Sonos won’t be ready for Apple Music when it launches, but Sonos will support the new streaming service at some point this year.
We understand why you have outfitted (or might be tempted to outfit) your house with every Sonos device you possibly can. It’s kind of neat to be able to stream music from a variety of different online services to speakers all around your house. If you’re really a music fan, you can even stream different songs to different locationsperfect if you want your outdoor party to be a little more EDM, but want a bit more chill than chaos for inside.
While Sonos works with a number of the major streaming services, including Spotify, Pandora, Google Play, Amazon Music, and Rdio, one icon conspicuously absent from its list of supported services is an Apple. When Apple Music launches on June 30 at 8 a.m. PT, Sonos won’t immediately support the newest streaming service on the block, but it’s coming.
“Sonos will not have Apple Music on it at launch but we fully expect to support them when they’re ready to focus on the home listening experience. Right now they’re fully focused on mobile,” said a Sonos representative in June, as reported by 9to5Mac.
Unnamed Apple sources have since narrowed down the timeline for the service’s potential arrival on Sonos’s platform.
“We’re working together to make #AppleMusic available on Sonos before the end of the year,” an Apple representative told BuzzFeed.
If you’re antsy, you could also use a workaround to get AirPlay working with your Sonos devices. (That is, of course, assuming that Apple Music will allow you to send your tunes to other devices and speakers via AirPlay.)