Bang & Olufsen Adds AirPlay 2 Support to Additional BeoPlay and BeoSound Speakers

Bang & Olufsen over the past week has added AirPlay 2 ^( support to more of its speakers ^(, including the BeoPlay A9 and BeoPlay M5.

BeoPlay M5 speaker in AirPlay Picker via Brad Thomas

This follows the addition of AirPlay 2 to the BeoPlay M3, BeoSound 1 and 2, BeoSound Core, and BeoSound Shape earlier in November, to be followed by the BeoPlay A6, BeoSound Essence, and BeoSound 35 by the end of December.

AirPlay 2 should be enabled as part of an automatic software update for each speaker, but the software version can be checked and updated manually via the Bang & Olufsen app ^( for iPhone and iPad if necessary.

With the AirPlay 2 update, these Bang & Olufsen speakers now support multi-room audio when paired with other AirPlay 2 devices ^(, such as the HomePod, Apple TV, Sonos speakers including the One, Beam, Playbase, and second-generation Play:5 ^(, and select Denon and Marantz audio receivers ^(

AirPlay also allows for Siri control of Apple Music or Podcasts playback on supported speakers via iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, HomePod, and Apple TV.

Bang & Olufsen speakers will appear in the AirPlay device picker within most apps and in Control Center on devices running iOS 11.4 or later.

AirPlay is Apple’s wireless streaming protocol that enables users to easily stream audio from iTunes on a Mac to supported speakers, as well as from iPhone apps like Apple Music, YouTube, Spotify, Hulu, and Netflix, to AirPlay-enabled speakers, now including these BeoPlay and BeoSound options.

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Bang & Olufsen Unveils The Beosound Edge Speaker

Danish audio company Bang & Olufsen is known for their very unique designs when it comes to speaker and audio products. While most companies would be more than happy to trot out your typical speaker design, Bang & Olufsen typically goes the other way with some pretty far out ideas, and the Beosound Edge is one of them.

The Beosound Edge is Bang & Olufsen’s latest set of speakers which as you can see in the photo above, clearly has not been designed to look typical. However it isn’t design for the sake of being unique, but it actually comes with features that take advantage of its unique circular shape, where users can roll it back and forth to increase or decrease volume.

It has also been designed where it can roll back to its original position, meaning that it’s more of a rocking back and forth motion, versus users having to roll the speaker around the room just to adjust its volume. Of course there are other ways to adjust the volume, but this is one of them. The speaker will feature a 10-inch woofer and a 4-inch midrange, along with a 3/4-inch tweeter on both sides.

There will also be support for AirPlay 2, Chromecast, and Bluetooth. As expected of Bang & Olufsen, the Beosound Edge does not come cheap as it is priced at $3,500 and will be going on sale mid-November.

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