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Beam on College Apartment Wifi

I recently got a Sonos Beam for Christmas and am back in my college town, connected to my apartment WiFi. I bought a TP Link travel router and have it on “router mode”, which worked for about a week a...

New living room setup - advise appreciated

Hi all - appreciate guidance on best way to tackle this. We are doing a reno and will be starting from scratch - great room dimensions are 21’ x 36’. Living room area (fireplace and tv) on south 21’...

Sonos with node.js, my attempt!

INFO Source code here: https://github.com/jishi/node-sonos-http-api Sonos Web Controller draft (work in progress!): https://github.com/jishi/node-sonos-web-controller Sonos IR control (requires lircd...

Adding SONOS to existing surround sound setup through a Marantz NR1504 Receiver - is it possible?

We have a Marantz NR1504 receiver that is connected to our cable internet and has a surround sound speaker system we use to play both music (usually Pandora, itunes and occasionally our record player)...

Does Sonos take advantage of the full mesh-wifi capabilities?

I've recently installed a Eero based mesh network in my house to reach all the awkward little corners that my previous setup could not. I have to say I'm impressed with it. One thing has been botheri...

How to clone Sonos browse options at new location

I have had Sonos at my house for years. I'm in the process of selling it and several of the speakers are still there. I'm living in an apartment in a new city with some of my speakers. The music op...

Sonos Pair Data Usage

I have a Play 5 connected to a computer line-in and another paired to it using a mobile hotspot. Can someone help me to understand what kind of data usage would be implicated in this setup? There is...

Enable Play1 Surrounds to act like front L/R

I have an open kitchen/living room with the playbar and sub in the living room near the TV. While cooking with the hood vent on, it is difficult to hear the playbar without it cranked all the way up....

SONOS setup

Hey there! First of all, to thank you in advance for the help! I currently own one Play:5 and two Play:1 speakers, and I'd like to expand my setup. At the moment I'm thinking of adding a sub, and an...

Working with Linksys Velop

I recently moved to a new, larger home and started from scratch. I purchased the 3-node Linksys Velop system for Wifi coverage and have 5 Sonos units. I have seemingly very good Wifi coverage with a...

Connect cannot update!

I have 1 x Play 1 & 1 x Play 5 in my system connected via wifi. Then I have ordered a Connect to my existing Stereo. It will not connect, I have tried severeal times both with cable and wireless. I ha...

Help needed tuning spanning tree - Ethernet port become blocked in switch

I've run into a situation where a Connect AMP prefer a weak SonosNet connection over using wired Ethernet. I have 4 permanently and 1 occasionally powered Sonos units: a) Connect (wired Ethernet) b)...

Granting guest access to Sonos, but not entire network

Looking to set up guest access to Sonos during parties, without giving up main wifi network info. I understand I could just set it up on a guest network, but I use Sonos daily on my main network (alon...

Time Based Volume Limits

I am really hoping that we could have a time based volume limits setting. This would mean you could set multiple volume limits which apply at different points in the day. Therefore if 9pm the volume...

Sonos Connect AMP and Powered Speakers (e.g. Audio Engine A5)

I just invested in a Sonos Connect:Amp, which I'm successfully using with with a turntable I received as a Christmas gift. I love the setup. I happen to have two Audio Engine A5 powered speakers in...

Status topology, detect if device is coordinator

Hi everyone, I need a way to determine if a sonos device is a coordinator or not. But I don't want to use the simple http request method where you just parse the response of /status/topology. Instead...

Explain Sonos 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz

Obviously, this question has been discussed in this forum, I want to clarify some questions. 5Ghz is only used in a 5.1 set up I suppose? In terms of connectivity bond, projecting sound from Tv (Movi...

Audio compression issues with Line-In vs. Airplay 2

This article indicates that there are bandwidth limitations when using uncompressed audio with line-in and many speakers: https://support.sonos.com/s/article/1080 I am trying to use iTunes as my musi...

sonos BEAM / play 5 / one / vinyl / TV

Bonjour à tous, je rencontre actuellement la problématique suivante. j'ai branché la play5 à une platine vinyle avec le cable RCA, et cela fonctionne parfaitement. Neanmoins, quand j'utilise la platin...

Wireless Mesh using Bridge, separate from Home Wifi

I have a wired Bridge and multiple wireless amps and speakers that originally was on a separate Sonos Boost mesh but now (somehow) switched to my home Wifi and share bandwidth with my other wireless d...

Connecting Sonos to existing speakers

How do I stream everything through Sonos and my other set of speakers? I have a turntable too. Would love for everything to come through Sonos and Bose speakers. I have a Denon Amp. Thanks.

Differing firmware versions on hardware!

I have a Connect Amp on v8.6, it missed the update to 9.1 that all my other devices are on due to non use for the 4 week download 'window' in September. When switching on now it insists on being updat...

Wired and Wireless Together

I've got two Connect:Amps and a Play:1. The two Connect:Amps are connected into a network switch with standard network cables, and the Play:1 needs to connect wirelessly as there are no network cables...

Sonos system keeps dropping

My Sonos system keeps dropping sound it will play fine for a few hours then the sound will drop but the music still “plays”. I’ve done everything that Sonos has told me to do 3 months ago—and the issu...


Can I import a SONOS Playlist into my iTunes Library? I think not but thought I'd ask. Cheers!


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