Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers – in reply to another Twitter user – has indicated Apple Music will be compatible with the Sonos internet-connected speaker system as soon as possible.
@jeffmc it will be ASAP, but not at launch
— ian c rogers (@iancr) June 25, 2015
Although Beats Music did have native support on the popular internet-connected speaker system, there have been no announcements about a partnership with Apple Music so far. In the tweet, Rogers confirms that there will be no Sonos integration at launch.
Earlier this month, a Sonos representative said:
“Sonos will not have Apple Music on it at launch but we fully expect to support them when they’re ready to focus on the home listening experience. Right now they’re fully focused on mobile .”
For the short term, Apple Music users will be forced to workaround the issue via a connected Apple TV or AirPort Express to get the music streaming into their Sonos equipment. Apple Music can also be streamed via Bluetooth to wireless speakers.
Apple Music debuts as part of iOS 8.4 on Tuesday, June 30 at 8AM Pacific time. The Beats 1 streaming radio station will begin its first broadcasting day one hour later, at 9AM PST.