HomePod release

So now HomePod is a reality, shipping on the 9th of February. I presume Roon will work with it using AirPlay. Is that a fair assumption?

I’m assuming the same thing, given that HomePod is very much an AirPlay device (and the flagship device for AirPlay 2, which from what I’ve read is a decided improvement on streaming quality and robustness, in addition to multi-speaker support).

From what I gathered, AirPlay 2 will not be available at launch but ‘later in the year’.

Yeah, AirPlay 2 is coming later in the year. Meantime the HomePod should work as a current-version AirPlay device, as far as I know…