AudioBridge for macOS: AirPlay Support for Sonos Speakers

Sonos and AirPlay is a story that has interested users over the past few years. About the Sonos app (the new version I think is not so good) you get pretty much everything transferred to the smart multiroom speakers, alternatively, they are now also susceptible to Spotify Connect, so you can play the speaker in the Spotify app choose. AirPlay support is not officially included and somehow I personally have not missed it in the recent past.

With the launch of the Sonos One, Sonos has pledged support for the new AirPlay 2, but cautiously talked about Playbase and Sonos One in the announcement.

AirPlay support has been working together in the past. I wrote a few years ago about the method of hanging a cheap AirPort Express to a Sonos Play: 5 to make it the AirPlay receiver. Worked great.

But I also used and described software. For example, SonoAir (currently version 1.0 6.1 Beta), which is running free on the Mac, will provide open source support for Sonos on the network.

New on the market is AudioBridge . A software that should jump in where others might fail. The big problem with this solution is the fact that a running Mac is needed. The app scans for running your network and displays all speakers graphically. If you have some that should not be supported, you can deselect them. The interface of the software I also included above.

If the software is running, it also finds the speakers from iPad, iPhone, or other devices that support AirPlay. AudioBridge can be tried for free, the full version costs 8.40 euros. I found it quite interesting that a developer produces a commercial software for the niche – and small details such as the imaging of the speakers and so considered. Otherwise the rest is not rocket science, it runs software, you can stream via AirPlay.

AudioBridge should keep in mind all those who are not running solutions like SonoAir or AirSonos (on Mac or DiskStation).

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