AirPlay 2 makes Sonos the best audio option for most iPhone owners

How to update Sonos speakers for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

Sonos IPO May Receive a Timely Boost After Its Speakers Add Apple Airplay Functionality

With support for Airplay 2, Sonos speakers will be able to play songs on multiple speakers from the Apple Music app-and from any other iOS app that is compatible with Airplay 2.

As previously noted, AirPlay 2 is only fully supported on the company's Sonos One and Play:5 speakers and its Beam and Playbase soundbars.

Sonos said that it would be supporting AirPlay 2 nearly as soon as Apple announced it.

Using AirPlay 2, you can instantly send sound from any AirPlay-compatible iOS app to Sonos.

On the Sonos side, both the controller app and the speakers themselves need updates for AirPlay 2 support. The protocol is also supported on Apple TV4 / 4K, which allows you to wirelessly output TV audio to multiple speakers at home.

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The document states Amazon can withdraw from the partnership with "limited notice", taking away was marketed as the key selling point at the time of the launch of the Sonos One a year ago, and leave the audio company scrambling to find a replacement provider. Over the coming months, Airplay 2 will be enabled on speakers from Bang & Olufsen, Libratone, Denon, and others. No problem. Supported speakers let you start music by asking one virtual assistant and continue control using another.

"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". Whilst the company has successfully carved a path to being a consumer favourite that also has won the hearts of some custom project owners, there's an aspect of Sonos' work with Alexa voice control that seems fairly fragile.

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. If you have any other Sonos speaker, and have linked it to a standalone Echo smart speaker using the Sonos skill, you can use Alexa on that in the same way.

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.
Here you'll find a list of your Sonos devices, complete with info such as the IP and MAC addresses of each.

You're now all set to use Siri commands to play music on your Sonos speakers!

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