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AirPlay without WiFi? Meet AirPlay Direct

With the launch of Apple’s newest iPhone only days away, rumors and speculation are flying about a new version of Apple AirPlay as well.

According to an article in the Telegraph, the new version (tentatively called “AirPlay Direct”) will enable your iPhone, iPod or iPad to stream media directly to your AirPlay-compatible speakers without WiFi. (AirPlay in the car anyone? By the lake? At your technophobe parents’ house?)

Although the ability to stream media without a network is already … read more >>

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Apple TV + iOS 6 = AirPlay Out

Apple TV may soon have the ability to give as well as receive. According to FlatpanelsHD, the latest beta version of the forthcoming iOS 6 update adds the capability to send audio from Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers.

This is a nice addition–soon you’ll be able to stream tunes directly from Internet radio or your iCloud music collection directly to those second-room speakers without wires, a receiver, iTunes, or even an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Apple TV (and WiFi) … read more >>

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Thank You for An Amazing Year

What an interesting and unexpected year for AirPlay Speakers. We started as a small hobby site in late 2010 but quickly grew into the largest AirPlay speaker website in the World!

While it’s a new and growing niche we’re excited for 2012 and all the new speakers, devices and even televisions (maybe) coming our way.

We wouldn’t be here without the help of all of our wonderful visitors. I want to personally thank everyone of you for taking the time … read more >>

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Updates: iHome, Sony, Libratone Speakers Available and Current Options

iHome, Sony and Libratone AirPlay Speakers now Available

Current AirPlay Options Living Chart

Lastly, we want to announce our AirPlay Speakers: Current Options and Alternatives Living Chart. This chart lets you can see … read more >>

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MOG Desktop Client for Mac OS Now With AirPlay

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Like streaming music on demand? Don’t like wires? MOG, the on-demand listening service, has introduced a beta release of its new desktop client for Mac, making it the first streaming music service to offer native AirPlay support.

Using the MOG application (and subscription service), you can instantly access more than 11 million songs served up at a high quality 320-kbps rate. As a stand-alone app, the new client requires no browser to connect you to your MOG account. Thanks … read more >>

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iHome iW1 User Experience

Were you one of the first to get your hands on the long awaited iHome iW1? Please let us, and our visitors know, by posting your first impressions in the comments below.

Here’s a few comments from our visitors moved and reposted here. Thanks to Casey Britt, Dan and Bd :)

Casey Britt 02. Sep, 2011 at 8:23 pm
So I just got mine in. The “free gift” is a portable iPhone speaker in a zipper case. Pretty awesome!Anyway first impressions
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iHome iW1 Available Aug 31 at 2PM EST

Yes! According to iHome, the long awaited iHome iW1 is available Wednesday, August 31st at 2PM EST.

From iHome:
“The wait is over! We’re excited to announce that the iW1 AirPlay wireless speaker system will be available for purchase Wednesday, August 31 at 2PM EST at ihomeaudio.com/iW1BC.

Due to your overwhelming response on the mailing list we expect our initial supply to sell out within the first day. Please note we will be replenishing our stock as quickly as possible … read more >>

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Important iHome iW1 Announcement Coming

<< UPDATE – AUGUST 19, 2011 >>

Looks like iHome removed the email signup on their iW1 page and is now displaying the unit as an “Available Soon” product for $299.99. So close I can almost hear it…♪ ♫

Looks like you can download the iW1 app to control this beauty from the iTunes App Store. Thanks Marc!

iHome iW1

iHome just posted “Last chance to email opt-in for a very important announcement on iHome’s new AirPlay device. Users will not be … read more >>

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AirPlay Speakers Store

We’re thinking of adding a store to AirPlaySpeakers.com where you can purchase AirPlay enabled speakers, devices and more and wanted to get our users feedback on the idea.

To start, the store will showcase all the available products and provide links to where you can purchase them from, like Amazon and Apple and much like we do now, but all in one place. Down the road we would like to sell directly to you.

What would you like (or not … read more >>

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