Newer Sonos units and “rooms” now seem as AirPlay 2-compatible units, permitting you to stream audio to them through Apple units. The answer is a very long time coming for Sonos which promised AirPlay 2 support in October.
You possibly can stream to Sonos One, Sonos Beam, Playbase, and Play:5 audio system and ask Siri to play music on numerous audio system (“Hey Siri, play some hip-hop within the kitchen.”) The function ought to roll out to present audio system as we speak.
I attempted a beta model and it labored as marketed. A set of audio system together with a Beam and a Sub in my household room confirmed up as a single speaker and a Sonos One within the kitchen confirmed up as one other. I used to be in a position to stream music and podcasts to both one.
Given the benefit with which now you can stream to almost each gadget from each gadget it’s clear that whole-home audio is progressing quickly. As we famous earlier than Sonos is facing tough competition however little methods like this one assist it keep within the race.