"Firmware update 7.8 adds AirPlay 2 support to 802.11n AirPort Express base stations." https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1975?locale=en_US I almost gave mine away, but luckily, it is still in my sun room. I plan to test it when I get home, but this will be very nice for my needs if it means it can be controlled by the HomePod. Edit: I tested this and I could not get it to play just by telling HomePod to send audio to it. It doesn’t show up in Homekit. However, it does show up as an AirPlay 2 speaker in iOS, so it can be part of multiroom audio using iOS.