Apple AirPlay 2 technology is imminent for the Mu-so range, bringing with it highly advanced multi-room audio capabilities and natural voice controls via Apple’s Siri virtual assistant.Naim’s Mu-so and Mu-so Qb are getting AirPlay 2 functionality with updates out today and tomorrow.
Enables a Naim system to be the focal point of an existing multi-room set up
Seamlessly stream to multiple AirPlay 2 devices
Control Mu-so through the Apple Home app
Larger streaming buffer resulting in reduced dropouts in areas with poor internet consistency
AirPlay 2’s multi-room audio functionality can drastically change the way Mu-so owners experience home audio. This highly advanced system allows them to effortlessly stream music (or podcasts, or YouTube video audio) from your Apple TV, iPhone or iPad to their Naim Mu-so or Mu-so Qb, as well as any other AirPlay 2-enabled speakers in their home.They can quickly select as many or as few of the speakers as they want to use in the iOS device’s Control Center, giving them scope to listen in a single room of the house, a group of rooms, or all rooms. Provided they’re connected to the same Wi-Fi network, all AirPlay 2-enabled speakers in a system will play in sync, making for an easy-to-use multi-room setup.
Siri for Apple Music
All iOS apps with audio include manual AirPlay 2 controls for playback and volume adjustment, but the new addition of Siri integration makes taking control easier than ever. Thanks to Siri’s advanced voice recognition, Apple Music subscribers can now use natural spoken commands to request a track, album, artist or playlist, play or pause playback, skip track or adjust the volume.
When used in conjunction with a multi-room AirPlay 2 system, Siri can be asked to play different songs in different rooms, or groups of rooms, or the same track across the entire system.
The update will be available later today for the Mu-so Qb and Wednesday 14th for the Mu-so. Once the update becomes available, the Naim app will prompt customers to perform an over-the-air update. Users will need to have their compatible Apple devices running on IOS 11.4 or above.