Naim brings AirPlay 2 to ND-555 flagship streamer and more

Posted on 5th November, 2019

Naim brings AirPlay 2 to ND-555 flagship streamer and more

Naim Audio is adding Apple AirPlay 2 to its ND 555, NDX 2 and ND5 XS 2 network streamers via a free over-the-air update. 

The addition of Apple AirPlay 2 to the Naim streamers hands them multi-room skills as well as Siri voice control. Furthermore, this means that they come in line with the Mu-so and Uniti ranges.

Naim ND-555 AirPlay 2

The latest products to include the update include the Naim Audio ND 555 (£19,998), Naim's reference network streamer, the NDX 2 (£4,999) and ND5 XS 2 (£2,299) which is Naim's entry-level player.

Apple's AirPlay 2 allows music to be streamed from any Apple device to a compatible Naim device. Audio can be sourced from Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, YouTube, internet radio and podcasts, and controlled via Apple's Home app, Control Center or Siri voice commands.

Additionally, AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room playback for owners of multiple streaming products that support the Apple standard, including 10 different Naim systems. 

Naim Audio Apple AirPlay 2

Once the update becomes available, the Naim app will prompt you to perform an over-the-air update. 

As well as AirPlay 2 Naim's range of streamers offers a raft of connectivity options including support for Spotify Connect, Tidal, Bluetooth, Chromecast, Internet radio, UPnP streaming, while also being Roon Ready.

Naim Audio products supporting Apple AirPlay 2

  • Mu-so series: Mu-so 1st Generation, Mu-so Qb 1st Generation, Mu-so 2nd Generation, Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation
  • Uniti series: Uniti Atom, Uniti Star, Uniti Nova
  • 500 Series: ND 555
  • Classic Series: NDX 2
  • XS Series: ND5 XS 2

For more information, go to Naim Audio.


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