How do I distribute AirPlay audio via Beolink Multiroom?

Once enabled, you can Airplay to the Connected Audio speaker and then join with a touch on the speaker or by using a remote control, or you can use the Bang & Olufsen app to expand the music to other rooms.

When enabling AirPlay distribution, please note that there are the following differences in behaviour between the two generations:

 

Connected Audio speakers launched after 2020:

(Beosound Balance / Level / Emerge & Beolab 28):

  1. Open the Bang & Olufsen app
  2. Tap the settings icon in the upper-right corner
  3. Tap "Products"
  4. Select the product you wish to distribute AirPlay from
  5. Tap "BeoLink"
  6. Ensure that both Beolink and AirPlay are enabled
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On Connected Audio speakers launched after 2020, AirPlay distribution via Beolink Multiroom works with both video- and audio apps.

If you have multiple Bang & Olufsen products, and you wish to enable AirPlay distribution from all of them, you need to enable the feature in each one of them individually.

 

Connected Audio speakers launched before 2020:

  1. Open the Bang & Olufsen app
  2. Tap the settings icon in the upper-right corner
  3. Tap "Products"
  4. Select the product you wish distribute AirPlay from
  5. Tap "Configure"
  6. Tap "Settings"
  7. Tap "Beolink"
  8. Tap "Sound synchronisation" and then "Enable Multiroom for AirPlay"
  9. Tap the "Change" button to save the setting
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On Connected Audio speakers launched before 2020, AirPlay multiroom distribution via Beolink introduces a delay in the sound.

This is not perceived if your source is an audio app. However, if it is a video app (e.g. YouTube), you will notice a lip-sync delay, which means that the video image and the sound are not completely in sync.

Therefore, we recommend only enabling the AirPlay multiroom distribution if you use it with sound sources. This is also why it is not enabled by default.
If you have multiple Bang & Olufsen products, and you wish to enable AirPlay distribution from all of them, you need to enable the feature in each one of them individually. 

 


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