Benefits of AirPlay
AirPlay Direct uses lossless technology. An AirPlay stream is capable of supporting a 44.1kHz sampling rate – the same quality as the Apple Lossless Audio Codec. This means that AirPlay is capable of playing CD-quality music on your AirPlay speakers or device, as well as compressed material.
AirPlay can play over much greater distances than Bluetooth. Instead of the 10-20 meter range of Bluetooth, AirPlay is limited only by the reach of the Wi-Fi network over which it connects.
AirPlay offers direct communication between the iOS device and the AirPlay speaker, including volume control. When using AirPlay you can control the volume of each AirPlay speaker.
Audio streams carry track information, including artist and song title, which the receiver can show on its graphical display.
AirPlay works in the background, so you have full use of your Apple device for other things, like checking e-mail, updating your Facebook status – even playing ‘Angry Birds’.
Once you’ve enabled AirPlay on each of your devices, the system works without any complicated configuration.