Apple fans, rejoice: AirPlay 2 support finally arrives on Sonos speakers

Doris Richards
July 13, 2018

It goes on to say that Amazon could introduce a charge for the voice service that would affect Sonos' profits from the One and Beam products, meaning the ball is very much in Amazon's court... something Sonos very bravely admits publicly; "Amazon could begin charging us for this integration which would harm our operating results". The list includes Sonos Beam, Sonos Playbase, Sonos One, and the second-gen Sonos Play:5 (any Sonos speaker with touch controls).

Following Sonos version 9.0, if you have an AirPlay capable device in your household with AirPlay enabled, it will no longer be possible to control your Sonos system from the lock screen of your iPhone or iPad when using the Sonos App to initiate playback.
In addition to streaming from iOS devices and Macs, AirPlay 2 will allow Sonos users to incorporate their speakers into multi-room setups that can be managed with Apple's Home app and controlled with Siri.

Sonos does a good job of guiding you in making the HDMI connection between your TV and the Beam and enabling the ARC function, even going as far as giving fairly tailored advice by TV brand.

You can now play music/media over your Sonos speaker (s) via AirPlay.

If you're the owner of some specific Sonos speakers, then today is a good day for you.

Sonos said that it would be supporting AirPlay 2 nearly as soon as Apple announced it. Once its added, make sure to give it the same name as it has in the Sonos app. Tap ‘Done.

Watch on your iPhone or iPad.

AirPlay lets you watch videos on apps like YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, and many others and pipe the sound throughout your home on Sonos. The Google Assistant is on the roadmap - the company still maintains it should be arriving as an update sometime in 2018 - but there's no sign of Siri actually residing inside a Sonos speaker.

You're now all set to use Siri commands to play music on your Sonos speakers! Read on for how to get started, how to use AirPlay 2 on Sonos, and what else you need to know.

Enjoy AirPlay 2 on your entire Sonos system.

However, you're not out of luck if you have older Sonos products as long as you have at least one of the compatible speakers. But you dont have to stick with one method or the other; you can control Sonos on your terms. That means that even non-AirPlay compatible speakers like Playbar or Play:1 can reap the sonic benefits of our AirPlay 2 integration, provided theyre grouped with one of our newer, AirPlay-friendly devices in the Sonos app.

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