Apple releases tvOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2 and watchOS 4.3.1

30 May, 2018, 08:08 | Author: Patty Hardy
  • White Home Pod speaker on a black shelf

IOS 11.4 also brings Messages in iCloud to the operating system, a feature that's been in the works since iOS 11 was first introduced a year ago.

AirPlay 2 multi-room will be operated via the iOS Control Centre.

When you delete messages and conversations, they are instantly removed from all your devices. First and foremost, iOS 11.4 adds "Messages on iCloud", which Apple first announced late past year. You can also use one iPhone to order the Kitchen HomePod to play a different song than the Living Room HomePod, though that doesn't seem like it would be a frequent need in most homes.

Of course, AirPlay 2 also gives an update to Apple's own HomePod speaker. iOS 11.4 adds stereo support, allowing users to use pairs of HomePod devices for multi-channel audio playback.

With AirPlay 2 you'll be able to add supported speakers to the Home app to use alongside HomePod.

AirPlay 2-ready devices now include the Apple TV set-top box and Apple's HomePod speaker, but third-party speaker makers are expected to update their own devices to support AirPlay 2.

Italy plunges into political crisis after government talks collapse
Italian Premier-designate Giuseppe Conte (C) is approached by journalists as he leaves his home, in Rome, May 24, 2018. Mattarella, as head of state, has the power to approve cabinet ministers. "Time for more elections and bigger votes".

Music can originate from either an iOS device or from the Wi-Ficonnected HomePods themselves.

TvOS 11.4 and watchOS 4.3.1 don't contain almost as many exciting new features as iOS 11.4, but if you like playing music from your Apple TV you should definitely grab the update ASAP.

If a user deletes a message on one device, that message will be wiped from all devices instantly. You can download watchOS 4.3.1 by going into the Watch app on your iPhone and then selecting General Software Update. That frees up storage space for other things like music, photos, and more.

iOS 11.4 arrives today, and with it, a bunch of welcome upgrades. That now changes with iOS 11.4.

To turn on Messages in iCloud, enable Messages in iCloud settings (Settings [your name] iCloud).

For the Mac, go to Preferences within the Messages app and click the checkbox next to Enable Messages in iCloud.

Recommended:



Popular

I felt like 'Superhero' with catsuit, Serena says after victory
Williams, who gave birth to her first child back in September, is taking on No. 70 Kristyna Pliskova . The 23-time grand slam victor revealed the outfit was as much about functionality as style.

New video game called "Active Shooter"
An online petition to stop the release of the game had gathered more than 100,000 signatures as of Tuesday (May 29) afternoon. On May 23, Acid posted a "clarification" saying they had received accusations and criticism since the game was announced.

Two killed in Belgium shooting
He said the man attacked the two officers from behind with a knife, took one of their guns and shot them both dead. Images on social media showed people fleeing from the scene and police converging on the coffee shop.

India Will Buy Iranian Crude Despite US Sanctions
Washington has also tightened sanctions against Venezuela over the controversial re-election of President Nicolas Maduro. India has other interests in Iran, in particular a commitment to build the port of Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman.

Pret-A-Manger workers to receive $1,300 bonuses after sale
While the companies did not disclose terms of the deal, Reuters reported the acquisition values Pret at more than $2 billion. In January, JAB's Keurig Green Mountain Inc. agreed to take control of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. for $18.7 billion.

Top North Korean official to visit NY for summit meeting
Trump appeared to take credit for the recent developments, callingKim Yong Chol's visit, "a solid response to my letter". It earlier reported that he was heading straight to Washington , but later said he changed his flight to NY .

Liberal government to buy Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B
The transaction on which the federal government and Kinder Morgan agreed upon on Tuesday is expected to close in August 2018. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emphasized those differences in his first public comment since his government's announcement.

Florida, Mississippi, Alabama declare emergencies
Phil Bryant said on Twitter that he has signed an emergency proclamation to make the National Guard and other resources available. A tornado "or two" may occur over the Florida Keys and parts of southwestern Florida later Saturday afternoon or evening.

Klopp hypothesises about Coutinho still being at Liverpool
Madrid's all-time top scorer then gave an optimistic speech on the pitch, saying: "I feel proud to play at the biggest club in the world".

Fulham facing decisions over crucial loanees ahead of Premier League return
But 57-year-old Bruce said: "The feeling is utter disappointment for everybody". "We score a goal and today we get a red card". Southampton full-back Matt Targett has been an ever-present in the Fulham side since joining on loan in January.