update to this standard, and it brings multi-room audio support. Apple likes to emphasize that with HomePod's 360 sound, it's more than just left and right.
It also works with Apple iPod Touch 2015 (sixth generation) and the new HomePod.
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Apple AirPlay 2 vs AirPlay: Which third-party devices offer it? It must be said that Beats has always been primarily a headphones brand, so a Siri Pill is not yet an inevitability by any means. This might change when Sonos enables Google Assistant support in the near future.
Once updated, users will be able to wirelessly link two HomePod speakers to play a song in stereo, though they will also be able to play a song on HomePods in multiple rooms, or move song's playback from the kitchen to the bedroom, for example.
The new update also adds support for Apple's new ClassKit framework.
Apple AirPlay 2 vs AirPlay: Which is better? Your device should be running on a Wi-Fi connection to download the over-the-air (OTA) update. Following the update, AirPlay 2 opens up a whole world of multi-room streaming capabilities that were previously not available on the iPhone or iPad, such as controlling multiple speakers, which, up until now you were only able to do on the MacBook.
AirPlay 2 multi-room will be operated via the iOS Control Centre.