Apple's HomePod comes to the party with multi-room audio

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APPLE will turn up the volume on its smart speakers today with a much-anticipated software upgrade for its HomePod nearly four months after it was released in Australia. The update brings features promised by Apple during the first announcement of iOS 11 at WWDC 2017.

The new iOS 11.4 update will allow Apple users to use two HomePods together with this feature. Otherwise, if you hit your limit you'll find that your devices will no longer back up to iCloud, you won't be able to send or receive emails with your iCloud email account, new photos and videos won't be uploaded to your iCloud Photo Library, and that features such as iCloud Drive, other iCloud apps, and your text messages won't stay up to date across all your devices.

Today sees the release of iOS 11.4 and with it Apple is adding AirPlay 2.

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As of the writing of this article, iOS 11.4 should be available as a free over-the-air update to all users running iOS 11. AirPlay 2 will also work on Apple TV, and can be controlled with iPhones and iPads.

The company's answer to the Sonos home audio networking system was supposed to arrive alongside the AirPod speaker in February, but has been absent until the end of May.

On top of this, he says that Apple promises to ramp up its privacy focus with new features that notify users when their data is being shared with developers. Airplay 2 is a wireless audio protocolAirplay 2 will be enabled on iOS (iPhone, iPad) as well as tvOS (Apple TV4, Apple TV 4K) as soon as you install the latest version 11.4 software from Apple. tvOS 11.4 brings no other major improvements to Apple TV. Messages in iCloud stores all iMessages in Apple's cloud storage rather than on each individual device. Apple has also rolled out watchOS 4.3.1 for all Apple Watch models. Apple's own HomePods will be automatically supported so there will be no need to manually group speakers.

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Like the original AirPlay format, AirPlay 2 will also be built into a range of third-party wireless speakers and amplifiers from the likes of Sonos, Bang & Olufsen, Bose, Pioneer, Denon and Marantz.

Messages in iCloud have been coming soon for nearly a while now, and its good the firm is finally delivering on their promise.

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