Denon, Marantz, and Heos publish final list of Airplay 2 compatible components

Airplay 2 is coming to Denon, Marantz, and Heos models

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Denon, Marantz, and Heos have announced models eligible for a free Airplay 2 upgrade.
Denon, Marantz, and Heos have announced models eligible for a free Airplay 2 upgrade.

Denon, Marantz, and Heos—all subsidiaries of Sound United—have published the final list of models that will support Airplay 2 via Firmware upgrade.  The table below outlines the models that are eligible for the free Airplay 2 upgrade.

DENON

MARANTZ

HEOS

AVR-X8500H

SR8012

HEOS Home Cinema HS2

AVR-X6500H

SR7013

AVR-X6400H

SR7012

AVR-X6300H

SR7011

AVR-X4500H

SR6013

AVR-X4400H

SR6012

AVR-X4300H

SR5013

AVR-X3500H

SR5012

AVR-X3400H

NR1609

AVR-X2500H

NR1608

AVR-X2400H

NR1509

AVR-X1500H

NR1508

AVR-X1400H

NA6006

AVR-S940H

ND8006

AVR-S930H

AV8805

AVR-S740H

AV7705

AVR-S730H

AV7704

AVR-S640H

AV7703

DNP-800NE

CEOL RCD-N10

 

AirPlay 2 is Apple’s response to Amazon Alexa and Google, who have made tremendous inroads with music streaming platforms like Sonos, Heos, and MusicCast.  With AirPlay 2, you’ll be able to control all AirPlay 2-enabled speakers from a single app and use Siri voice commands to play songs in particular rooms.  Airplay 2 is a significant upgrade to Apple’s original (and at the time pioneering) Airplay technology and the first major upgrade in years.

Denon's AVR-X6500H will be upgradable to Airplay 2 via a firmware update.
Denon’s AVR-X6500H will be upgradable to Airplay 2 via a firmware update.

AirPlay 2 supports whole home, multi-room streaming; HomeKit and Siri integration; multi-device control; improved buffering; and compatibility HomePod. AirPlay 2 controls are available across iOS devices within any app and in Control Center. From there users have instant access to content playing in every room and on every speaker.

Apple Airplay 2
Apple Airplay 2

Apple Music subscribers can use Siri to play different songs in different rooms or the same song on every speaker. AirPlay 2 support will make these Denon, Marantz, and Heos products compatible with products from Bang & Olufsen, Bluesound, Bose, Bowers & Wilkins, Libratone, Marshall, Naim, Pioneer, and (yes) Sonos.

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