This marks the to start with time Sonos speakers have supported AirPlay in general, enabling people to conveniently stream audio from iTunes on Mac, and virtually any application for Apple iphone, iPad, and iPod touch, which include Apple New music, YouTube, Spotify, Hulu, Pandora, and Netflix, to suitable Sonos speakers around Wi-Fi.
AirPlay allows for Siri handle of Apple New music or Podcasts playback on suitable Sonos speakers by using Apple iphone, iPad, iPod touch, HomePod, and Apple Television. For illustration, one particular could say “Hey Siri, play Beats one Radio in the bedroom,” soon after the speaker is named and assigned to a room in Apple’s Household application on iOS.
AirPlay 2 in specific enables multi-room audio playback for Sonos speakers paired with other Sonos speakers, HomePod, or Apple TVs. Sonos speakers appear in the AirPlay Picker inside applications and Management Heart on iOS units.
Sonos explained its more mature speakers do not help AirPlay 2 on their individual because of to processor limitations, but in the Sonos application, they can be paired with any of the aforementioned speakers to permit help for Apple’s new protocol. An more mature Playbar paired with a Playbase, for illustration, is effective with AirPlay 2.
Sonos initially held out on adding AirPlay compatibility to its speakers in aspect because of to minor latency problems resolved by AirPlay 2.
Apple to start with enabled AirPlay 2 in iOS eleven.4, produced in late May possibly. Sonos is the to start with 3rd-social gathering speaker maker to help the protocol, to be followed by Beoplay, Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Libratone, Marantz, Naim, and other folks.
AirPlay 2 help is offered through a totally free software program update by using the Sonos Controller companion application on the App Retail store.