First Alert’s new smoke/carbon monoxide detector doubles as an AirPlay 2 speaker

First Alert’s latest HomeKit-compatible OneLine Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide detector will be upgraded with AirPlay 2 support upon availability, allowing users to enjoy multi-room audio and manage music playback through the Home app.

First Alert already has a few HomeKit compatible products on the market.

Their new device works with Apple’s HomeKit framework, allowing you to get notifications and trigger scenes which are based on the air quality in your home.

The accessory includes a built-in speaker that First Alert says delivers omni-directional audio with “crisp vocals and powerful bass.”

It also supports multiple voice assistants via its integrated noice-cancelling microphones, letting you ask Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri or Google’s Assistant different queries even when you’re speaking over the sound of music.

Though obviously they cannot build Siri directly into the device itself, Apple users still get a neat feature in the form of upcoming AirPlay 2 compatibility.

As you know, AirPlay 2 is currently unavailable. Once Apple releases it, First Alert says, the new protocol will be added to the OneLine Safe & Sound line so users could control multi-room audio through the stock Home app on their iOS devices.

The new in-ceiling accessory from First Alert should be available in April, priced at $249.

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