Today is the day many Sonos and Apple users have been waiting for! Sonos has launched AirPlay 2 support this morning through a software update that supports HomeKit and Siri features. Follow the instructions on how to use your Sonos speakers with AirPlay 2.
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If you have not heard of it yet, the update brings AirPlay 2 to the latest Sonos speakers. The list includes Sonos Beam, Sonos Playbase, Sonos One and Sonos Play: 5 second generation (all Sonos speakers with touch controls).
However, you will not be lucky if you use older Sonos products as long as you have at least one of the compatible speakers. Once updated, you can assemble older Sonos speakers with AirPlay 2 compatible groups.
With Sonos being the first company to offer AirPlay 2 on third-party speakers, its $ 199 Sonos One offers a compelling alternative to Apple's $ 349 HomePod.
We first look at the Sonos app and then the Sonos speakers. Continue below to add your AirPlay 2-compatible Sonos speakers to the HomeKit / Siri Home app.
How to Update the Sonos Speakers for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit
- Open Sonos and tap More in the lower right corner
- Tap  Refresh  to update the app in the App Store, unless you have already installed version 9.0
- Open Sonos on your device again, the app should check for updates
- Tap on Refresh to apply the new software to your speakers
- If the update does not work Install on first try, beat Try again
- If successful, see Use AirPlay with Sonos Splash Screen
Follow below for more detailed instructions:
After the update is complete, press Open en or manually go back to the Sonos app
If you have trouble installing the update for your speakers, just tap Try Again . After successful update you will see the welcome screen of AirPlay.
You can now play music / media through AirPlay through your Sonos speakers. Open YouTube, Apple Music or any other compatible source to try it out!
Search for the AirPlay icon, or in the case of Apple Music, tap the audio source icon . Your Sonos speaker will now appear in the source list. Once you start playing music through AirPlay, the Sonos app displays Started from AirPlay .
At this point, you can group other non-AirPlay 2 Sonos speakers with the supported ones. as follows:
Now you have control over all speakers through your lock screen or control center. Note that there have been some changes to the lock screen control for AirPlay 2-enabled Sonos speakers.
If you have AirPlay enabled after your Sonos version 9.0 in your household with AirPlay, this is no longer possible Control your Sonos system through the lock screen of your iPhone or iPad when you start the Sonos app use the playback.
For more information on how different setups work, click here.
How to Enable the HomeKit and Siri Controls on Sonos Speakers
- Open the Home App
- Tap + icon in the upper right corner
- Tap You Add Accessories
- Select Do not have code or can not scan
- Tap the Sonos speaker you want to add
If you want to avoid using the standard B. "Standard Room – Kitchen", you can edit the name and position of the speaker as shown below. 
You can now use Siri commands to play music on your Sonos speakers! 1965 You can also ask Siri to play music in multiple places with AirPlay 2-powered speakers.
Sonos & # 39; Support document for using AirPlay 2 can be found here.
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