How to use AirPlay 2 on your HomePod

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Update: Apple has removed AirPlay 2 from the third iOS 11.3 and tvOS betas suggesting it will not be released until iOS 12.0.

AirPlay 2 is Apple's move into multi-room technology and the first big update to AirPlay which was originally introduced in iOS 4. With AirPlay 2 you can send audio from your iOS device or Apple TV to other AirPlay connected devices like a HomePod. To stream audio to your HomePod your iOS device needs to be running iOS 11.3 or later and it must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

How do I block explicit content on my HomePod?

Open the Home app on your iOS device. If you do not have the Home app installed it can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. In the Home app select the HomePod you want to access, then tap Details. From here you can disable Allow Explicit Content. Now your HomePod will not play songs or albums marked for explicit content.

Only the person who initially set up the HomePod can access the settings on their connected iOS device.



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