You've got to hand it to Apple. Even though the company hasn't updated itssince 2012, and even though it earlier this year, Apple isn't just letting its Wi-Fi router become a doorstop. Today, Apple imbued the AirPort with a brand-new power, one that could keep it in rotation for years to come.
As 9to5Mac and MacRumors report, a new firmware update adds to the venerable Wi-Fi router, effectively allowing you to add an additional wireless speaker capable of multiroom audio to your house, just by downloading the update and plugging a wired speaker into the AirPort Express's AUX jack, and then beaming sound from your Apple laptop, tablet or phone.
Mind you, the AirPort Express was... but I bet many readers don't know that. Plus, the original AirPlay didn't support Sonos-esque beaming of audio to multiple speakers at the same time. I don't know if I'd have hooked up an AirPort Express as my one-and-only AirPlay speaker, but it's way easier to justify as part of a complete home setup.
Speaking of Sonos, you can add AirPlay 2 to some of Sonos' recent speakers:.