Sonos has announced that its One, Beam, Playbase, and second-generation Play:5 speakers now support AirPlay 2.
Using AirPlay 2, you can instantly send sound from any AirPlay-compatible iOS app to Sonos. That means you’ll have yet another way to use Sonos to listen to services like Apple Music, Spotify, Audible, Pandora, and more. 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.
Setting up AirPlay 2 on Sonos unlocks another 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.”
To set up, open up the Home app, select the plus symbol, then hit Add Accessory. Tap “Don’t Have a Code” or “Can’t Scan,” 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.”