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Sonos Controller for Android released; Sonos v3.4 adds AirPlay

Sonos Controller for Android released; Sonos v3.4 adds AirPlay

Sonos has released its Sonos Controller for Android app, allowing users of Android 2.1 or higher smartphones or tablets to remotely control their multi-room audio systems without paying for a separate remote. Meanwhile, the company has also added Apple AirPlay support in Sonos firmware v3.4, allowing an AirPort Express to be plugged into a Sonos device's aux-in input and stream from it around the home.

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Philips Fidelio SoundSphere hands-on

Philips Fidelio SoundSphere hands-on

As oddly-shaped speaker systems go, the Philips Fidelio SoundSphere pair should still stand out even in the most avant garde living room. In fact, unless your lounge looks like the egg room from the first Alien film, expect plenty of questions about the bulbous AirPlay-compatible set. On show at IFA 2011 today, the SoundSpheres dragged us in like a Facehugger's tail around the neck.

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Harman Unveils JBL On Air, New AirPlay Ready Speaker Dock

Harman Unveils JBL On Air, New AirPlay Ready Speaker Dock

Harman just announced this morning a new Airplay-ready speaker dock called JBL On Air. This latest addition to their JBL lineup takes full advantage of integrated Apple AirPlay technology to let you wirelessly stream music from your iTunes library on a Mac or PC as well as from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via your existing WiFi network to the JBL On Air.

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Apple’s AirPlay private key crack opens door to unofficial streaming

Apple’s AirPlay private key crack opens door to unofficial streaming

Apple's AirPlay system is supposed to be another example of the company charging manufacturers for access to its exclusive club, but some recent hacking has opened the streaming system for anybody interested. Developer James Laird reverse-engineered the private key Apple uses in the AirPort Express, and used it to cook up an emulator app called SharePort.

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Apple Considers AirPlay Licensing To Expand Video Streaming

Apple Considers AirPlay Licensing To Expand Video Streaming

Apple is considering plans to expand its video streaming beyond Apple TVs. According to Bloomberg, sources familiar with the situation, say that the company may license AirPlay for video streaming to TV makers.

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Pioneer VSX-1021 AV Receiver supports Apple AirPlay

Pioneer VSX-1021 AV Receiver supports Apple AirPlay

Pioneer has unveiled the first in a new series of AV receivers that will support Apple AirPlay. The new receiver is the VSX-1021 and it sells for a surprisingly low price of $549.99. The receiver supports 7.1-channel sound and the big feature is certainly the support for Air Play. The receiver can receive music streamed from iTunes and play it on you home theater system and it can connect too your network with integrated Ethernet support.

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Philips WiFi Multiroom HiFi, Harmony iPod/DVD HiFi and Fidelio SoundSphere AirPlay speakers debut

Philips WiFi Multiroom HiFi, Harmony iPod/DVD HiFi and Fidelio SoundSphere AirPlay speakers debut

Philips has outed a three-strong lineup of new music entertainment systems, including a multiroom audio HiFi, a component HiFi system, and an AirPlay-compatible wireless speaker system that looks like the eggs from Alien. The Philips WiFi Multiroom HiFi kicks things off, with wireless support, USB access for digital tracks on a hard-drive, and a choice of the integrated color LCD touchscreen or iOS/Android remote apps for controlling it all.

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iOS 4.3 due March 11 for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch

iOS 4.3 due March 11 for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch

Apple has officially announced iOS 4.3, which will ship pre-loaded on the iPad 2 and be available as a free download for existing iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM) and 3rd/4th-Gen iPod touch owners from Friday, March 11. The new version includes the Nitro Javascript engine from the OS X version of Safari for faster web-browsing, along with an updated version of iTunes Home Sharing that allows you to stream music from iTunes on the desktop to your iOS device.

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Apple Remote gets AirPlay video streaming support

Apple Remote gets AirPlay video streaming support

Apple has updated its free Apple Remote app for iOS devices, adding in AirPlay video support. The app [iTunes link] now allows you to choose from video media stored on your computer and control its streaming to an Apple TV. Meanwhile, there's also control over internet radio playback, along with access to rented TV shows and movies on iTunes on your desktop.

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Haxor hacks AirPlay to run on XBMC Linux rig

Haxor hacks AirPlay to run on XBMC Linux rig

We have seen plenty of hacks for AirPlay that extend the service and allow it to operate on things that Apple never really intended. Last month AirPlay was hacked to run on all iDevices for sending video. Earlier this month there was another hack that allows Macs to support AirPlay Streaming from iOS devices using AirPlayer.

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AirPlayer opens Macs to AirPlay streaming from iOS [Video]

AirPlayer opens Macs to AirPlay streaming from iOS [Video]

A new app grants AirPlay streaming media functionality to Mac computers, in effect convincing Apple's iOS devices that they are, in fact, Apple TV units. The app, AirPlayer, is the handiwork of TUAW's Erica Sadun, who reverse-engineered AirPlay and came up with a way for a software app to create and advertise a custom Bonjour AirPlay service that pretends to be an Apple TV.

Video demo after the cut

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Steve Jobs Confirms Extension of AirPlay Features in 2011 – Safari, Third Party Apps, Etcetera

Steve Jobs Confirms Extension of AirPlay Features in 2011 – Safari, Third Party Apps, Etcetera

A fine fellow by the name of anonymous recently emailed everyone's best pal Apple CEO Steve Jobs with a question about the functionality of iOS's most recent update 4.2 which features AirPlay, allowing iDevices to stream video to Apple TV. Anon's question included suggestion of a future release of AirPlay in which it would be able to work with Safari and third party apps (this functionality currently exists, but only as a hack.) You know what Steve Jobs said? He said yep - 2011.

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