Apple Device Compatibility
iHome iW2 AirPlay Wireless
Speaker: The iHome iW2 is a wireless audio system with built-in
AirPlay & SRS audio technology. AirPlay is a built-in feature to Apple
devices that lets you stream audio wirelessly from your iPad, iPhone, iPod
touch, and iTunes through your existing WiFi network. Using AirPlay, the iW2 lets you play your
iTunes or Apple device's music in any room of your home or office wirelessly,
via your WiFi network. The iW2 provides high-quality sound thanks to SRS WOW HD
& TruBass technology. The iHome iW2 operates on AC power only. The iHome iW2 Airplay
wireless audio system is the perfect solution for iTunes,
iPad, iPhone, & iPod users. With the iHome iW2 you can:
- Stream music directly from iTunes on your Mac or PC using your home
Stream your favorite music from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod
touch from your iPod library or popular music apps like Pandora &
iHeartRadio (available on the App Store).
- Dock, charge, & play audio with your iPhone or iPod using the included
USB/iPod sync cable.
- Download & enjoy iHome apps available on the iTunes App
Store - iHome Sleep (music alarm clock app), iHome Radio (Internet Radio
music app), iHome Connect (network setup app for iHome AirPlay).
- Add Multiple iW2 speakers to enjoy multi-room audio anywhere in the home
(streaming to multiple speakers simultaneously requires iTunes as the
Reson8 Speaker Chambers:
The iHome iW2 AirPlay Wireless Speaker employs specially designed sealed speaker
enclosures that deliver clarity, depth, and power to your digital music.
SRS TruBass DSP: The iW2 features SRS TruBass digital sound processing
to enhance the audio performance and ensure proper bass response when listening
to your music.
SRS WOW HD: SRS WOW HD
improves the playback quality of audio, delivering a dynamic 3D entertainment
experience with deep, rich bass, and high frequency clarity for crisp detail.
Adjustable EQ: Bass & Treble controls let you customize the iW2
AirPlay Wireless Technology: Using AirPlay wireless audio streaming
technology, the iW2 streams music from your iTunes, iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad anywhere you have
a WiFi network
in your home. Apple's AirPlay technology allows music, downloaded to iTunes, to
be streamed wirelessly from your Mac or PC to the iHome iW2. You can even bypass
your computer entirely, and stream high-quality audio directly from your Apple
iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad (all without the need to dock the device). The iW2 &
your Apple device must be connected to the same wireless network via WiFi
- iTunes Streaming: AirPlay technology gives you wireless
remote access to your entire iTunes 10 music collection and Internet radio
(such as Pandora & iHeartRadio)
with full navigation & playback control from your computer (Mac/PC) or
iPod touch/iPhone (iOS 4.2 or later), via Apple's free Remote app. To use
the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.1
or later) connected to the same wireless (WiFi) network.
- Apple Device Streaming: AirPlay also lets you
wirelessly stream music and music apps stored on your iPod touch, iPhone, or
iPad to the iHome iW2. So there's no need to dock your Apple device, unless
you want to charge it. The iW2 must be connected to a WiFi network with
access your iPad (1/2/3), iPhone
(3GS/4/4S/5), or iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th/5th gen) & running iOS 4.2 or later.
Note: For AirPlay, the iW2 must be connected to WiFi network with
access to a Mac or PC running iTunes 10.1 or later; or an iPad, iPhone
(3GS/4/4S/5), or iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th/5th gen) running iOS 4.2 or later.
WiFi Certified: AirPlay works wherever there is a Wi-Fi network. The
iHome iW2 is WiFi Certified for 802.11b & 802.11g WiFi networks. The "WiFi
CERTIFIED" logo is an assurance that the WiFi Alliance has tested this product
in numerous configurations & with a diverse sampling of other devices to ensure
compatibility with other WiFi Certified equipment that operates in the same
Note: The iW2 may take between 30-120 seconds to connect
with your home network. The iW2 supports the following WiFi security types - WPA
Personal (-PSK) & WPA2 Personal (-PSK).
Ethernet Port: In addition to being WiFi certified, the iHome iW2 also
features a Ethernet (RJ-45) port for a hardwired network connection (Ethernet
cable sold separately).
iHome+Apps Technology: The iW2 AirPlay wireless audio system
is compatible with the following iHome+Apps, available for free from the Apple
iTunes App Store. Simply download these apps for free from the Apple iTunes App
Store to your compatible iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th/5th gen), iPhone (3GS/4/4S/5), or
- iHome Connect App: The iHome iW2 supports simple network setup &
custom device naming using the iHome Connect app (a free app available on the
iTunes App Store) for iPad, iPhone, & iPod touch. Simply launch the app & dock
your Apple device to the iW2 (with the included USB docking cable) & follow simple on-screen menus to
configure WiFi. You'll be able to enjoy AirPlay in just a few short minutes.
- iHome+Sleep App: The iHome+Sleep app is a free sleep lifestyle app
(from iTunes App Store) for the iPad, iPhone, & iPod Touch. In addition to a
full screen clock (with weather, iPod controls, & photo backgrounds) the app
features custom alarms, wake & sleep music profiles, sleep stats, social
update, plus reminders.
- iHome+Radio App: The iHome+Radio app is a free Internet Radio app
(from iTunes Store) for the iPad, iPhone, & iPod Touch. The iHome+Radio app
connects you to over 30,000 internet music, talk, sports, & news stations
from around the world. With multitasking background audio support, you can
listen to Internet Radio while surfing the web, playing games, & more.
Note: iHome+Sleep, iHome+Radio, & iHome Connect apps only work
with iPad, iPhone (3GS/4/4S/5), iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th/5th gen), and
requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Multi-Room Audio: You can add multiple iW2 speakers
throughout your home & with AirPlay enjoy the same music from any or all of your
speakers, simultaneously. Streaming to multiple iW2 speakers simultaneously
requires iTunes as the source.
USB Docking: The iHome iW2 also supports audio playback via
its rear-panel USB (type-A) port by using the included USB/dock sync cable or
the USB/dock cable that comes with your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The iW3 will even
charge your USB/dock connected iPod or iPhone (with the iW3 turned on). The unit
will not charge the iPad. The USB docking connector works with the iPod classic
(80/120/160GB), iPod nano (2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th gen), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th
gen), iPhone (2G/3G/3G/4/4S/5), & iPad. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen),
iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with
your Apple device to connect to the unit. The USB connector is not compatible
with other USB (MSC/MTP) devices.
Firmware Updates: It may be necessary to update the firmware
of your iW2 speaker to ensure the latest compatibility and optimal
functionality. You can download the latest firmware updates from
the iHome Support Site to a USB thumbdrive & connect to the USB port on the back
of the iW2. Register for an iHome account to receive emails about FW
Auxiliary Input: The iW2 is fitted with a rear-panel 3.5mm Aux input for
connection of an external portable audio device, other than your Apple device.
Playback Control: The iHome iW2 offers control of your streaming
music. The iW2 supports play/pause, next track, previous track, & volume control
of iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, & iTunes music playback from the speaker control
panel & from the included IR remote.
- Push-Button Controls: The iHome iW2's top-panel,
push-button controls allow you to operate
the system & your music playback. The top-panel, push-button controls control offer power, mode, volume, & music
controls. Controls will be lit according to the status of the iW2 speaker &
the selected mode.
- Remote Control: The included IR remote control provides
wireless operation over the AirPlay speaker system & your music.
Apple Free Remote App: Use Apple's free Remote app to wirelessly control your iTunes
music from your iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th/5th gen), iPhone (3GS/4/4S/5), & iPad. Simply download the Remote application for free at the iTunes App Store.
Then you can browse music, control volume, & choose any iW2 speaker which is
connected for playback.
Note: The Remote App requires an iPad, iPhone (3GS/4/4S/5), or
iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th/5tH gen) running iOS 4.2 or later, connected to the same
network as the iW2.
AC Power: The iHome iW2 operates on AC power. The iW2
includes a universal 100-240V external AC power adapter with an attached 6' DC
AC Power Adapter: for operation & charging of the system.
- Input: 100-240V~50-60Hz,
- Output: 12V-3.0A
Apple Device Compatibility
iPod, iPhone & iPad Compatibility Chart: The iHome iW2 is
"Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" compatible & supports the following iPod, iPhone, &
iPad model features (as of 10/30/2012):
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || AirPlay || iHome Apps || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Unit || Apple Device || Song/Artist Text || Track Info |
| video || 5th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || classic || classic || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || classic || classic || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || classic || classic || Y |
| nano || 1st || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || nano || nano || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || N || N || Y || N
|| Y || Y || nano || nano || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || nano || nano || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || nano || nano || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || nano || nano || Y |
| 7th || 1.01 PC || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || nano || nano || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || touch || touch || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || touch || touch || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || touch || touch || Y |
| 4th || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || touch || touch || Y |
| 5th || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || touch || touch || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || iPhone || iPhone || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || iPhone || iPhone || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || iPhone || iPhone || Y |
| 4 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || iPhone || iPhone || Y |
| 4S || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || iPhone || iPhone || Y |
| 5 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || iPhone || iPhone || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || iPad || iPad || N |
| 2 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || iPad || iPad || N |
| 3 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || iPad || iPad || N |
| 4 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || iPad || iPad || N |
| iPad mini || 1 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || iPad || iPad || N |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is