Sonos is a brilliantly-designed wireless smart speaker system that enables you to connect at most 32 components and thus your home will be filled with audio, as per your preference. This particular company provides the facility of different speaker styles, where five of them are AirPlay 2 compatible so that you can use it with Siri, such as Sonos Beam, Sonos One, the second generation Play:5, and Sonos Playbase.
The good news is that Sonos is adding support for the brilliantly-designed Apple’s AirPlay 2 wireless audio standard to the respective speakers and thus they have become tremendously versatile for all people, who like Apple Music or just prefer the making use of Apple’s music app for local music on an iPhone. AirPlay 2 support signifies that you’d be capable of using a Sonos speaker in the synchronization of Apple’s own HomePod within an incredible multi-room audio setup, which is a fascinating option for anybody, who can’t make a decision between the two companies. Now, you have to implement the following steps to set up everything:
Update the Sonos Application:
As a first step, you’d need to update the Sonos companion application on your iOS or Android device. AirPlay support has a requirement of a firmware update to the respective speakers and prior to installing that update, first, you have to download the update for the application, which will enable it to do that.
Update Your Speakers:
Once the Sonos application has been updated, you just need to open it up and then you should be automatically prompted for the installation of the firmware update for the respective speakers. AirPlay has been only supported on the Sonos One, the recently launched Sonos Beam, and the second-generation Play:5. That means you’d require minimum one of those speakers within your Sonos setup to take benefit of it.
Play Some Music:
After you’ve installed the respective update (it’d take a couple of minutes), you’re ready to go. And now, the particular Sonos devices should show up as AirPlay speakers automatically in any audio menu on the respective iPad or iPhone and in iTunes on the particular Mac, in case you still use it. Moreover, stereo pairing also goes well with AirPlay. And if you received that configured with the respective setup of two Sonos One or Play:5 speakers, they would appear as an AirPlay target within the menu as well as output sound in stereo. In case you don’t have all brand new Sonos speakers, you don’t need to worry. By grouping the older speakers altogether with at least one newer one, AirPlay-compatible model, it’s still possible to get output music over AirPlay to the whole group. You can also ensure that it has set up correctly- just you need to visit “Settings” menu in the Sonos application and then visit “AirPlay” section. You’d also be capable of toggling whether or not you’d prefer the application to retain your non-AirPlay speakers that are grouped together with the respective AirPlay ones there as well.
How to Add Sonos to the iOS Home App?
You can tell Siri to initiate playing music on the respective Sonos system- just your speakers have to be added with the Home app on iOS. And to do that, you need to visit the Home app, tap the plus button in the corner, click on “add accessory,” and then tap the option (at the bottom part of the screen) that says if you don’t have a code or can’t scan. Then, a new menu would pop up that will display your speakers that you’d then be capable of adding as a Home device and assigning to a room with HomeKit. After completing these steps, you can ask Siri to play songs from Apple Music. But, if you’re not a subscriber, you can ask Siri to play whatever you have in your Music library. If you have any query or question regarding Sonos, you can contact their customer support team.