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.


From the System Requirements:

You can stream from:

Mac or PC with iTunes 12.8 or later

To update your iTunes version see here.


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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