Sonos has launched AirPlay 2 support via a software update that brings HomeKit and Siri functionality. The update brings AirPlay 2 to Sonos’ newest speakers. The list includes Sonos Beam, Sonos Playbase, Sonos One, and the second-generation Sonos Play:5.
How to update Sonos speakers for AirPlay 2
- Open Sonos and select More in the bottom right corner
- Select Update which will take you to the App Store to update the app, unless your device has already installed version 9.0
- Open Sonos again, the app should prompt to Check for Updates.
- Select Update to apply the new software to your speaker
If you hit any trouble with installing the update to your speakers, just tap Try Again.
- Now you should get the AirPlay splash screen.
You can now play music/media over your Sonos speakers via AirPlay.
Look for the AirPlay icon, or in Apple Music, select the audio source icon . You’ll now have your Sonos speaker show up in the source list. Once you’ve started playing music via AirPlay, you’ll see a Started from AirPlay in the Sonos app. At this point you can group other non-AirPlay 2 Sonos speakers with the supported one.
How to update Sonos speakers for HomeKit
- Open the Home app
- Select the + icon in the top right corner
- Select Add Accessory
- Choose Don’t Have a Code or Can’t Scan
- Select the Sonos speaker you’d like to add
- You can edit both the speaker name and location If you don’t want to use the default naming, like Default Room.
You’re now all set to use Siri commands to play music on your Sonos speakers! You can also ask Siri to play music in multiple locations that include AirPlay 2 supported speakers.