How to play anything on your HomePod, including vinyl records, with Airfoil and a Mac

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Apple’s HomePod may be limited in connectivity, but thanks to its support for the legacy AirPlay standard, it’s possible to connect basically anything you want to it over Wi-Fi. One of the best ways to do this is with the Airfoil app, available from longtime Mac developer Rogue Amoeba.
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NASA to release Voyager Golden Record as a vinyl box set

Speaking as a space-loving child of the '70s and a music fan, it was hard to contain my excitement when NASA took to Kickstarter to fund a pressing of the space agency's Voyager Golden Records. Sent into space in 1977, the Golden Record contained sou…
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Sainsbury’s bets on the vinyl revival with its own record label

Helped by big-name retailers HMV, Tesco and Sainsbury's, vinyl records have seen a big revival in the UK. Based on Official Charts Company data, over 3.2 million vinyls were purchased last year alone, reaching heights not seen since 1991. It's a tren…
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UMG’s vinyl recommendation and delivery service launches in the US

The Sound of Vinyl, a record store and delivery service created by Universal Music Group, is now available in the US. The service, which has been available in the UK and Australia for a couple years, features over 20,000 titles from every major label as well as indies.

As part of its US launch, the Sound of Vinyl is debuting a pretty ingenious discovery and delivery service that will give incumbent online record stores like Discogs a run for their money.

The setup is pretty simple: when you give Sound of Vinyl your mobile number, it will text you with a “taste profile” quiz to determine what kind of records you enjoy. Once completed, the service will send you daily texts with album recommendations, complete with artwork and pricing….

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