After taking a long time Sonos speakers finally get the AirPlay support we’ve been waiting for. We will share you something you all do not know about Sonos speakers and AirPlay 2.
Today is a good day for you all, as AirPlay 2 support comes to compatible Sonos speakers via a free software update. This means that anyone with a compatible speaker can play audio from iTunes on a Mac or an iOS device whether that is from apps like Netflix or music from Apple Music itself or any other streaming services available via the App Store.
Sonos has launched support for AirPlay 2, letting users stream their way into music from any AirPlay 2 compatible iOS app to its speakers. Sonos has finally updated a few of its speakers to actually support AirPlay 2, which brings the music management and multi-room audio feature to a few more of its smart speakers, including its newest Beam soundbar.
For now, AppleAir 2 will work with any of the newer speakers that Sonos sells and that includes the newly announced Sonos Beam. Other compatible speakers add Sonos Playbase, Sonos One, and second generation Sonos Play:5. All this means that you’ll be able to use them as speakers for your desired iOS device, even when grouped together. You’ll also be able to control audio using Siri and send audio from iOS apps to your Sonos speakers directly.
Using AirPlay 2, you can instantly send sound from any AirPlay-compatible iOS app to Sonos. That means you’ll have yet another easy way to use Sonos to listen to services like Apple Music, Spotify, Audible, and dozens of others. AirPlay also lets you unlock sound from a whole selection of content apps and services. If it has an AirPlay icon, you can stream it on Sonos.
The addition of AirPlay 2 support also means that Sonos speakers will now show up in the Home app, just as HomePod would. The update also means your HomePod won’t be the only one taking instructions from Siri. It also means you’ll be able to add them to your HomeKit setup with the rest of your smart home gadgets. Still, you’ll need to send your instructions through your iOS device. That also means that they can be assigned to rooms within the home and given suitable names as well.
With all this setup, simply telling Siri to play audio via “in the bedroom” will see the assistant spout audio via the accompanying Sonos speaker that is located, you guessed it, in the bedroom all thanks to the magic of HomeKit and AirPlay 2.
The update will also enable multi-room audio, which, while already available as part of the existing Sonos experience, can now also be handled via HomeKit, hereafter.
Anyone with a compatible Sonos speaker can fire the update up from the Update section in the Sonos controller app. We further suggest you do exactly that in order to get the very best out of your setup.
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