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Question: Airport Express and Airplay2

I have a couple of Airport Express base stations installed specifically to use for Airplay. Will there be a firmware update that will support Airplay2? I heard AppleTVs will support it, not sure if it's just ATV4 and 4K or previous generations also. Any news on this?

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Nov 15, 2017 1:54 PM in response to jhdick01 In response to jhdick01

AFAIK, the 802.11n AirPort Express base stations do NOT support AirPlay 2. These devices were designed years ago before AirPlay 2 was even thought of. Apple slowly releases firmware updates, but never announces them beforehand. If I had to guess, it would take more than a firmware update to make these work.


As far as the Apple TV, only the 4th gen is reported by Apple to support AirPlay 2. I believe that the 4K model does as well.

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