Monday, 23 July, 2018

Sonos releases Airplay 2 update for Beam, Soundbase, One & Play:5

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Katie Ramirez | 13 July, 2018, 00:04

Finally, if you have older Sonos speakers, they aren't completely left out of the party. You can also ask Siri to play music in multiple locations that include AirPlay 2 supported speakers.

Reports suggest the recently released Sonos One or Sonos Beam soundbar could lose their support for Amazon Alexa voice control with only "limited notice" due to the wording of the filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission it made in its recent bid to go public.

Sonos announced today that it has added AirPlay 2 support to compatible speaker systems. The Airplay integration is available on most Sonos speakers, including the Sonos One, Beam, Playbase, and the second generation Play:5. Suffice to say, you need to delve into your TV's sound menus to make sure it's outputting audio via the HDMI using Dolby Digital, and doing the same with any sources, whether that be Sky, a PlayStation 4, Blu-ray player or anything else.

The upgrade has been expected. Airplay 2 on SonosIn April 2018, Sonos confirmed that its most recent products would be getting Airplay 2.

Enjoy AirPlay 2 on your entire Sonos system. The lack of a user-friendly interface has put off some Sonos owners from buying more speakers for their house or caused people to buy instead lower-fidelity but easier-to-use speakers like the Echo.

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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 previous year, and leave the audio company scrambling to find a replacement provider.

One of the nice things about AirPlay 2 and Sonos is that once you've kicked off music with Siri, you can then use Alexa on your compatible Sonos speakers to control music from there. But, you can speak to your phone or iPad and tell it to play the music of your choice.

Now you'll have control of all the speakers via your Lock screen or Control Center. AirPlay also lets you unlock sound from a whole selection of content apps and services.

Thanks to the help of AirPlay 2, while you're watching your favorite TV shows and movies on your iPhone or iPad, you can send the audio to your Sonos speakers. Over the coming months, Airplay 2 will be enabled on speakers from Bang & Olufsen, Libratone, Denon, and others. If it has an AirPlay icon, you can stream it on Sonos. It'll be that room and speaker name by which you refer to them when you're asking Siri to control playback.

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