I'm on the fence about jumping into the Sonos community with two Sonos Ones. I'm almost convinced but there's one thing holding me back.
Can I use the Sonos ones to play out of my TV, as well as playing music? For example, playing Netflix or Amazon via a Google Chromecast OR screen mirroring to the TV via an Apple TV - can I wirelessly connect the Sonos Ones to play out audio in these scenarios?
Best answer by AirgetlamView original
I thought that might be the case. If I get a PLAYBAR then could I use it to also connect the two Sonos Ones to the TV?
Is this something that will be fixed with upcoming compatibility with Airplay 2? It seems a bit of an oversight - although I suppose the idea is to get you buying more Sonos products.
I don’t think the upcoming AirPlay 2 implementation would have any effect in this. There still wouldn’t be a way to connect those Sonos Ones to the TV, it would just allow you to connect your Apple devices to the Sonos ecosystem.
I am simply trying to let my Sonos One speakers play whatever there is on my laptop. I don't have a TV, you see, so I do everything on my laptop (listening to music, watching films incl. netflix, watching the news or other television programmes on the Belgian official television website...). So I wonder: is there a way I could get the sound for all this from my Sonos One speakers?
Buying another speaker of 800 euros, the Sonos Playbar, to make this work doesn't make sense to me, really! I have an excellent sound with the two Sonos One speakers so a Playbar would be redundant for music, and I already have by B&O speakers doing an excellent job playing television and movies, so I'm not sure I would want to spend 800 Euros (!!!) only to add another speaker that would get my Sonos One speakers to also play television and movies on my laptop.
I really love the sound of my Sonos One speakers, but I regret they are of such a limited use. So I do find the value for money rather limited in my case... Unless there is a way to make my speakers work for all the sounds that my laptop produces...
I'd be very grateful to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
If your a PC laptop - your real only option right now is a Play:5 or connect to hook to it to stream out to.
Many thanks for this! I do have a Mac but I just read online that SonoAir does not work well for movies as they is a delay in the sound that comes out of the speakers, meaning it isn't synchronised with the movie's. Is that true?