HomePod HomePod working with Sonos?

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  1. mikecronin1 macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have Sonos in my house at the moment in pretty much every room.
    I'm hoping to get a HomePod and put it into my kitchen, the only thing stopping me is the integration with my Sonos system. Im hoping that I will be able to add the homePod into the system and almost have it as another Sonos speaker. So when I speak to Siri on the HomePod and ask it to play music in the kitchen (HomePod), living room (Sonos SoundBar) and bedroom (Sonos Play:5) it will work.

    Do you think this can happen or will happen in the future?

    Cheers,

    Mike
     
  2. boshii macrumors 68040

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    It may work like that. Nobody will know anything until the Sonos AirPlay 2 update.
     
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    I'm under the impression that should work when Sonos supports AirPlay 2.
     
  4. mikecronin1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Boshii, Is there any information on when Sonos will get AirPlay 2?
     
  5. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    Guessing when Sonos will support anything is an exercise in futility. They said 2018, but anything beyond that is anyone's guess.
     
  6. chfilm macrumors 68000

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    I think Sonos might add AirPlay 2 only to the play 5 and the new sonos 1. Not the old play 1s.. (hope I got the naming correctly).
     
  7. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    I don‘t think adding Airplay will make the Sonos and the HomePod compatible. I also don‘t expect HomePod to be able to stream airplay to another device.
     
  8. legacyb4 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing that if/when Airplay 2 releases on the Sonos, you can Airplay to a Homepod/Sonos combo from your device, but as @ericwn mentions, I doubt it'll enable the Sonos to be an "extended" speaker for the Homepod directly (just a wild guess).

    And yes, as @chfilm points out, Sonos is being deliberately cagey whether the Sonos 1s (not the new Ones) will support Airplay 2 which will be a bummer if true...
     

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