Sonos Launches AirPlay 2 Support for Select Speakers

Last month at a media event in San Francisco, Sonos announced it would launch AirPlay 2 support for select speakers in July.

Well, that day has arrived as the Sonos Controller iOS app has been updated to version 9.0, to bring this latest AirPlay 2 update to the new Sonos Beam, Sonos One, Playbase and Play:5 (2nd generation).

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The update also brings a software update for Sonos Beam and adds Trueplay support for the iPad 6th generation.

What does AirPlay 2 support mean? You can now use your compatible Sonos speaker as a destination source for audio right from your iPhone or iPad. AirPlay 2 also means multi-room support for your speakers.

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It also means you can ask Siri to play music to an AirPlay 2 speaker, by saying something like “Hey Siri, play some jazz in the office,” and it’ll just happen.

[via TechCrunch]