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Apple AirPlay 2 available on Onelink Safe & Sound

The Onelink Safe & Sound by First Alert, a smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm with a home speaker, is now compatible with Apple AirPlay 2.

AirPlay 2 is Apple’s followup to the original AirPlay Wi-Fi-based music playback standard. While Sonos popularized Wi-Fi-based multi-room audio playback, Bluetooth became ubiquitous, and multi-platform Wi-Fi audio standards spread in popularity, Apple lacked a competing story until AirPlay 2

Thanks to an over-the-air update, users can now play music using AirPlay 2 from their Onelink Safe & Sound in conjunction with any iOS device. AirPlay 2 enables a wireless multi-room audio system, creating a way to stream music anywhere in the home to different iOS and other AirPlay 2 compatible devices. Users can select where the music is playing in Control Center on an iOS device or simply ask Siri to play music in a specific room, or the whole home.

Apple customers can add Onelink Safe & Sound to the Apple Home app to receive smoke and CO notifications in addition to music control via Siri on iPhone, iPad, HomePod, or Apple Watch. When included in scenes with other HomeKit-enabled accessories, you can start the day by playing music or news, turning on the lights, and brewing coffee — all at once.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.