Apple AirPlay 2 on Sonos

Stream directly from your iPhone or iPad and ask Siri to play Apple Music.

With Apple AirPlay 2, experience your favourite apps out loud on your Sonos system. Watch YouTube videos. Binge Netflix. Catch up on podcasts. Or get Apple Music to play everywhere with a single ask of Siri.

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Send the sound from your iPhone or iPad straight to Beam, Sonos One, Play:5 and Playbase.

Complete the latest Sonos software update.
Once you have content playing, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to launch the Control Center (or from the top right on an iPhone X)
Touch and hold the audio card in the upper right-hand corner to choose which speaker you’d like to play to.

Unlock AirPlay for Non-Compatible Speakers

Group any Sonos speaker with a compatible player to unlock AirPlay for your entire system.

Start playing content from AirPlay to a compatible Sonos speaker
2 Open the Sonos App
In the Rooms Menu, group non-compatible speakers with your AirPlay-streaming player.

Video on your iPhone. Sound on your Sonos.

Watch a video on any Apple device and listen to the sound on Sonos in perfect sync. Binge Netflix on your iPad and enjoy the sound from Play:5. Watch a YouTube video on your iPhone and listen out loud with Sonos One.

“Hey Siri, play Beats 1 radio everywhere.”

Apple Music subscribers can use Siri to play and control Apple Music on AirPlay-compatible Sonos speakers. Just ask Siri.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can stream content directly to Sonos One, the second generation Play:5, Playbase and Beam from the AirPlay menu. Enjoy AirPlay sound on non-compatible speakers (the original Play:5, Play:3, Play:1 and components) by grouping them with a compatible player in the Sonos app.

No. The home theatre speaker (not the surrounds) determines if your home theatre setup is AirPlay-compatible. While Playbar is not AirPlay-compatible, home theatre setups with Playbase and Sonos Beam will work with AirPlay 2.

You will need to be running iOS 11.4 or higher on at least one of the following: iPhone 5s or newer model, iPad Mini 2 or newer model, or Apple TV (4th gen and 4k) or newer model.

Yes. To stream audio from a video you’re watching on Apple TV to Sonos:

  1. Swipe down from the top of your Apple TV remote.
  2. Select Audio.
  3. Select your speaker.

Using your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Open the app that you want to AirPlay sound from.
  2. Tap
  3. Choose the AirPlay 2-compatible Sonos speaker(s) you want to AirPlay to.

You can also use your device's Control Centre to quickly access AirPlay. To open Control Centre:

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen. (On iPhone X, swipe down from the upper right corner.)
  2. Touch and hold the audio card in the upper right corner and tap

You'll be able to control Apple Music with Siri once you've added your AirPlay 2-compatible speakers to the Apple Home app:

  1. Open the Home app and tap the + in the top right-hand corner. If it's your first time using the app, click "Add Accessory."
  2. Choose “Don’t Have a Code or Can’t Scan?”
  3. Tap the speaker you want to add. (It may take 10-15 minutes after downloading the app for the speakers to appear).
  4. Change the default room name to the same name that is used in your Sonos app.

Once you have your Sonos speakers set up in the Home app, you'll be able to use Siri on your iPhone, or iPad to control Apple Music on Sonos.

No. You only need to add your speakers to the Home app if you'd like to use Siri voice control for Apple Music on Sonos. Otherwise, once you've updated to iOS 11.4 and updated your Sonos software to 9.0, you should see your compatible speakers automatically available in the AirPlay 2 menu.

AirPlay compatible Sonos speakers