I would like to AirPlay discrete 5.1 from my Mac or iPhone XS to a Sonos Beam.
My Sonos Beam is grouped with two Play: 3s as LS + RS speakers.
When I connect to AirPlay and open Audio MIDI Setup, AirPlay only has the option of 2 outputs, and can't be configured for 5.1 surround. Similarly, everything I stream from my Mac or iPhoneXS is downmixed to stereo.
How do I get discrete 5.1 setup using Airplay ? If it's not possible, how can I get discrete 5.1 surround from my Mac to either a Sonos Beam or Playbar ? My Macbook Pro doesn't support ARC HDMI or Optical Audio Out.
Sonos Play: 3 (LS)
Sonos Play: 3 (RS)
Best answer by controlav
I don't believe AAC can be physically transported over toslink.