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I am considering purchasing Sonos Play:5 which advertises support for Airplay 2. Will I be able to stream any audio I want from my Macbook Pro to the speaker?

All the examples I can find online seem to indicate support with the Homepod but I am unsure if this is a Homepod specific feature or an Airplay 2 feature.

I am looking at the following scenarios:

  • Netflix on Safari
  • Video files I have being played via VLC/MPV
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All speakers with this label on the packaging, you can stream to from your MacBook without a Home Pod.

AirPlay 2 will work on the Sonos Play 5 second generation.

Enjoy AirPlay 2 on your entire Sonos system. Even though AirPlay 2 is only supported on Sonos One, Beam, Playbase and Play:5 (2nd generation), grouping your other speakers to any of these and you can use AirPlay across your entire home sound system.

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From the System Requirements:

You can stream from:

Mac or PC with iTunes 12.8 or later

To update your iTunes version see here.

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Before making the purchase, I'd advise you to go through the following Apple support article and blog post from Sonos:

As per Apple support document, you should be able to use AirPlay 2 with a Mac running iTunes.

As per the Sonos blog post, Play:5 will support AirPlay 2.

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