Each iPhone and Android have music and video casting know-how — respectively, AirPlay 2 and Google Forged. Every know-how does roughly the identical job, taking a streaming media file out of your cellphone and casting it to a different system, like a TV. Video, audio, photographs, and display mirroring are supported on each, so that you may suppose they’re comparable. Casting content material is completed in one in all two methods, and that is the place they begin to differ. AirPlay 2 largely streams to your iPhone first, then pushes the content material to whichever system you need through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Google Forged begins the stream off, then arms it off to the host system to drag the content material from the web. Meaning Google Forged wants an web connection, whereas AirPlay can work with out one.

AirPlay 2 has two options that Android gadgets haven’t got. The primary is streaming lossless audio high quality, because of Apple Music’s improve to lossless. The opposite is that a number of listeners in the identical area can add tracks to a musical queue, making it extra of a collaborative effort than Google Forged, which takes over the audio stream if one other system connects.