When I play music directly to my Sonos speakers (using the Sonos app), I experience no drops. When I play using airplay 2 (to my sonos soundbar, which is then grouped in the Sonos app with my Play 1's), I experience no drops on music output from the playbar but intermittent (1-5 second long drops every minute) drops on some of my play 1's.
Is music played using AirPlay 2 more sensitive to wireless interference?
Best answer by Ryan S
Hi Akiryzon, I'd like to get a bit more confirmation about what you're looking at there. Airplay 2 isn't available on Sonos just yet, we're working on it and it'll be available in July for certain Sonos players (Playbase, Play:5 gen2, Sonos One, and Sonos Beam). Are you sending your Airplay 2 signal to a TV or other compatible device, and from there the Playbar gets it over the optical input and is sending it to your other players?
In short, Airplay 2 relies pretty heavily on your iOS device's wireless connection, vs playing music using the Sonos app from anything other than (This iPhone). If the phone has a poor network connection, it could drop audio streaming off of it. If you'd like to submit a diagnostic
from your Sonos system and reply back with your confirmation number we can take a look at if anything is acting up for you.