Sonos has this week announced the rollout of AirPlay 2 support to its Sonos speaker range, enabling iOS users to stream music directly from their iPhone or iPad devices to a Sonos speaker. Using AirPlay 2, iOS users can instantly send sound from any AirPlay-compatible iOS app to Sonos.
Sonos AirPlay 2 support enables another easy way to use Sonos speakers to listen to services such as Apple Music, Spotify, Audible, Pandora, and more. AirPlay also lets you unlock sound from a whole selection of applications and services. If it has an AirPlay icon, you can stream it to a Sonos speakers from your iOS device.
Sonos explains more about the process of setting up Airplay 2. “Setting up AirPlay 2 on Sonos unlocks another exciting new feature: You can now use Siri to control Apple Music on Sonos. Using your iPhone or iPad, you can tell Siri what to play and where to play it. Try “Hey Siri, play Beats 1 Radio in the bedroom.” Or “Hey Siri, turn it up in the living room.” It’s easy to set up: Just open up the Home app, select the plus symbol, then hit Add Accessory. Tap ‘Don’t Have a Code’ or ‘Can’t Scan’ and then select your Sonos speaker. Once it’s added, make sure to give it the same name as it has in the Sonos app. Tap ‘Done.’”
AirPlay also allows iOS users to watch videos on apps like YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, and many others and pipe the sound throughout your home on Sonos. Also by enabling Siri to control Apple Music on Sonos, you unlock yet another option for controlling your home sound system. For more information on the new Sonos speaker AirPlay 2 support jump over to the official Sonos blog via the link below.