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, Pandora, 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.
Here are some more features AirPlay 2 support brings to Sonos...
Control Sonos with Siri from your iPhone or iPad.
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.’
Watch on your iPhone or iPad. Listen on Sonos.
AirPlay lets you watch videos on apps like YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, and many others and pipe the sound throughout your home on Sonos.
Curl up in bed with your iPad and an episode of Westworld on HBO Now with sound on your Sonos One (or better yet, a stereo pair of them). Show your friend that hilarious YouTube video on your iPhone and make sure he catches the punchline when you send the sound to your new Sonos Beam.
Switch between voice assistants—Or any other way to control Sonos.
By enabling Siri to control Apple Music on Sonos, you unlock yet another option for controlling your home sound system. But you don’t have to stick with one method or the other; you can control Sonos on your terms.
After you’ve 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).
Of course, you can always jump back to the Sonos app or any other content service that works with Sonos through our direct control integration or via AirPlay. Start the music one way, then control it however you prefer.
Enjoy AirPlay 2 on your entire Sonos system.
Even though AirPlay 2 is only supported on Sonos One, Beam, Playbase, and Play:5, with any one of these speakers you can listen via AirPlay on your entire home sound system. That means that even non-AirPlay compatible speakers like Playbar or Play:1 can reap the sonic benefits of our AirPlay 2 integration, provided they’re grouped with one of our newer, AirPlay-friendly devices in the Sonos app.
You can download the updated Sonos Controller from the App Store for free.