Apple AirPlay 2 arrives on Naim Mu-so wireless speakers

Naim Audio has introduced Apple AirPlay 2 to its Mu-so wireless speaker range, gifting them direct streaming from Apple devices, multi-room functionality with other AirPlay 2-supporting speakers, and Siri voice control.

The Mu-so Qb (£595) – the more affordable model in the two-strong range – can be updated now, while the firmware update for the Mu-so (£895) will be available from tomorrow (Wednesday 14th). 

The Naim app should prompt users to perform the over-the-air update. Users will need to have their Apple source device running on IOS 11.4 or above.

The Mu-so Special Edition (£995) is also being gifted the feature, as is Naim’s Uniti range (including the Uniti Atom, Uniti Star and Uniti Nova) ‘later this month’.

So what will your Mu-so have that it didn’t before? Apple AirPlay 2 lets users stream music from an iOS device to more than one AirPlay 2-supporting product, whether that’s another Mu-so or, for example, an Apple HomePod smart speaker.

You also get access to Siri voice control via AirPlay 2, so you can ‘ask’ your Mu-so(s) to, say, play certain songs or play a film on Apple TV.

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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.