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I LOVE my entire Sonos system and only have one issue. I'm watching a stream on youtube for music that definitely doesn't have surround sound.. Which is completely fine. However, I have a PLAYBAR up front, a sub and two PLAY1's as the surrounds. Its extremely annoying that because theres no surround sound, the PLAY1's do NOTHING. Why can't they just replicate what the PLAYBAR plays?? I don't care if its not surround sound but I desperately want all 3 speakers and the sub to go at once. Its so quiet without the PLAY1's. They're extremely impressive I definitely notice the minute they aren't working. My current way around this is to remove the two play ones as surround's, group them as a room of their own, then group them to the sub and PLAYBAR. This is incredibly annoying! Then as soon as the stream is done I need to go back and set up the entire surround system again to work with my xbox. Is there a different way around this is am not aware of? And yes I have put the rears as FULL s
I'll shortly be having two separate WAN uplinks at my house - one 4G with an associated cost per GB, and the other, uncapped ADSL. I'm load balancing with a Draytek 2925 and routing policies to decide on which uplink to use based on the source and destination IPs. My question with regards to Sonos, what is the source IP? My setup is... 1x Boost 3x Wired Connects 7x Wireless speakers (SonosNet, no Wifi), one of which is a stereo pair. I want to send Spotify streaming up the ADSL uplink, but Tidal up the 4G uplink for the sonos players. I don't want to create a policy based only on the destination, as from my phone I want to sent Tidal over the ADSL uplink (since my phone is syncing, rather than streaming, and I don't care how long it takes) Which source IPs should I use to assign the rules to assign the rules to? Am I right in thinking if I use an IP range including the boost and the wired players only, that would catch everything?
Hello! I have quite a number of Sonos devices, but I have been having trouble with my surround setup. Currently I have a Playbar, two Play3s, and a Sub in my theater room. I have a PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, and Comcast Cable box. From these I have optical cables going to a J-Tech 4x4 optical switcher. Then one optical cable to my playbar. I have my sonos devices connected to my very robust wifi network. After anywhere from around 15-30 minutes my Xbox One S audio starts becoming garbled and eventually cuts out completely. Pulling the power cord on the playbar seems to fix it for awhile. I do not have this problem on any of my other Playbars, though this is the only room with surround sound. All devices are configured for optical bitstream dolby 5.1 (not DTS) out. A couple of points to note: Previously all devices output sound over HDMI through my Sony XBR75X940D which then went to the playbar. In this configuration, it was my PS4 Pro that had this identical garbled audio issu
Hi, just got started with Sonos and have a question/problem. I integrated the speaker with my Zipato home automation system, so it can play files when an event occurs. My first project was to make a doorbell. I saved an MP3 file on my network server, and when someone presses the doorbell, this should play. This works OK, until I play another song/file. Then when someone rings the doorbell, the doorbell file plus the other song/file starts to play. It seems it is building a queue, and when an event happens, instead of just playing the file, it plays that queue. The command I send is: x-file-cifs:\\My Passport\Files\Doorbell\doorbell.mp3 Any idea how I can prevent a queue forming or playing when I just want it to play 1 file? Thanks for the help!
I have a sonos playbar connected to my TV through an optical chord. The apartment I moved into has speakers built into the wall with the copper wiring. I just went to Best Buy and bought a receiver and the Sonos connect (Not connect:amp) based on the sales guys advice. I want to be able to play TV sound through the playbar and external speakers simultaneously. Is this even possible or was the Best Buy guy wrong. Do I need the connect:amp? Or is this impossible?
So, my plans are coming to fruition and I'm closing on a house next week. It's likely to be the site of many get together so plus my own relaxation times, so I want maximum flexibility on sources. I will have Sonos in every room and the pool area, so I want people who visit or come to parties to be able to connect their own devices, without downloading the sonos app. I know of and own a few Bluetooth receivers that will output via analog to an input on my receiver or on one of my Sonos Connects (I'll have three.). But, if someone connects to a Bluetooth receiver in the living room, and walks to the patio or another room, they will exceed the distance, music will break up, the champagne will stop flowing and the magic ends, etc, etc. Is there a multiroom or multiple antenna Bluetooth solution, where one receiver has a much wider range, or multiple receivers are ganged together to one output stage, similar to multiple wifi access points in an enterprise solution? Ideally, I can give
I created 9 separate activities for the 9 daylight hours from 9 am to 5 pm. Each activity was created for the Harmony Hub using hourly audio files uploaded to Amazon Music and then saved as favorites on the Sonos app. I named each activity and set a start time for each hour and a stop time one minute later. Now I have a quiet meditative Tibetan gong that announces the passing of each daylight hour using my Sonos System. My problem is that if I am listening to Sonos and the hourly Harmony Activity plays, it ends and does not return to the Sonos music I was listening to. Is there a way to configure the Harmony Activity in such a way that it plays my hourly time chime and then returns to the music that was previously playing or at least restarts the previous music?
Hi I am building a home automation system using Samsung SmartThings, Philips Hue lights and just bought a 2 x Play 1's. I was really hopeful that the introduction of Sonos would add a lot of value, but unfortunately I'm quite disappointed. Whilst not the fault of Sonos as such; I (and many other people in the community) were hoping for a lot of power with what is considered basic functionality. For example; whilst with SmartThings I can send a single song or Text to Speech (TTS) command to play to Sonos I can't: 1. Send a song/TTS and have Sonos resume a track that's currently playing 2. There is some basic ability to resume a song but at best it will start from the beginning; most of the time it starts playing back a totally different song 3. There is no ability to dynamically create a group outside of the Sonos app. As I said; this isn't totally Sonos' fault; but there are a lot of people desperately hoping for the situation to improve. From what I hear from Samsung, they are pulling
Hi I have written a node.js program that exposes a REST API for interacting with sonos. It was inspired by the program written by jishi, but it is implemented in a very different way and is not compatible with his code. It implements most features available from the controller, as well as a few that are not (such as iplayer radio on demand searching and playback). However it is not designed to be used as a replacement for the controller, but as a way to integrate sonos easily with other systems and home automation setups The code and more information on it is at https://github.com/antxxxx/sonos-swagger-api
Anyone else having a problem with AT&T Uverse Gigapower and Sonos? They use the PACE 5268ac gateway/router from Arris. The Sonos will work but it seems that the Sonos might be taking the whole network down every 2 to 3 days. Basically, things will be working normally for a few days and after a few days, everything stops working and the only fix is to reboot the Pace router. I have many Sonos devices - a few Play5's, two Playbar's, a sub, some Play3s and am Amp. I use the old Sonos Bridge for Sonosnet and the Bridge is directly connected to the Pace gateway/router. I looked up the specs of the Pace router and there is no indication that the router supports spanning tree protocol (STP). https://www.arris.com/globalassets/resources/data-sheets/5268ac.pdf Does anyone know if I'm looking in the right place as I troubleshoot the problem? Are there any workarounds? I'm planning on connecting a few more of the Sonos devices via Ethernet - specifically the Amp and one of the Playb
I was playing spotify through one of my rooms and i decided to extend the Group. All fine so far, streaming no problem. About an hour later i attempted to completely reshuffle the Group - i was basically occupying another room and removing where i had been from the Group. Sonos then got itself in a right pickle. I was n longer able to control the playlist and shortly thereafter and pretty much ever since I have not been able to stream spotify.... ....I can select a playlist and play it, the equaliser graphic suggests that music is playing but nothing is (in any of my rooms). When i attempt to pause the track, Sonos ignores my request, after 30-60 seconds i am advised that the track is not available and then that the Spotify link has been lost. Other sound sources including TuneIn radio and iTunes work fine. I have recycled the power on my Router and I have removed and re-installed Spotify - makes no difference. I have also attempted to stream music directly form the Notify
I'm setting up a home theater system and was interested in using the PlayBar. It would be nice if the PlayBar and Sub and surround speakers can be used for music as well when not being used with the TV. How does that work if the optical line goes from the TV to the PlayBar and the Sub and surround Play 1 are synced with the PlayBar. Can I also run an Ethernet cable to the PlayBar and then control it using the Sonos app or Spotify to play music when the TV isn't being used?
Hello, Have been using SONOS in a simple form (PLAY:1) now and quite enjoy the system and am now looking at a full setup for the living room. I am looking to have full 5.1, bass, soundbar and 2 satellite speakers. This is easy enough however i am looking to integrate two speakers via the connect as the rear speakers. I would like to have these speakers be a stereo set for a turntable setup as well. So the question is can i easily swap between the speakers being a rear part of a 5.1 and then the stereo pair for the turntable? Ideally this would be based on the input (TV vs. Turntable) Most of these components dont exist yet, i am trying to plan it out. Thanks for any help!
Hello and good afternoon Sonos community, I am an AV designer that has been tasked to outfit a semi high-profile residence of a state Governor with a "wireless sound system" This system is to reside in a historical building and as such will not allow for much in the way of modifications let alone opening the walls up to run new speaker wiring. We wouldn't be able to use attic or basements as pathways either as everything is pretty inaccessible. The rooms do have plenty of AC power outlets that would accommodate the Sonos setup fairly well though. There are five rooms/areas that each need sound reproduction and they are all within close range of each other (less than a 50' diameter from the main transmitter) so wireless range should be acceptable. My biggest concern however is that this system will need to incorporate a wireless mic for public speaking events. The Sonos system does have a line input feed that I can take the output of a DSP/mixer setup and send it to the Son
Hello Sonos community, I am doing some initial research to see if a Sonos system would be compatible with our network infrastructure. We have an internal proxy server here so I want to make sure that the Sonos equipment would be able to pass through it. The other topic I want to understand is which ports are absolutely necessary for the Sonos to work on our network. We only plan on using Hotel Radio, Rockbot, Mood Mix, Sound Machine or Tribe of Noise services. We'd like to control all of the Sonos players through the PC or Mac Music control application. We wont be using an android phone or iOS device for this. Here is a list of ports that Sonos requires but I'm sure we don't need all of them. The ones underlined are IMO essential. Please let me know what you guys think. Thank you! [u]80 (Internet Radio, updates and registration)[/u] 443 (Rhapsody, Napster, and SiriusXM) 445 (CIFS) – successor to SMB [u]3400 (incoming UPnP events - Sonos Controller App for Mac or PC)[/u]
There are a couple of other threads in the forums about people having problems using their Sonos system after updating their WiFi to the new Google WiFi mesh network. I wanted to share my experience as well, especially if you also are on Google Fiber. I am on Google Fiber in Kansas City. My entire home network was working just fine... I have a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 wireless router configured as a an access point. I only switched to Google's WiFi ($300) because I am an early adopter. When I switched, setup of the Google WiFi three access points was easy. Things were working great and I was getting decent speeds. The problem is, I couldn't use my Sonos controller on my iPhone or iPad any more. So I went through a lot of trial and error and never got it figured out. I factory reset my Sonos bridge and turned off all of my Sonos speakers to try a fresh install. No matter what I tried, the iOS device connected to my Google WiFi could never see the Sonos bridge, even though it was h
As soon as I select a speaker trough the Spotify app it tries to connect for about 5 to 10 seconds before it goes back to the status not connected. It's the same with every speaker and I have no idea what the problem could be ?
Assuming everything is hard-wired Cat5: if I daisy chain a MacBook Pro to a Sub to a Play:5 to another Play:5 to ultimately a router (Apple AirPort Express), will the MacBook Pro effectively be on the LAN (IP address, network performance)? I have terrible interference in my apartment so Sonos speakers are always dropping off the network and songs frequently drop out. I want to play music uncompressed and wonder if the best quality for that is the connect the MBP directly to the router or if I will get the same level of network performance by connecting the MBP directly into the Sub. Another reason for the question is that the MBP is next to the Sub and the router is about 50 feet away (as the cable runs).
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