Play Apple Music on Sonos with AirPlay

If you want to enjoy high-quality sound throughout your home without a complicated setup, Sonos is the perfect choice. It can connect to a wide range of popular streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and more. The Apple AirPlay 2-compatible Sonos speakers further enhance the connection with Apple Music: you can play Apple Music or music stored on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac directly with AirPlay on Sonos.

To Airplay Apple Music to Sonos, you’ll need one of these Sonos products in your system:

  • Sonos One (Gen 1 & 2)
  • Sonos One SL
  • Move, Move 2 
  • Beam (Gen 1 & 2)
  • Amp
  • Playbase
  • Play:5 (Gen 2)
  • SYMFONISK series
  • Roam, Roam 2, Roam SL 
  • Port
  • Ray 
  • Arc, Arc SL
  • Era 100, Era 300
  • Five 

In this guide, we'll explore how to use Airplay to play Apple Music on Sonos with or without an Apple Music subscription.

1. Airplay to Sonos with Apple Music subscription

Option 1. Use Control Center 

To use AirPlay, access the Control Center on your iOS device. You can open the Control Center on an iPhone or iPod touch by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. On an iPhone X or iPad, you can do this by swiping down from the top right of the screen. Tap the icon in the audio card, then tap one or more of your Sonos products in the list to start sending them AirPlay audio.

You can also use AirPlay from your Mac by clicking the AirPlay icon (next to Sound) in the top menu bar and selecting your Sonos speaker.

Option 2. Use the Apple Music app 

The Apple Music app lets you stream tracks via AirPlay without having to use the Control Center. In the Music app, the icon can be found at the bottom of the Now Playing screen.

2. How to Airplay to Sonos after you cancel Apple Music subscription

With Airplay, you can also play music stored on your iOS device or Mac to your Sonos system . However, Apple Music songs you downloaded will disappear after you cancel Apple Music subscription . Here we will show you an easy way to download Apple Music to mp3, so you can still play the Apple Music songs on Sonos even after you cancel Apple Music subscription .

Ondesoft Apple Music Converter is such an Apple Music to mp3 converter that allows you to download Apple Music songs to mp3, m4a, etc. with 100% original quality. Follow below steps and learn how to download Apple Music to mp3.

1. Download and Launch Apple Music Converter

Download, install and launch Ondesoft Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

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2. Sign in to your Apple Music account

Click the Sign in button and enter your Apple ID.

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3. Change output format(optional)

The default output format is lossless M4A. Ondesoft Apple Music Converter also supports converting Apple Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. You can also customize output file name with any combination of title, artist, album, playlist index and track ID.

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4. Select music

Follow the on-screen instructions to choose the playlist or album you want to convert.

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Click Add songs.

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5. Start Conversion

By default, all songs in the playlist/album will be checked. If there are songs you don't want to convert, please uncheck the box. Then click Convert button to start downloading songs to the format you choose.

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After conversion, click below folder icon to quickly locate the downloaded songs.

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Free trial version allows you to convert 3 minutes of each song, to get the full version, please purchase a license.

Use your Mac or transfer the songs to your iOS device, and then play them on Sonos with Airplay.

Besides, you can also play the DRM-free Apple Music songs on any device you like, such as iPod nano , iPod Shuffle , MP3 player , USB driver , iPhone 4 , etc.

If you want to convert Spotify to MP3 , try Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter .

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Download Apple Music songs, albums, playlists to MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF.

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