For Sonos owners, this means they can now use Siri to turn their Sonos system on and off, group speakers, and play Sonos Favorites by using the free Yonomi App and Siri Shortcuts. When you open the Yonomi App, run Discovery to confirm that all of your Sonos devices are linked to your Yonomi account. When you run this Routine, all of the speakers you listed will automatically create a Sonos group. This will ungroup these speakers from any previously created groups.
Which Sonos speakers are compatible with AirPlay 2?
Let us take you back to a darker time - circa - when Sonos users were imprisoned in one of the worst ecosystems: an app so bad it was borderline unusable; a requirement to run every speaker through a bridge. Read this: The best AirPlay 2 speakers. In fact, using AirPlay 2 you can circumvent the Sonos app entirely and still group your speakers together. You can also group your Sonos speakers with Apple's HomePod. You can also get older Sonos speakers working with AirPlay 2. If you haven't done so already, you're going to need to update your Sonos speakers. But wait!
How to set up AirPlay 2 on Sonos
Siri fans can now ask their phones to play music to the Sonos Beam, One, Playbase or Play:5 speakers. This follows the company demonstrating Siri and Alexa working at the same time when launching the Beam. Sonos' One and Beam speakers already include Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, which you can speak to through their onboard microphones. Google Assistant will be added at a later date. Support for Siri onboard has not yet been announced. The Sonos speakers now appear in the Apple Home app.
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