First and foremost, this feature is exclusive to iOS 11.4.
The HomePod's other key update with iOS 11.4 is support for accessing calendars via Siri, letting users talk to the HomePod to check their schedule and add new appointments to their calendar.
As usual, iOS 11.4 also introduces some important security patches, bug fixes, and under-the-hood improvements.
There is no word from Apple as to whether the AirPlay-compatible AirPort Express wireless extender with receive an AirPlay 2 update. Notably, your HomePod will automatically receive the update to support stereo pairs unless auto updates are disabled in the Home app on your iPhone or iPad. Apple has said it wanted to make sure the features worked well for users before releasing them.
With the fifth beta of iOS 11, Apple suddenly removed Messages in iCloud. However, if you've missed it you can go to the "General" tab in the settings app and click on "Software Update". I took a look, but the app really just discusses iOS 11 features from what I can see. The new update also seems to carry new Red Wallpapers for the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Red edition phones. This will be helpful for those who are short on space. It also supports Messages in iCloud. Users can also now ask Siri to play music in any room or group of rooms using AirPlay 2, and music can be streamed throughout the house without any need to manually group speakers.
AirPlay 2 makes HomePod a more competitive smart speaker, and a more user-friendly one.
Anyway, as it turns out, there is a much more important feature in iOS 11.4 than AirPlay 2 stereo pairing. This advanced pairing functionality senses the location of your HomePod in the room to balance its sound.
One question I had was how accurately and dynamically the HomePod's fancy audio processing would recreate a recording's stereo split between right and left. Additionally, AirPlay 2 enables you to attend a call or play a game on your iPhone or iPad without interrupting music playback on your AirPlay 2-enabled speakers. Brands like Bang & Olufsen, Bluesound, Bose, Sonos, etc are offering such speakers.
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