I've a big investment in Sonos (Playbar, Sub, Gen 1 Play 5, 3x Play 3 and a handful of Play 1's) (Note: No new generation devices capable of voice recognition here). I'm based in the UK.
I'm an Apple Music subscriber with no desire to sign up for any other services.
We also have two Amazon Dots that we use for home automation and very limited Sonos music control.
With the recent announcement of AirPlay 2 support, I'm disappointed to see that my devices won't support this without the addition of a new generation Play 1 or Play 5.
So, should I:
- Wait for Sonos/Apple Music/ Amazon to launch Apple Music support via an Alexa skill? (@Ryan - is this ever coming or is it completely ruled out?)
- Buy a new generation device for AirPlay 2 support?
- Just forget all about voice control completely and stick with the clunky app!?
Love my Sonos setup, so no question of me switching to another provider. But I do feel that as an Apple Music subscriber using "old" Sonos kit, we're missing out on the voice control capabilities.
Any thoughts appreciated, particularly from Sonos staff who might be able to shed any light on the Apple Music Alexa support question.