Airplay vs Bluetooth, any difference?

Posted 13th Jul

Looking to buy a portable speaker and I saw one that had AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and Bluetooth.

I know you can see the airplay list from the control centre but is it any different to Bluetooth? Does it use WiFi/ does it need to be connected to WiFi in order for airplay to work?

Is it just an Apple thing or does it make an actual difference or is just convenience.
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Blurb from Google

AirPlay has the capability of playing across a much larger distance between devices than Bluetooth. ... Furthermore, AirPlay uses lossless compression, but anything streamed over Bluetooth uses lossy compression. AirPlay offers direct communication between the iOS device and the AirPlay speaker, including volume control.
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