Sonos speakers now support AirPlay 2

How to update Sonos speakers for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

You can also ask Siri to play music in multiple locations that include AirPlay 2 supported speakers.

Apple rolled out AirPlay 2 as part of its iOS 11.4 update in late May, enabling its HomePod speaker to play the same audio across speakers in separate rooms, as well as the ability to play a pair of HomePods in stereo. 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. With your iPhone or iPad, you can tell Siri to, say, play Beats 1 radio in the living room or ask her to turn up the sound.

The addition of AirPlay 2 support also means that Sonos speakers will now show up in the Home app, just as a HomePod would. 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. You can start up any audio playing from an iOS device (or Mac), go to the usual AirPlay menu, and send it over to the appropriate Sonos speaker with little delay, and it pops up in the list of compatible devices automatically. Once its added, make sure to give it the same name as it has in the Sonos app. Tap ‘Done.

AirPlay lets you watch videos on apps like YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, and many others and pipe the sound throughout your home on Sonos.

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"As such, it is possible that Amazon, which sells products that compete with ours, may on limited notice disable the integration, which would cause our Sonos One or Sonos Beam products to lose their voice-enabled functionality". For example, you can launch music from your iPhone using Siri, then you can use Alexa to pause or skip a song. But you dont have to stick with one method or the other; you can control Sonos on your terms.

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. Read on for how to get started, how to use AirPlay 2 on Sonos, and what else you need to know.

Which Sonos speakers are compatible with AirPlay 2?

One of the nice things about AirPlay 2 and Sonos is that once you've kicked off music with Siri, you can then use Alexa on your compatible Sonos speakers to control music from there. There's at least one quirk with the update, too: if you have AirPlay activated on non-Sonos speakers in the same area, you can't control playback or volume on Sonos speakers from an iOS device's lock screen.

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