Bose updates SoundTouch and Lifestyle speakers with AirPlay 2

in General Discussion edited February 2020
A firmware update is being rolled out to Bose SoundTouch and Lifestyle speakers to bring the promised compatibility with Apple's AirPlay 2.

Bose's SoundTouch speakers will now support AirPlay 2
Bose's SoundTouch speakers will now support AirPlay 2

Bose, which has previously released AirPlay 2 speakers, has now begun a firmware update that will bring the feature to its SoundTouch systems.

Firmware update 24.0.7 is rolling out to all users and once speakers have been updated with it, they will be AirPlay 2 compatible.

"The update will roll out in phases and you may not receive the update until February 25," said the Bose company in a statement. "When the update is available for your speaker(s), log into the SoundTouch app and accept the update."

AirPlay 2 is Apple's system for letting users redirect audio, video or photos to other devices. So SoundTouch users will now be able to start music on their iPhone and have it play back on the Bose speaker.

This Bose update is the latest in a series of speaker manufacturers adding AirPlay 2 functionality over the last two years.

Recently, AirPlay 2 has been added to the First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound smoke alarm speaker through a similar update.


  • Reply 1 of 4
    Updating now. We'll see how it goes. EDIT: Scratch that. It's not the 24.0.7 update talked about here.
    edited February 2020
  • Reply 2 of 4
    Has to be ugliest-looking speaker I've seen in a while.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    Too little, too late, Bose. I switched to Sonos long ago because they kept up with the times. 
  • Reply 4 of 4
    jeff01jeff01 Posts: 3member
    This is a good start.  Works great on my Lifestyle 650 system.  Now if only they’d support VIDEO streaming through Airplay and ugh support Apple Music natively!  
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