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New Feature for WiiM Pro & Pro Plus: AirPlay Cast

New Feature

Today for WiiM Pro and WiiM Pro Plus users, we released firmware version 4.8.525956 that allows users to Airplay Cast to AirPlay 2-enabled devices.

What is AirPlay Casting?

AirPlay Casting revolutionizes how you stream audio by transforming your WiiM Pro into a powerful Wi-Fi audio transmitter. This feature allows you to seamlessly cast audio to a wide array of AirPlay 2-enabled devices, including speakers, soundbars, and AV receivers such as HomePod, Sonos, and other AirPlay 2-compatible devices.

Previously, your WiiM Pro acted as an AirPlay 2 receiver; now with AirPlay 2 Casting, your WiiM device is a transmitter, similar to your iPhone, Mac PC, or Apple TV.

This capability is especially beneficial when you wish to transmit audio from sources like a record player, a non-Apple TV, or a PC to your existing AirPlay 2 device via a Wi-Fi network. With AirPlay 2 Casting, you can enjoy the flexibility and convenience of wireless audio streaming, enhancing your overall audio experience.

Quick Step-by-Step Guide

To help you get started with the AirPlay 2 Casting feature, follow this step-by-step guide:

  1. Network Connection: Ensure your WiiM Pro, mobile device, and all AirPlay 2 compatible devices are connected to the same network.

  2. Launch WiiM Home App: Open the WiiM Home App on your device and tap the 'Device' tab.

  3. Access Device Settings: Select your WiiM device, then tap the Gear Setting icon to access the device-specific configurations.

  4. Navigate to Audio Output: Proceed to 'Audio Output' to manage the output of your WiiM Pro.

  5. Select AirPlay Receiver: Choose the 'AirPlay Receiver' option and tap the 'Connect' button to select the device you wish to cast to.

how to select AirPlay Receiver
Audio Output to AirPlay Reciever

6. Choose Your Device: A list of available AirPlay 2-enabled devices will appear. If your desired speaker isn't listed, tap the 'Refresh' icon to update your device list.

cast audio to speaker device
Select the device you'd like to cast audio to

7. Select Your Receiver: Choose the AirPlay 2 receiver from the list. You have the option to select multiple devices if you wish.

8. Play Your Audio: Select your preferred audio and hit 'Play'.

As shown in the following screenshot, you can launch this from the "Now Playing" UI.

launch AirPlay 2 Receiver from the "Now Playing" screen
You can also also a launch it from the "Now Playing" screen

Enjoy the seamless audio streaming experience offered by AirPlay 2 Casting with your WiiM Pro and WiiM Pro Plus device!


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