Sonos Speakers - Airplay 2 support

Sonos released an update to several models of their speakers, including Sonos One (not to be confused with Play1)  which included support for Apple Airplay 2. 

With Airplay 2, any Apple iOS device (11.4+) or Mac computer can be used to simultaneously stream Cloud Cover Music to any Airplay 2 speakers, receivers or Apple TV's that are connected to the same wireless network.

Combining Airplay 2 capabilities with Cloud Cover Music zones can give you the capability of choosing one stream to play on all your Airplay 2 speakers or have multiple streams playing on different speakers.

Sonos Speakers with Audio Input Port

If your Sonos speakers have an audio input port, plug the device with which you wish to stream directly into the port using the audio cable provided with the Sonos.

There are several Sonos units which offer a line input:

  • PLAY:5 (gen2)
  • PLAY:5 (gen1)
  • CONNECT
  • CONNECT:AMP

For example, if you intend to stream from your CloudBox, connect the CloudBox to the speakers using the audio cable provided with the speakers. If you choose to stream via our mobile app, launch the app and connect your mobile device to the Sonos speakers using the audio cable provided with the speakers.

Sonos Speakers Without Audio Input Port

If your unit doesn't have a line-input, you can bridge the unit to another Sonos unit that does (e.g. PLAY:1 and PLAY:3).  There is a great article on the line-on option by a third party.  See their article here. Or Sono's own article here.  Basic line-in instructions are below in our article as well. 

You can also add a Sonos CONNECT to your setup in order to stream Cloud Cover Music. Go to the Sonos website for videos and to learn more about this external HUB system. 

**We do not have a native Sonos app.

Sonos CONNECT Features:

  • Stream all the music on earth to your stereo
  • Wireless, easy to set up music player
  • Play alone, or link to other Sonos music players in your home
  • Control from anywhere with your smartphone or tablet

Where to buy: http://www.sonos.com/shop/connect

Adding Cloud Cover to the Sonos CONNECT

  • CloudBox: Plug the red/white RCA end points into the back of the Sonos CONNECT device.
  • Computer: You will need a stereo to RCA Y-adapter audio cable (one 1/8-inch stereo headset plug to dual RCA male connectors) to connect the Sonos product’s analog audio output into the computer’s audio input.
  • iOS & Android Apps: If you are connecting a portable music player to the Sonos CONNECT, you will need a 1/8 inch mini-stereo to RCA audio cable instead. Plug the mini-stereo end into the portable device and the RCA end into the Audio In port on the Sonos product.

From the Browse menu of the Sonos App, select Line-In, select the source, and select Play Now. You’ll want to make sure to get the line-in settings adjusted to your liking. By default, the line-in source level setting is 2, which tends to be a little bit on the quiet side, so it’s a good idea to try between level 8 and 10.

Configure Auto-Play as well, by taking a look at this

Troubleshooting

Streaming Issues

If you are not hearing music: 

Check the audio cables to make sure the RCA cables are plugged into Line-in and not Line-out 

The Line-In audio source will automatically appear in the Sonos App when plugged in correctly. 

If no Line-In option appears, please check the RCA cables again or to try another cord. 

If you have trouble with music cutting in and out on your Sonos system:

This might be due to the settings. Try turning your audio settings to "Compressed" by going Menu > Settings > Advanced Settings > Audio Compression in the Sonos app. This will allow the Sonos to more consistently stream audio over your network.

Sonos CONNECT Help Guide

Sonos technical support 800.680.2345. To view a more detailed product guide and installation instructions, please download: http://www.sonos.com/documents/productguides/en/connectguide_en.pdf

Cloud Cover Streaming Device and Software Help

If you require assistance with setting up your streaming device or establishing a streaming connection, please use the chat feature in the bottom right of this page. You can also e-mail support@cloudcovermusic.com. or call our customer support line at 844-422-6249.

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