We are delighted to announce that Apple AirPlay® 2 support will be added to our dedicated network players – the ND5 XS2, NDX 2 and ND 555 - via a free over-the-air firmware update today at around 15.00 Hours GMT.
Apple AirPlay® 2 enables advanced multi-room functionality and Siri® voice control and, following similar updates to our Mu-so and Uniti ranges, will now be available across a huge range of our music-streaming products, from the entry-level Mu-so Qb wireless speaker to our flagship source.
AirPlay® 2 is a proprietary Apple technology allowing music to be streamed from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® Touch, Mac computer and Apple TV® to a compatible Naim device. Audio can be sourced from Apple Music®, Spotify, Tidal, YouTube, internet radio and podcasts, and controlled via Apple’s Home app, Control Center or Siri® voice commands.
Apple AirPlay® 2 also supports multi-room playback for owners of multiple streaming products that support the Apple standard, including the 10 different Naim systems listed below. Users can ask Siri® to play a particular album, song or playlist in sync across all compatible products in every room or a single room, as well as different music in each room.
Additionally, AirPlay® 2 features enhanced buffering to improve audio streaming performance across the network.
Once the update becomes available, the Naim app will prompt customers to perform an over-the-air update. Apple AirPlay® 2 system requirements: iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch®, Apple TV®, Mac computer and Home Pod® must have iOS software version 11.4 or later.
Naim Audio products supporting Apple AirPlay® 2:
Mu-so series: Mu-so 1st Generation, Mu-so Qb 1st Generation, Mu-so 2nd Generation, Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation
Uniti series: Uniti Atom, Uniti Star, Uniti Nova
500 Series: ND 555
Classic Series: NDX 2
XS Series: ND5 XS 2