iOS 11.4 brings stereo pairs and multi-room audio with AirPlay 2
30 May, 2018, 18:21
Users can also now ask Siri to play music in any room or group of rooms using AirPlay 2, and music can be streamed throughout the house without any need to manually group speakers.
With the release of iOS 11.4, Messages in iCloud, which keeps your iMessage and SMS messages in sync between your Apple devices, is now available to the public. Also added is the ability to play content on Apple TV via Siri on an iOS 11.4-running iPhone or iPad.
The wireless audio protocol has been integrated deep into iOS and tvOS as well as HomeKit, meaning that Airplay 2 devices will show up in the Home app.
Enlarge / AirPlay 2 lets you play music, podcasts, and other audio throughout your entire home using multiple speakers. The update gives you the ability to pair two HomePod units in the same room, allowing them to act as stereo speakers.
Apple hasn't released sales figures for its speaker, but estimates say the HomePod holds about 3 percent of the overall market in the US, according to a February survey from investment firm Loup Ventures. This brings some important changes to HomePod, including the stereo pairing option that was missing at launch.
We're about a week away from seeing what iOS 12 will be like, but in the meantime the latest version of iOS 11 is now available to download. iOS 11.4 is here, bringing two overdue features promised a year ago: AirPlay 2 and iMessages in iCloud. While this is good for device-storage optimization, it may not be good for users who don't have a lot of iCloud storage to spare.
There are quite a few issues Apple has fixed with iOS 11.4 like character sequences which crashed the Messages app, and also causing some messages appear disordered.
Apple's iOS 11.4 is available for download now. That's been a promised feature since HomePod debuted, and it's finally here with the newest software update.
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