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The HomePod will be a streaming media player, and Homekit hub, running iOS and controlled by Siri. That's also a basic description of the Apple TV!
Except for the whole video/multi-channel audio output, app store and non-Apple audio (that being the only "media" supported by HomePod nee Siri Speaker).
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Except for the whole video/multi-channel audio output, app store and non-Apple audio (that being the only "media" supported by HomePod nee Siri Speaker).
Why do you say "only"? The HomePod will be an AirPlay receiver. It will play all sorts of audio; not just Apple Music.

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Why do you say "only"? The HomePod will be an AirPlay receiver. It will play all sorts of audio; not just Apple Music.

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It seems unclear how the AirPlay 2 API will work with third parties. Likewise the fact that AirPlay 2 obsoletes all existing the AirPlay end-points. The key question seems to be will the HomePod do AirPlay or only AirPlay 2.

I'm sure it will all get sorted out by the time the device ships. Or some number of updates later.
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Why do you say "only"? The HomePod will be an AirPlay receiver. It will play all sorts of audio; not just Apple Music.

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It seems unclear how the AirPlay 2 API will work with third parties. Likewise the fact that AirPlay 2 obsoletes all existing the AirPlay end-points. The key question seems to be will the HomePod do AirPlay or only AirPlay 2.

I'm sure it will all get sorted out by the time the device ships. Or some number of updates later.
Yeah so far I've been unable to figure out exactly what AirPlay 2 is going to do. Apple kind of left everybody hanging. SMH
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That sounds like higher cost meaning higher price.

They should try to maintain current prices, because the streaming set top box market is pretty competitive now.
Internet posters always know better than one of the most successful companies EVER!
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It seems unclear how the AirPlay 2 API will work with third parties. Likewise the fact that AirPlay 2 obsoletes all existing the AirPlay end-points. The key question seems to be will the HomePod do AirPlay or only AirPlay 2.

I'm sure it will all get sorted out by the time the device ships. Or some number of updates later.
The AppleTV 4 is supposed to be AirPlay 2 compatible. I don't know about earlier AirPlay devices. Northing has been said so far about new hardware requirements (mesh networking?) or if a firmware update is sufficient. The slide shown during the keynote showed a number of partners--Marantz and Denon caught my eye since I have their stuff.

There is an AirPlay 2 presentation at WWDC this afternoon at 4:10 Pacific. That should answer a lot of questions.

But, I'll bet 'dollars-to-donuts' that HomePod can receive from original AirPlay senders, albeit without new features of AirPlay 2. IOW upwards compatibility.

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Yeah so far I've been unable to figure out exactly what AirPlay 2 is going to do. Apple kind of left everybody hanging. SMH
Right, but it caught my attention also.

So, I've made some changes to my system with some interesting results. Does anyone know how I can control the Onkyo-AVR Volume from my iPhone?

Official Apple-TV (Gen4, ATV5,3 - 2015) Owners Thread

Also, since everyone is still using this thread for AppleTV-4, I just changed mine to "my AppleTV-4 system integration" and/or build-up thread.

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