AirPlay 2 has just launched as part of the iOS 11.4 update, almost a year after the company first announced the technology at its WWDC 2017 keynote. It’s currently limited to Apple’s HomePod speaker, but a number of third party manufacturers have pledged to bring it to their own products in the coming months. So even if you don’t own a HomePod, here’s a quick look at the improvements AirPlay 2 brings and the devices on which you’ll soon be able to find it.
Apple’s new HomePod has earned high marks for audio quality, but it works only via AirPlay. This is no problem for those with iPhones, iPads, and Macs, but what about Windows users? Is there any way to stream audio from Windows to HomePod? Indeed there is! Here’s how to do it.
The HomePod may certainly favor Apple’s own music service, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with Apple Music. In fact, if you have a Mac, you can use the HomePod as an external AirPlay speaker for any music or audio source. Here’s how to send audio from your Mac to your HomePod via AirPlay.
The Mac’s built-in QuickTime application will let you create audio and video recordings, but it’s a whiz at making videos of your screen, too, which is very handy for sending tutorials to other folks. We’ll show you how in this article!
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes a handy new feature that lets you quickly change your audio playback device via the taskbar. Here’s how it works.
iMovie is great, but its features can seem pretty daunting for some. If all you need to do is trim the end of a clip, for example, there’s a much easier program that’ll let you do video editing on the Mac—QuickTime! We’ll tell you about a few of its best features.
There are several products on the market aimed at improving the performance of your home theater’s subwoofer and, until now, our favorite has been the Auralex SubDude. But while the SubDude remains a worthy solution, the SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation System from SVS promises to perform even better with good looks to boot. Check out our initial impression of the SVS SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation System to find out if it’s just the product you need to make your home theater sub sound its best.
Looking for something a bit different from a portable Bluetooth speaker? The Frankenspiel FS-X packs big sound and unique features into a tiny package. Check out our full hands-on review.
You’ve probably figured out by now how you can stream audio from iTunes to an AirPlay device or speaker. But what about the rest of your Mac’s audio, like YouTube, Spotify, or Plex? Here’s the somewhat hidden trick to enable an AirPlay speaker as your Mac’s default output.
Most Mac owners know that their computer’s volume can be changed in OS X via the volume up and volume down keys on the keyboard, but there’s a little-known trick that can give you even more fine-tuned control over your Mac volume.