Tivoli has announced updated versions of its Model One Digital and Music System Home speakers, with the company taking the retro-inspired designs and adding Chromecast and AirPlay 2 support. This will make the previously standalone speakers easier to integrate into your home audio system.
Both the Model One Digital Gen 2 and Music System Home Gen 2 look virtually identical from the outside and feature the same mix of integrated AM/FM radio (befitting their old-school wood cabinet designs) side by side with Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-based digital streaming. The difference is mainly in how those digital streaming options are offered: the new models use industry-standard methods of AirPlay 2 and Chromecast streaming. There are also previously offered options, like Spotify Connect, a direct Bluetooth connection, or a good old-fashioned aux cord.
The addition of AirPlay 2 and Chromecast support means the new Tivoli speakers can work with a much wider range of music sources, like Tidal, YouTube Music, and Pandora. Effectively, if your phone can play it, you can stream it to one of these speakers now.