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Zipp/Zipp Mini - AirPlay 2

At the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) on June 5 this year, Apple announced some great new features in its new operating system – iOS 11.

One part of the iOS 11 update is the new Airplay 2 protocol.

Using the new AirPlay 2, customers can control speakers throughout the house.

Play a song in the living room and the kitchen at the same time, and adjust volume in any room. From an iOS device installed with iOS 11.4 – iOS customers can play music to 2 or more speakers directly.

At Libratone we expect to release new AirPlay 2 enabled speaker firmware for Zipp and Zipp Mini shortly after Apple's launch of a functional AirPlay 2.

 

AIRPLAY 2 SUPPORTED LIBRATONE SPEAKERS 

After a Libratone firmware update - Libratone Zipp and Zipp Mini speakers will support the new AirPlay 2 protocol.

 

LIBRATONE CLASSIC SPEAKERS

Legacy speakers like classic Live/Lounge/Zipp/Loop and Diva will not support AirPlay 2.

Can I play to my classic Libratone speakers through iOS 11.4?

Yes - as long as your playing device support AirPlay, you will be able to play your classic Libratone speakers via AirPlay.

 

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    Peter Svensson

    So have you released this update yet?

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    TSP

    Thanks for asking. I have the same question.

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    Rex Raymond

    I'm also looking forward to the firmware update for the Zipp Mini which will enable AirPlay 2, now that iOS 11.4 has been released!

    Edited by Rex Raymond
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    Nikhil Biyani

    Today, Sonos has released the support for Airplay 2. Eagerly waiting for Libratone to roll out the Airplay 2 support.

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    Rex Raymond

    Just got this response from Libratone Support U.S.:

    "You are looking at about a 2 month wait for the new Airplay 2 update. The speakers will support that feature sometime in September."

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    Lene Strand

    September is over - still no Airplay 2 update?

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    Rex Raymond

    I inquired about the status of the AirPlay 2 update a few weeks ago, and received this response on Sept. 24th from Libratone Support Europe: "We are working hard on the final touches to the Air Play 2 integration for ZIPP and ZIPP MINI to make sure you get the best possible experience. Please keep following."

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    Davood MIHAN

    As a big company you HAVE to have a deadline for your products and services, we are in October and still no AirPlay 2 firmware, that's why SONOS stays a head, I purchased the Zipp speaker only for AirPlay capability but after almost 6 month I'm truly disappointed that why I didn't bought SONOS, if Libratone would offer me the full refund on my Zipp I would LOVE to send it back and buy SONOS, and I would never recommend ANYBODY to buy Libratone products.

    I think they will release the AirPlay 2 firmware with launch of new Zipp 2. [Awful strategy]

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    Paddy

    Update for the Zipp is out.
    Still waiting for my Zipp minis, though...

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    Peter Svensson

    So i just updated the Zipp and asked Siri to play my latest chill list in the kitchen as I named the speaker kitchen. But she responded that there is no speaker with that name. The speaker shows up with the right name in my airplay list though. Am I missing something, have anyone been able to use the speaker in this manner?

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    Paddy

    I think in Order to use Siri you have to set up the speakers in the Apple Home App. I tried it now but can’t get it done because my Apple TV is too old for HomeKit and I don’t have a HomePod. One of the two might be required to act as a bridge for HomeKit

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    Peter Svensson

    Thanks Paddy, I hade the same thought after my comment but couldn’t make I work either. I have atv4k so that should not be the issue.

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    Luap456

    Anyone having issues after the Airplay 2 firmware update? My ZippMini will now only play about 10 seconds before cutting out. Resetting it to factory settings hasn't helped. As of now it's a $249 paper weight.

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    David Sirh

    I’ve tried updating, but it keeps failing to install on my Zipp

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    Rex Raymond

    FYI, the update failed several times for me as well, but once I babysat the download/update process on the iOS app, it finally completed. This means not leaving the app or letting the screen go black or lock.

    Post update, my Zipp Mini is working beautifully as an AirPlay 2 destination!

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    Nicholas Laslett

    I am having the same issue as Luap456. Airplay from Mac plays for 10secs then cuts out.

    Plays fine from iPhone. Plays fine from my other Mac.

    I cannot get either of my Macs to plays to the Zipp and another Airplay speaker at the same time.

    I wish I’d not done the update because it all worked fine before.

    Edited by Nicholas Laslett