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Bose plans to add AirPlay 2 support to SoundTouch Speakers next month

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What you need to know

  • Bose says it will deliver AirPlay 2 support to its SoundTouch speakers next month.
  • That's according to a post in its support forums, which says support will arrive by the end of February.
  • Bose had hoped to push out support last year and apologized for the delay.

Bose has taken to its community support forums to confirm that it will roll out AirPlay 2 support for its SoundTouch speakers by the end of February 2020.

In the post Bose said (opens in new tab):

Hey everyone,We had every intention to release Airplay 2 in 2019 and we apologize it was not launched in this timeframe. Please be assured that we are still working very hard to bring Airplay 2 to SoundTouch speakers and appreciate your patience. We now expect it to be launched by the end of February 2020 for the following products:SoundTouch 10 SoundTouch 20 Series III SoundTouch 30 Series III Bose SoundTouch SA-5 Amplifier Bose Wave SoundTouch Music System IV SoundTouch 300 soundbar Lifestyle 550 home entertainment system Lifestyle 600 home entertainment system Lifestyle 650 home entertainment system

as Macrumors notes, AirPlay 2 support will probably be pushed out over-the-air as a software update for the Bose app for iPhone and iPad. It will bring multi-room audio playback in conjunction with other AirPlay 2 devices such as Apple's HomePod, and other select speakers including offerings from Sonos and Bose.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.