If you own specific Yamaha speakers, you’re in luck as the audio company is updating a bunch of them with support for Apple’s AirPlay 2 wireless connection standard, along with Google Home integration and Spotify Connect.
Not every Yamaha speaker is getting the update, but there are a fair number of them that are.
According to 9to5Mac, the speakers that are getting the features are:
- MusicCast 20 and MusicCast 50 wireless speakers
- MusicCast BAR 400 sound bar
- RX-A 80 Series AV receivers
- RX-V 85 Series AV receivers
- RX-S602 slimline AV receiver
- ATS-4080 sound bar
- TSR-7850 AV receiver
- CX-A5200 AV preamp/processor
- XDA-QS5400 MusicCast Multi-Room Streaming Amplifier
- MusicCast VINYL 500 turntable
Notably, the ATS-4080 soundbar and the TSR-7850 AV receiver aren’t available in Canada.
Yamaha does have a specific date for the Google update, which is on April 16th. It hits all MusicCast speakers that have been on store shelves since 2015. There’s no set a date for the other updates, except for late April.
The MusicCast Vinyl 500 turntable won’t get any of the updates until late 2019.