Launch a Sonos Playlist with your iPhone and an NFC Tag
NFCs are great low cost discs that can trigger all kinds of things when you wave your iPhone over them. In this post we will show you how to combine an Orto Shortcut, NFC Tag and Shortcut Automation to play a Sonos playlist from an NFC Tag.
Orto Shortcuts requires the premium version of Orto. Download on the Apple App Store
You will need your Orto Shortcut for Sonos (or any Siri Shortcut) setup before you complete these steps
Load the Apple Shortcuts App
Tap 'Automation' on the bottom navigation bar
Tap + at the top right to create a new automation
Choose "Create Personal Automation"
Scroll down to NFC
Tap Scan next to 'NFC Tag'
Now slowly tap the top of your iPhone on the NFC tag
Give this new NFC Tag it's own name
Tap Add Action - This is where we are going to tell the Automation what to do
Either Search or Scroll to find "Shortcuts"
Pick Run Shortcut - iOS 15 has lots of options here
Tap on the grey-ed out shortcut label after Run
Pick the Shortcut you want to trigger - you must have a Shortcut pre-setup at this stage!
Toggle off Ask before running - this will make everything smoother. But you still might find it is best to unlock your iPhone before 'tagging'