You have obtained to hand it to Apple. Even while the business has not current its AirPort Express router given that 2012, and even while it discontinued the entire AirPort line before this yr, Apple isn’t really just allowing its Wi-Fi router turn out to be a doorstop. Now, Apple imbued the AirPort with a brand name-new electric power, just one that could maintain it in rotation for decades to occur.
As 9to5Mac and MacRumors report, a new firmware update provides AirPlay 2 to the venerable Wi-Fi router, proficiently making it possible for you to insert an more wi-fi speaker able of multiroom audio to your property, just by downloading the update and plugging a wired speaker into the AirPort Express’s AUX jack, and then beaming audio from your Apple laptop computer, pill or telephone.
Intellect you, the AirPort Convey was already technically capable of AirPlay 1… but I guess numerous audience you should not know that. In addition, the primary AirPlay did not guidance Sonos-esque beaming of audio to many speakers at the exact same time. I you should not know if I might have hooked up an AirPort Convey as my just one-and-only AirPlay speaker, but it is way less difficult to justify as element of a total dwelling set up.