Belkin announces new adapter to make any speaker AirPlay compatible

Soundform Connect Lifestyle
Soundform Connect Lifestyle (Image credit: Belkin)

What you need to know

  • Belkin has announced the SOUNDFORM™ Connect.
  • The audio adapter turns any speaker into an AirPlay 2-enabled speaker.

AirPlay is about to come to a lot more speakers.

Today, Belkin has announced the SOUNDFORM™ Connect, a new audio adapter that allows you to turn any speaker into an AirPlay 2-enabled speaker. The adapter works with any speaker with an optical or 3.5mm input and turns your traditional speakers into HomeKit-compatible devices.

Gone are the days of overlooking legacy speaker systems that aren't equipped for the digital age. Engineered to give life to traditional home stereo speakers and sound systems, the SOUNDFORM™ Connect allows users to seamlessly stream audio without the hassle of pairing devices. Once the SOUNDFORM™ Connect is connected to any powered speaker or sound system with an optical or 3.5mm input, a user can simply tap the AirPlay icon on their compatible Apple device* to start playing music or other audio. With AirPlay 2–enabled speakers, users can ask Siri via their iPhone to play their favorite music or podcasts throughout the house, ask what's playing in each room, control the volume, and more. The adapter enables the speakers to be compatible with HomeKit, making it easy to assign them to different rooms and create scenes and automations in the Home app.

Soundform Connect

Soundform Connect (Image credit: Belkin)

Below are a few additional features of the SOUNDFORM™ Connect:

  • Connect to any existing powered speaker/receiver using optical or 3.5mm input (widespread compatibility)
  • Compact and portable for minimal space requirement

Belkin has been going all-in on its relationship with Apple products lately. The company is also one of the first to add Find My support for its new SOUNDFORM™ FREEDOM True Wireless Earbuds.

The SOUNDFORM™ Connect is available for $100 directly from Belkin. The company also says that it will release it in third-party retailers soon.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.