Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 With AirPlay 2 Multi-Room Audio Support for iTunes

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Following weeks of beta seeds, Apple has finally released the next update to its desktop operating system.

On Monday, Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 to the public. This follows the public launch of iOS 11.4.1 earlier in the day, along with the public release of watchOS 4.3.2 and tvOS 11.4.1. Like those other software updates, macOS 10.13.6 is minor in scale, adding just a few key changes to the mix, while primarily focusing on bug fixes and behind-the-scenes performance enhancements.

To update to macOS 10.13.6, simply open the Mac App Store, click on the Updates tab, and then select Install on the appropriate software. While the update itself is smaller in scale, it may still take some time to download and install on a supported Mac. As such, make sure to carve out plenty of time before you start the procedure.

The biggest new addition within macOS 10.13.6 is the addition of AirPlay 2 support for multi-room audio support with iTunes. Here is the full changelog, as published by Apple along with the update today:

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 update adds AirPlay 2 multi-room audio support for iTunes and improves the stability and security of your Mac. This update is recommended for all users.

AirPlay 2 for iTunes

  • Control your home audio system and AirPlay 2-enabled speakers throughout your house
  • Play music at the same time on multiple AirPlay 2-enabled speakers in your house, all in sync

Other improvements and fixes

  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Photos from recognizing AVCHD media from some cameras
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail users from moving a message from Gmail to another account

macOS 10.13.6 is available to download and install right now, at the time of publication. It is more than likely that this will be the last update to the desktop operating system ahead of the public launch of macOS 10.14 Mojave, which is currently in its own beta stage ahead of its public launch, which is expected to arrive sometime in September of this year.

Are you planning on upgrading to macOS 10.13.6 as soon as possible?