I always use my iPhone to play music in the Apple Music app and then I airplay it to my Pioneer receiver. I have 2 questions about how this will work with the Sonos Beam:
1) Can I continue to use the native Apple Music app to play my music and then Airplay it to the Beam? It sounds obvious, but the reason I'm confused is because I'm hearing about this Sonos app that everything needs to go through, which doesn't sound ideal for me. Can I just play directly from my Apple Music app and then stream it to the Beam?
2) Can I somehow connect the Beam with my Apple Music account so I can use the built in Alexa to play the music (similarly to on HomePod)? If I could do that, I wouldn't even need to use my phone which would be great.
Thanks a lot in advance. I really hope you can help me get a better understanding about how it works. Seems like a really cool product!
Best answer by jgatie
2) No, Apple Music cannot be initiated via Alexa. You could use Siri to initiate the playback, then use Alexa to Pause/Skip/Previous/etc., but commands such as "Alexa, play songs from the Police" can only be done using Alexa compatible services. These are:
Amazon Music (Not available in Canada)*
Pandora (Not available in the UK, Canada, or Australia)
iHeartRadio (Not available in the UK or Canada)
SiriusXM (Not available in the UK, Canada, or Australia)