Naim Audio, a world renowned British hi-fi manufacturer, is today introducing support for Apple AirPlay® 2 to its trio of award-winning high performance wireless all-in-one Uniti audio players: the Atom, Star and Nova models. Apple AirPlay® 2 enables advanced multi-room functionality and Siri® voice control.
This update follows Apple AirPlay® 2 support for the company’s award-winning Mu-so range of wireless music systems, including the Mu-so 2nd Generation, Mu-so (1st generation), Mu-so Special Edition and Mu-so Qb. Once the update becomes available, the Naim app will prompt Uniti customers to perform an over-the-air update.
Uniti Star and Nova: DAB/FM capabilities introduced
Alongside its internet radio capabilities, the Uniti Star and Uniti Nova models are also receiving an optional DAB/FM module upgrade. Existing Uniti Star and Nova owners can have their players fitted retrospectively with the module through a retailer, while new customers can choose to have the module built-in during the ordering process. This upgrade is available now, with Star and Nova owners able to access and enjoy a broad range of DAB and FM broadcasts where supported.
Drawing on 45 years of expertise and heritage in audio engineering, cutting-edge industrial design and class-leading streaming technology, the Uniti series set the benchmark for high fidelity all-in-one and multi-room listening – just add speakers. The Uniti family consists of the reference audiophile Uniti Nova, the multi-functional CD-operating Uniti Star and the compact yet powerful Uniti Atom all-in-one player with the reference Uniti Core music server completing the range.
Pictured: Naim Uniti Nova playing DAB radio
Apple AirPlay® 2 multi-room functionality and Siri® voice control
Support for Apple’s wireless proprietary technology allows the streaming of music – including Apple Music®, Spotify, Tidal, YouTube, internet radio and podcasts – from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® Touch, Mac computer and Apple TV® to a compatible Naim device.
Through the Home app, Control Center or using Siri® voice command on an Apple device, Uniti owners can easily access, play and control their music anywhere in the home. Apple AirPlay® 2’s multi-room capabilities allow music to be played in different rooms around the house. Ask Siri® to play your favourite music or playlist in-sync on all Naim systems in every room, or just on a Uniti Atom, Star or Nova in the living room, or why not stream different songs in different rooms? Play a movie or box set on Apple TV® and you can beam the audio to your Uniti system for a more immersive sound.
Apple AirPlay® 2 also features enhanced buffering to improve the audio streaming performances.
Apple AirPlay® 2 system requirements: iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch®, Apple TV® Mac computer and Home Pod® must have iOS software version 11.4 or newer.
DAB/FM module upgrade for the Uniti Star and Uniti Nova is available at a SRP of £150 (inc. VAT) / $199
Uniti Atom is available now, priced £2,249 / $2,995 (inc. VAT)
Uniti Star is available now, priced £3,499 / $5,595 (inc. VAT)
Uniti Nova is available now, priced £4,199 / $6,995 (inc. VAT)
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Naim Uniti Nova with DAB
Naim Uniti Star with DAB
Naim Uniti Nova with FM
Naim Uniti Star with FM