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Airplay from Mac

  • 2 December 2018
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Hi, I recently bought 2 x Sonos Ones purely for the Airplay functionality and being able to stream from desktop. However, despite seeing the speaker choice in the mac's output setting and being able to select it, no audio actually routes to the speakers unless I am in iTunes. I can see in the Sonos app that is receiving play information from Airplay, but no actual output. This should be possible correct? I have been able to route system audio through airplay enabled speakers before.

I am running Mac OSX 10.12.6 and V 9.3 on the Sonos Ones.

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Best answer by John B 2 December 2018, 22:18

Airplay 2 requires Mac OS to be 10.13.6 or greater. Can you upgrade to that or is your Mac too old for that? Sonos has never done Airplay 1.
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Airplay 2 requires Mac OS to be 10.13.6 or greater. Can you upgrade to that or is your Mac too old for that? Sonos has never done Airplay 1.
I do have the exact same Issue as paultraynor, but I am already on 10.13.6. As described, you do see the play information in the app on ios/Mac but there is no output.
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Airplay 2 requires Mac OS to be 10.13.6 or greater. Can you upgrade to that or is your Mac too old for that? Sonos has never done Airplay 1.

That doesn't explain the problem. Airplay 2 is backwards compatible to Airplay 1. You should be able to use Airplay 1 to output to Sonos airplay speakers.
Airplay 2 requires Mac OS to be 10.13.6 or greater. Can you upgrade to that or is your Mac too old for that? Sonos has never done Airplay 1.

That doesn't explain the problem. Airplay 2 is backwards compatible to Airplay 1. You should be able to use Airplay 1 to output to Sonos airplay speakers.
Please see replies on the other two threads you posted this on.
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Airplay 2 requires Mac OS to be 10.13.6 or greater. Can you upgrade to that or is your Mac too old for that? Sonos has never done Airplay 1.

That doesn't explain the problem. Airplay 2 is backwards compatible to Airplay 1. You should be able to use Airplay 1 to output to Sonos airplay speakers.
Please see replies on the other two threads you posted this on.


You should research before you post.
https://forums.appleinsider.com/discussion/206273/reminder-airplay-devices-can-stream-to-airplay-2-speakers-like-the-homepod
https://en.community.sonos.com/setting-up-sonos-228990/streaming-from-macbook-to-beam-6810295/index1.html#post16262307
If you can airplay 2, then you can airplay 1. That's what backwards compatible means. It's still working intermittently from my MacBook Pro, it's more consistent with my iOS 10 iPhone. Any general advice from Sonos support on this bug?
Why are you pursuing this on more than one thread? See my reply on other thread.

https://en.community.sonos.com/controllers-software-228995/airplay-on-a-mac-6813108/index1.html#post16325227

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