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Does it support AirPlay 2?

  • 24 March 2020
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Hello,

I’m part of iOS beta and I would like to know whether the app was updated to support QirPlay 2 features? 
When I connect to my AirPlay 2 speaker (only have one so far but updates are coming for the others) I don’t feel any benefits. My understanding was that AirPaly 2 would support long form audio meaning that the song will be loaded in a queue within the speaker’s memory instead of short streaming from the phone. 

Can you confirm if it supports AirPlay 2 new features? If not when will it be added?

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Best answer by Kevin Deezer 25 March 2020, 18:51

hello @jeremybonan, AirPlay 2 new features have not yet been added to the iOS beta, we will let you know once that’s the case, I do not have an exact date to give you yet :slight_smile:

Cheers!

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hello @jeremybonan, AirPlay 2 new features have not yet been added to the iOS beta, we will let you know once that’s the case, I do not have an exact date to give you yet :slight_smile:

Cheers!

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Hello @Kevin Deezer ,

Thanks for your reply.

Seriously, now that you have started to curate more the music available for each artist (you can do even better), the only things missing to make Deezer perfect is complete AirPlay 2 support and a HiFi option for the family plan. If you manage to be on time for Devialet’s upcoming AirPlay 2 speakers updates you’ll be blessed.

In a previous update on iOS it read that you had implemented AAC (v. 8.4.0 “Test playing M4A files [playback]”), do you intend to change the music codec from MP3 to AAC?

Thanks

 

Jeremy

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hello @jeremybonan, AirPlay 2 new features have not yet been added to the iOS beta, we will let you know once that’s the case, I do not have an exact date to give you yet :slight_smile:

Cheers!

Hello @Kevin Deezer Do you have any update on this?

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Hello @Kevin Deezer Trying my luck on this. Best.

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Hi @jeremybonan,

AirPlay 2 is already partially supported by Deezer iOS app:

  • the multi-room functionality is fully supported
  • the enhanced buffering is not supported for now, we may consider to work on it in the future
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Hello @GuillaumeDZ ,

thanks we’ve already been answered that previously. 
Considering it’s been out since iOS 11 (iOS 11.4) and more and more speakers are compatible, it’s high time you introduce it. I would dramatically improve Deezer user experience.

could you share a release date/period?

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Just to add my 2 cents here: Enhanced Buffering is *the* major improvement of AirPlay 2: No major delay, no stuttering.

It’s really a shame, that it’s not working with Deezer.

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Hello everyone, @Kevin Deezer @GuillaumeDZ ,

Hope everyone is well.

Deezer support (France) told me (along a question on the new Deezer Family Hifi Offer) that full AirPlay 2 support was delayed due to ongoing negotiation (licensing?) with Apple. Do you confirm?

Any ETA on enhanced buffering? (Will be a must have feature with HiFi streaming coming on.

Best,

Jeremy

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