A big shout out to our friends at Roon for the improvements in Airplay. I have 5 of the Bose Soundtouch radios around the house, used mainly for background music. Prior to 1.3 Airplay was almost non-functional with them. It would take up to 2-3 minutes to link to the Roon server and sometimes would require a reboot of the Bose to get Airplay to work at all. With 1.3, the link is almost instantaneous and is completely reliable. This makes using the Bose radios a pleasure for enjoying my music around the house.
Thanks again, friends. Go glad I decided to become a lifer!