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Brit Sound Company B&W, Say No To Air Play 2 In The Short Term

UK Sound Company B&W has said that they will not support Apple’s new Air Play 2 in the short term.

In the past, the Company has built in support for Airplay which costs manufacturers a premium Apple licence fee for products such as their highly popular Zeppelin Wireless, the A5, and A7, but this time round they are giving the Apple technology which is built into their iOS 11, tvOS11 and macOS 10.13 operating systems.

It’s Apple’s multi-room solution, that allows users to connect compatible speakers from manufacturers such as B&W.

Andy Kerr, Director of Product Marketing and Communications for B&W said:

“Existing Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay products will remain fully functional and will be fully compatible with source devices running iOS 11. Bowers & Wilkins are excited to be development partners for AirPlay 2 and will be launching new products later which will allow users to access the new features incorporated into AirPlay 2.”

Whether this means a brand-new Zeppelin remains to be seen, but it will be the first range of wireless speakers launched by the company since it was sold to Eva Automation in May 2016.

 

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