Best AirPlay 2 soundbars in 2024

Sonos Beam Gen 2 in white
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AirPlay 2 — the easy-to-use audio "casting" feature found on the iPhone and Apple TV, provides clean, lag-free sound to the best wireless speakers in our homes. AirPlay 2 also works with Apple's HomeKit smart home platform, giving you the ability to set your speakers or soundbar to play your favorite tunes the moment you walk through the door. Here are our picks for the best AirPlay 2 soundbars to help you decide which is suitable for your home theater.

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AirPlay 2 takes music and video streaming to new heights with fast connections, high-quality audio, and wire-free capabilities. AirPlay 2 also breathes new life into your home theater with HomeKit automation and scenes. Ever dream of having your music play automatically when you arrive home from a long day of work? AirPlay 2 and HomeKit can also make this happen.

We love the Sonos Beam Gen 2 for its affordable price tag, sound quality, and ease of use. This connected soundbar plays nicely with most audio services and voice assistants, making it one of the most flexible options around. The Sonos Beam also works with other speakers within the Sonos line and other AirPlay 2 speakers, giving you the ability to expand in the future.

Want a soundbar that offers the most bang for your buck? Then check out the Yamaha YAS408BL. This soundbar not only delivers excellent sound, but it also comes with a powerful subwoofer that instantly upgrades your tv setup into a banging home theater. Whichever option you choose, AirPlay 2 is there to keep the tunes going across all the rooms in your home and keep your movie-watching area nice and tidy.

Christopher Close

Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit and the Home app. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.