Owners of a modern iPhone or iPad or a four or fifth generation Apple TV media player can now download new beta software to their devices. That software takes Apple AirPlay 2 with it, the platform for multiroom audio from Apple.
AirPlay 2 in new betas of iOS and TVOS
This week, Apple not only released updates for developers, normal users can now get started with iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4. The public betas are now available and take a number of handy things with them. For example, both iPhone and iPad owners, as well as Apple TV owners, can test Apple AirPlay 2 at home. In addition, iOS users can now store their messages from the official messaging application of the Cupertino company in the cloud, so that space can be made available.
To be able to test Apple AirPlay 2 on an Apple TV, you need to have the fourth or fifth generation version. That is the Apple TV 4 or Apple TV 4K. Besides the fact that you need tvOS 11.4, your iPhone or iPad must also have iOS 11.4 running, otherwise you can still not test the connection of the multiroom audio system. When Apple is going to release that platform, it is not yet known. Initially it was intended that it was launched on 9 February, but unfortunately the launch has moved further.