Sonos speakers just got smarter with AirPlay 2 upgrade

Sonos supports AirPlay2

It goes on to say that Amazon could introduce a charge for the voice service that would affect Sonos' profits from the One and Beam products, meaning the ball is very much in Amazon's court... something Sonos very bravely admits publicly; "Amazon could begin charging us for this integration which would harm our operating results". 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.”.

AirPlay 2 support comes to Sonos One, Sonos Beam, Sonos Playbase, and the second generation Play:5.

You can also use your voice to control on which speaker (s) the music will play. You can also ask Siri to play music in multiple locations that include AirPlay 2 supported speakers. If you have several Sonos speakers set up in a single room, or link every speaker in the whole house into one zone, you can stream via AirPlay 2 to them all simultaneously. But while the company became the first third-party hardware manufacturer to integrate Apple Music, Sonos owners who streamed from Apple still needed to make their musical selections through that clunky app.

Watch on your iPhone or iPad. You'll now see your Sonos speaker (s) show up in the source list.

Switch between voice assistants—Or any other way to control Sonos.

By enabling Siri to control Apple Music on Sonos, you unlock yet another option for controlling your home sound system.

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Sonos notes that you can use the Alexa assistant built into the One and Beam to control music started through Siri commands, too, although, to be clear, Siri is less involved here than it is on the HomePod where it is integrated from the ground up. 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.

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. Start the music one way, then control it however you prefer.

Enjoy AirPlay 2 on your entire Sonos system.

It's not often that a simple software upgrade can improve the prospects of an imminent tech IPO, but that could happen with Sonos, which announced support for Apple's Airplay 2 technology Wednesday.

However, you're not out of luck if you have older Sonos products as long as you have at least one of the compatible speakers.

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