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Apple Music Coming to Sonos Home Audio Systems by End of 2015

Popular Wi-Fi home audio system manufacturer Sonos has supported direct streaming of Beats Music since the music service's launch in early 2014, but the company has repeatedly stated it will not initially support Apple Music when that service launches this week. Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers confirmed late last week that Apple Music will be coming to Sonos "ASAP, but not at launch."

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Earlier today, Sonos confirmed to The Verge that it is working with Apple to bring Apple Music to Sonos systems by the end of the year. Apple joined Sonos in confirming the plans to BuzzFeed.
“We’re working together to make Apple Music available on Sonos before the end of the year,” Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr told BuzzFeed News.
Apple Music launches this Tuesday, June 30 with the release of iOS 8.4 and a new developer seed of iOS 9. Apple's free Beats 1 streaming radio station is scheduled to go live at 9:00 AM Pacific, with the necessary software updates apparently arriving roughly an hour before that.



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15 months ago
By the 'end' of 2015. Why hasn't Sonos pushed to be on any kind of beta? This should be ready they day Apple Music is released.
Rating: 6 Votes
15 months ago

Shame Sonos is a terrible product. More of a shame Apple pulled development of a Sonos competitor with AirPlay.


Shame you don't know what you're talking about. Sonos is awesome.
Rating: 6 Votes
15 months ago

I guess that's good news. I want to like Sonos more but no DTS support, no AirPlay, optical only is what kills it for me.


I have Sonos and love it. So much better than Airplay. I have 4 zones in the house, and can play the same music across all zones, or different music in different zones, all sourced from my iTunes library. Why would airplay make this better?
Rating: 5 Votes
15 months ago
This should be a given considering all the other crap streaming services Sonos supports.
Rating: 5 Votes
15 months ago
Good news indeed, I was on the fence with Apple Music (Was going to see how it went during the trial), but if they bring Sonos support, I am definitely in.
Rating: 4 Votes
15 months ago

I have Sonos and love it. So much better than Airplay. I have 4 zones in the house, and can play the same music across all zones, or different music in different zones, all sourced from my iTunes library. Why would airplay make this better?


Because airplay is easy and I have it on all my devices, and I already have an organized iTunes library. With Sonos, I have to use a separate app, sync my iTunes to the network, and use the Sonos app which I don't like. I really really hate having to use multiple apps for the same thing. It's a main reason I like the Apple ecosystem, everything is there, I don't have to fuss around with a different service for everything.

Don't get me wrong, there are good things about Sonos - multi room playback as you mentioned, a physical button I can hit, not having to have my phone in the network etc. but I hate having to use a totally different library. It's so dumb.
Rating: 4 Votes
15 months ago

Sonos doens't even support DTS or AirPlay.

AirPlay isn't really what Sonos is about, but you can make it work if needed. I have mine setup for AirPlay, but the native playback offers too many advantages for it to be a big deal either way. For the record I don't find Sonos to be a good setup for a Home Theater. Wireless is too limited for a quailty suround setup. Where it excels is multi room audio. If your requirenets are beyond that, look elsewhere.
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago

Why would it? Sonos is by far better than any AirPlay system. Its rock solid aka it just works!

I find most people that complain about Sonos don't really understand its purpose - if you are just sticking a stereo pair into your bedroom to stream music from a single device then you might as well save money and buy an old Airport Express and a nice set of wired speakers. Sonos is the ideal solution for someone that wants synchronized audio across their entire house, controllable by more than one user (More than just taking over the entire airplay stream - creating queues for individual rooms or the whole house.)

It is essentially like getting your entire house wired for speakers but at a fraction of the cost while still being more expandable and flexible (You don't have to setup every room at once, buying piece by piece is fine, and you can take it with you if you move.)

I only have two Play:1's right now, but they have been great so far. And for those that want airplay support, check out SonoAir ('http://sonoair.mihosoft.eu').
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago
Great news. Now an :apple: Watch app please Sonos.
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago
You can now play Apple Music via iTunes on Sonos using this workaround on a mac. It also enables AirPlay on Sonos, so you can also AirPlay using any iOS device - the mac will always need to be on. You can also control the Sonos volume through the Music App. See the instructions via this link.

https://medium.com/@morewillie/play-apple-music-through-sonos-ea27b558dfb2
Rating: 2 Votes

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