I am disappointed, like many, with the recent incompatibility of my iTunes devices with my Sonos system. I want to get back to being able to play music from my many carefully developed playlists to my (rather expensive) Sonos products.
Knowing that all my current Sonos equipment is incompatible with AirPlay2, here’s my question:
If I replace my 5-year-old Sonos Connect (that feeds a built-in, hard-wired home audio speaker system) with the new Port, will that Port also facilitate AirPlay2 connection to my existing wireless Play 1 and Playbar based groups?
My current setup:
- “House” - Connect system supplies analog audio to an amplifier and three pairs of built-in speakers.
- “Family Room” - A Playbar, (2) Play 1 speakers, and a Sub set up as a group for surround sound and audio.
- “Master Bedroom” - A pair of Play 1 speakers in an upstairs bedroom as a separate speaker group.
So, from the Sonos website information, I understand that the Port would allow me to use AirPlay2 for audio playback through the “House” system. But, would I also be able to connect to my “Family Room” and/or “Master Bedroom” group speakers via that same Port?
All rooms are WiFi enabled via an Airport network. The Connect component is connected via Ethernet cable.