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How to use AirPort Express for AirPlay 2 with existing router

As we reported earlier this afternoon, Apple today pushed an update for its discontinued AirPort Express. Within the update, it included support for AirPlay 2, which lets you create multi-room audio system.

AirPort Express is a router first, but what many people do not know the device purely to add AirPlay capabilities to an existing speaker. In this situation, the AirPort Express join your existing Wi-Fi network as opposed to creating a new network or extending your current network using the AirPort Express.

Follow along to learn how ….

How to use AirPort Express for AirPlay 2 with existing router

  1. Plug the AirPort Express into the wall and wait until it boots up.
  2. Go into your Wi-Fi settings on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac and join the new AirPort network.
  3. Click on the Other Options button.
  4. Select "Add to an existing network."
  5. Choose your existing Wi-Fi network name from the list. Enter the password.

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