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Pioneer and Onkyo release AirPlay 2 update

Pioneer and Onkyo releases AirPlay 2 update

Pioneer and Onkyo have released a firmware update to bring AirPlay 2 to select components, including handfuls of AV and stereo receivers, and a home theatre system.

Apple AirPlay 2 support allows the user to stream directly from an iOS device to a compatible AirPlay 2 component. With the second-gen AirPlay finally bringing the ability to stream music from your iOS device to more than one product, it enables streaming within a multi-room environment too.

The update is now available for the following Pioneer products: the SX-S30DAB stereo receiver and SC-LX901, SC-LX801, SC-LX701, VSX-LX503, VSX-LX303, VSX-933, VSX-S520 and VSX-S520D AV receivers.

As for Onkyo products, the update is now available for the TX-RZ5100, TX-RZ3100, TX-RZ1100, TX-RZ830, TX-RZ730, TX-NR686 and TX-L50 AV receivers, the TX-L20D and TX-8270 stereo receivers and the LS5200 home theatre system.

To automatically update a compatible machine, navigate to its system set-up menu and follow the instructions, or visit www.pioneer-audiovisual.eu or www.uk.onkyo.com to download the update and perform the installation manually. 

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time 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 horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.