Sonos now talks with Siri and AirPlay 2

Siri fans can now ask their phones to play music to the Sonos Beam, One, Playbase or Play:5 speakers

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Hey Siri, make friends with my Sonos sound system.

Sonos has become the first third-party company to support the Apple AirPlay 2 standard, which offers multi-room playback and lets you speak to Siri through a separate device.

Sonos has announced that its OnePlay:5, Playbase and the recently released Beam now support Apple's standard. This follows the company demonstrating Siri and Alexa working at the same time when launching the Beam.

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Sonos' One and Beam speakers already include Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, which you can speak to through their onboard microphones. Google Assistant will be added at a later date. Support for Siri onboard has not yet been announced.  

The Sonos speakers now appear in the Apple Home app. They can now form a group as part of other Apple products. You can address them with Siri either through a phone or via the HomePod .

Other companies, including Bang and Olufsen and DTS, have also announced that they'll add support for Siri. 

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