Bluetooth speakers are pretty common and pretty much any smartphone, regardless of their platform, can connect to them. However, Apple does have its own wireless protocol in the form of AirPlay, with AirPlay 2 being the latest iteration, and there are some Apple users who actually prefer it over Bluetooth.

For those who own Sennheiser’s AMBEO Soundbar, you might be happy to hear that in the latest firmware update to the speakers, the company has actually introduced support for AirPlay 2.

According to Sennheiser, “With AMBEO|OS, which is available for all AMBEO Soundbars, listeners now have even more ways to enjoy incredibly immersive sound. The update supports Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, and Tidal Connect, providing even more options for high-quality listening.”

For those unfamiliar with the differences between AirPlay and Bluetooth, the former relies on WiFi for connectivity while Bluetooth connects directly from device to device, meaning that in some instances, Bluetooth might be more convenient. However, if you’re home, then AirPlay 2 might actually be better.

AirPlay also supports both audio and video, giving users more flexibility in what they are streaming, plus it also offers wider coverage which is basically limited to how far your WiFi stretches. While neither is necessarily “better” than the other, AirPlay might be more useful for those who own a lot of Apple products.

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