Kyryll
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Will AirPlay 2 and Bose SimpleSync work in conjunction?

I am researching the new smart home speakers range and am very happy about the new ability to hook up my QC 35 and SoundLink Micro to the Home speaker and play music on all of them in sync via SimpleSync. That's a huge break-through! 

 

However.... Bose Music app doesn't currently support Apple Music as a service, which is a big drawback for me as that had been my default service for years and I'm not looking to change having built up quite a music library there. 

 

Alternative to this (as I understand) is to AirPlay music/radio from my iPhone to say Bose Portable Home Speaker while it's hooked to my SoundLink Micro using SimpleSync. And that <IN THEORY> should allow me to play any media from my iPhone or iPad on both Bose speakers in sync. Would that work? 

 

If it does, a Bose Home Speaker goes straight on my shopping list and Sonos One that I use right now goes up for sale.... Please let me know which one it would be. 

 

Thanks in advance! 

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Sam_F
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Re: Will AirPlay 2 and Bose SimpleSync work in conjunction?

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Hey @Kyryll,

 

That's a great question! I took the time to test this with a couple of Bose products of my own - the Home Speaker 500 and QuietComfort 35 II headphones.

 

What I found is that you can play AirPlay audio to the connect SimpleSync product - which is great news!

 

I first connected the headphones to the HS500 in the Bose Music app using SimpleSync. Then, opened the Apple Music on my iPhone and played music, which was then coming from both Home Speaker and headphones.

 

I hope this helps you out! Let me know if you have any further queries regarding this!

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Sam_F
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Re: Will AirPlay 2 and Bose SimpleSync work in conjunction?

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Hey @Kyryll,

 

That's a great question! I took the time to test this with a couple of Bose products of my own - the Home Speaker 500 and QuietComfort 35 II headphones.

 

What I found is that you can play AirPlay audio to the connect SimpleSync product - which is great news!

 

I first connected the headphones to the HS500 in the Bose Music app using SimpleSync. Then, opened the Apple Music on my iPhone and played music, which was then coming from both Home Speaker and headphones.

 

I hope this helps you out! Let me know if you have any further queries regarding this!

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Re: Will AirPlay 2 and Bose SimpleSync work in conjunction?

Hey @Sam_F 

 

Thanks a lot for running a check on this for me! That’s really great news as now I can have my whole sound ecosystem from Bose. Kudos for innovation effort hands down! 

Now just need to add that Apple Music support to your music app and it’s straight aces on Bose’s part 😎😉