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Re: Will we ever see the AirPlay 2 update for SoundTouch?

The good news is Apple Music works with Carplay.

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Re: Will we ever see the AirPlay 2 update for SoundTouch?


@Xyz987 wrote:

The good news is Apple Music works with Carplay.


 

Yes it does...I used CarPlay, Apple Music and my iPhone the past couple days in a Kia rental. Worked great!

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Re: Will we ever see the AirPlay 2 update for SoundTouch?

Wouldn't it be possible to use an Apple TV 4 plugged into your Bose Soundtouch 300 to then use AirPlay 2 to play Apple Music from your iPhone?

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Re: Will we ever see the AirPlay 2 update for SoundTouch?

AppleTV 4 had no optical out anymore. Only hdmi.

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Re: Will we ever see the AirPlay 2 update for SoundTouch?

Yes, HDMI from an Apple TV 4K to the Bose 300.

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Re: Will we ever see the AirPlay 2 update for SoundTouch?

Airplay would be available using ATV v 2,3,4. Apple Music is available by app on v4 of ATV.
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Re: Will we ever see the AirPlay 2 update for SoundTouch?

Wouldn’t it be nice to listen to music without having to turn on the TV?
Similarly, I COULD play through Bluetooth, but then every time I receive a message, email or call it plays through the speakers. Not ideal.
Or I could stream it from my computer, which would mean leaving that open all the time... which I have no desire to do.
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You wouldn't need to turn on the TV.  Just turn on the Apple TV and Bose.  Plug the Apple TV into the soundbar.  Seems like a good, simple solution for people who seem to think it's the end of the world because they can't use Air Play with their Bose Soundtouch 300.

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jimgfitz,

You are correct about what you are saying, that does work. However, it doesn’t fix the multiple speaker or whole house issue. I have this set up, meaning an Apple TV connected to the ST 300, which also has the surrounds and sub. I have a Apple home pod in the kitchen with an st 10 upstairs in the bedroom and a st 20 in our office. When air playing through the Apple TV and with the other speakers connected, there is a slight but very obvious and annoying sync delay. So this doesn’t work. It would work
If the soundtouch 300 itself was discoverable as an AirPlay 2 device.
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Re: Will we ever see the AirPlay 2 update for SoundTouch?

Are you sure it's not?  IDK.  If it is, maybe you wouldn't even need to plug your Apple TV into the Bose.