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Airplay not Bluetooth

MHSc
Community Member

I have Apple Airplay as preferred music app on Google Home, but want the added control of my iPhone to choose what I play. I have set it up to play over Bluetooth but I think this is pretty lossy. Is it possible to either (1) use the iPhone as a controller with Apple Airplay music arriving to the speaker via wifi, or (2) to play from iPhone to Google home using the wifi router that both devices are connected to?

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Ashepherdson
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Airplay is not a music app, its a service that is only for apple devices... 

Apple MUSIC is the music app, and you can set it as your preferred service on your google home. 

https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT211908#:~:text=On%20your%20iPhone%2C%20iPad%2C%20or,icon%20next%20....

 

Not entirely … or it’s raised more questions; in particular about what happens in the differently sampled codecs that are about send over Bluetooth, before they are played as music by Google home?

Ashepherdson
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Think there may be confusion here.. bottom line audio sent through Bluetooth from an iPhone is not lossless, as per apple themselves

 https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212183

You can listen via Apple music through wifi which should give you better sound quality.  

Muddi
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey MHSc,

 

I hope we were able to answer your question with the info provided by @Ashepherdson. If you have additional questions, feel free to respond to this thread and we'd be happy to further assist you.

 

Cheers,

Muddi

Juni
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

Buzzing in — do you still need our help? Don't hesitate to reach back if you do otherwise, we will be locking this thread after 24 hours. 
 

Thanks,

Juni

Dan_A
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

@Ashepherdson, thanks for the help.

@MHSc, I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help. Have you had the chance to try the suggestion above? If yes, how is it?

 

Keep me posted.

 

Best,

Dan