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macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Update With AirPlay 2 Multi-Room Audio Support for iTunes Now Available for Download

macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Update With AirPlay 2 Multi-Room Audio Support for iTunes Now Available for Download

Apple on Monday released macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, the sixth major update to the operating system since its original release.

The update can be downloaded directly form the Mac App Store, or via the “Update” tab in the Mac App Store on Macs already running an earlier version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 is focused mainly on bug fixes and security improvements, but the update’s release notes do indicate the update brings AirPlay 2 multi-room support for iTunes.

Release Notes:

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 update adds AirPlay 2 multi-room audio support for iTunes and improves the stability and security of your Mac. This update is recommended for all users. 

AirPlay 2 for iTunes 

  • Control your home audio system and AirPlay 2-enabled speakers throughout your house 
  • Play music at the same time on multiple AirPlay 2-enabled speakers in your house, all in sync 

Other improvements and fixes 

  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Photos from recognizing AVCHD media from some cameras 
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail users from moving a message from Gmail to another account

Today’s macOS High Sierra update could be one of the last updates we’ll see for the nearly 1-year-old operating system, as it’s replacement, the upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14 is currently in beta testing by both developers and public testers, preparing for a fall release to the general public.

In related news, an update to iTunes is also available. iTunes 12.8 adds support for AirPlay 2 multi-room audio, and HomePods stereo pairs. The update is available through the “Update” tab, in the Mac App Store.

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