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Sonos Adds AirPlay 2 Support to Certain Speaker Models

13 July 2018

This means that anyone with a compatible Sonos 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 or any other other streaming services available via the App Store. But, you can speak to your phone or iPad and tell it to play the music of your choice.

After youve started the music with Siri, you can let Alexa adjust the volume or skip to the next song via your Sonos One, Beam, or any Alexa-enabled Sonos device (set up through the Sonos skill on your Echo device).

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. However, you can also manually check for the update if it's not showing up yet, by heading into the settings page in the app.

Which Sonos speakers are compatible with AirPlay 2?

It's not often that a simple software upgrade can improve the prospects of an imminent tech IPO, but that could happen with Sonos, which announced support for Apple's Airplay 2 technology Wednesday. "When you group one of these Airplay-enabled speakers with older Sonos devices, you can bring AirPlay capabilities to your entire Sonos system".

According to Sonos sales statistics from its IPO filing compiled by Statista, Sonos customers have registered more than 19 million speakers in 6.9 million households worldwide.

Today is the day that many Sonos and Apple users have been waiting for! That's also how you later change which speakers are being streamed to: AirPlay 2 only sees the four Sonos models with native support, not any older models. Suffice to say, you need to delve into your TV's sound menus to make sure it's outputting audio via the HDMI using Dolby Digital, and doing the same with any sources, whether that be Sky, a PlayStation 4, Blu-ray player or anything else.

Watch on your iPhone or iPad.

Anyone with a compatible Sonos speaker can fire the update up from the Update section in the Sonos controller app and we heartily suggest you do exactly that in order to get the very best out of your setup. But you dont have to stick with one method or the other; you can control Sonos on your terms.

If you want Siri support, meanwhile, there's a final step there. That should show any compatible Sonos speakers, which you can then add to Apple Home and assign to a room. That also means that they can be assigned to rooms within the home and given suitable names as well.

Sonos Adds AirPlay 2 Support to Certain Speaker Models