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I've failed twice trying to get an auxiliary wireless way in to my Sonos system. Is there a solution? I sometimes wish to listen to music on webpages (like Bandcamp before purchasing) and for that purpose I've tried connecting both a Bluetooth Reciever and Airplay/Airport Express to my Connect line in. But both setups have failed. It seems impossible to get sound without major interruptions. I realize the wireless traffic is increased since it is: Basestation to computer - computer to Bluetooth and then the ordinary Sonos traffic. But is this really to much for making it work? Especially Bluetooth shouldn't consume too much bandwidth. Wifi Router is perhaps 4-5 meters from computer, computer has been between one to three meters when trying. Why isn't this working. The interruptions I get are major. Completely useless audio.
Current setup: - Samsung UN55KU6300 with smart remote - Sonos Playbar - HDMI 1: Ruko 3 - HDMI 2: Playstation 4 I am attempting to configure my TV remote to control the volume coming from the Sonos Playbar. The Remote Control Setup feature in the Sonos app does not inherently work with this TV remote, and I already found help topics describing how to use the Universal Remote setup on the TV to assign a dummy device to the TV input, thus enabling the IR transmitter on the TV remote. Then, the Sonos Remote Control Setup feature will complete successfully. My issue is that the volume control will only work for that single TV input. If I change inputs, the remote no longer controls the Sonos Playbar volume unless I go through the Remote Control Setup again, in which case it overwrites the connection with the other input. I know other people have been having this issue, but has anyone found a solid solution? My TV does not have an IR input, so I can't use an IR blaster. Has a
Is anybody able to use the limited UPnP server option available in Sonos? ie. Manage|Settings|Advanced|MusicSouces|ShowRhapsodyUPnPServers Are you able to browse the server? Are you able to queue albums? Which media server are you using? Or, is anyone successfully browsing and queuing albums using Sonos' "Show Windows Media Server" option? I would like experiment a little with these, but am having trouble finding anything which works.
I have a b&o mini system in the living room with the sonos hooked into it from line out. I have run speakers to the kitchen as well, in the other room. Problem I am having is that the signal on line out is not as strong as the direct speakers from the sonos amp. Wondering what a good solution might be, headphone amp system. other problem is the speakers are in the kitchen and can't be muted. Not enough room for sonos in kitchen. anybody.... I know I know silly setup. just didn't want the amp to waste...
The last 2 months has been a disaster. Every since the alarm issue in Dec of 16 my system has gone to pot. Let me clarify that I've been with Sonos as an early adopter probably close to 10 years now so I've got experience in how it used to be. I have multiple units including 1 soundbar, 1 sub, 6 plays, 7 connect amps, 2 bridges and 1 boost. First there was this alarm issue and the solution was to wait until the new year and that would fix it. Proactive for sure. Ever since the alarm meltdown my sonosnet has been spotty to say the least. Yesterday with most of my system being unreachable or unplayable or not being able to group units I decided to move from Sonosnet to my wireless as the backbone. I'd always used and been happy with sonosnet but I believe all things change and perhaps it was time. Boy was that a mistake. Once all units showed up as ready I hit party mode and guess what, half of the units weren't added. A few tries later and every unit but one would come on
This topic should assist with pairing multiple devices connected via HDMI on the Smart Hub to use the Sonos Playbar through the Optical Connection. Once the TV has been completely setup. Ensure that the Sonos optical cable is connected to the Samsung Smart Hub. These settings will only allow you to use the remote for volume control on the devices connected on the HDMI Ports, it will not allow you to control them via Samsung's Anyconnect option. If you need to control a device using the Anyconnect feature, then ignore setting up that HDMI port. As an example, I have 3 devices (Playstation, Amazon Fire TV & Chromecast) connected to the HDMI Ports. To Setup, follow these steps: [b]For TV & Amazon Fire TV Settings[/b] 01. Select Sources from the menu. 02. Select Universal Remote 03. Select New Device 04. Select Home Theater 05. Type Sonos on the search option 06. Select Sonos 07. Select the HDMI Port of the device being setup 08. Select Power Test (Nothing will happen) 09.
Hi everyone, I currently have a bar and sub in the lounge, 5 in the living room and 1 in the kitchen. I want to add a player in my shed, but my WiFi does not connect on my phone down there. I have power, but I have read that powerline extensions are a no no with Sonos. I struggle with tech and WiFi networks etc, so I was hoping that someone might be able to give me some guidance. My internet is via phone line as there is not cable down our road. The WiFi router is pretty poor, the signal is shit even though the house is tiny. My shed is around 20m from the house. And as it stands I can't pick up any WiFi at all. The shed does have power in it. But I have read that powerlines don't really work with Sonos. I think that I might need some sort of WiFi booster but I have no idea what i need and where to get it from. If it would make things much better then I can run a LAN cable if required, although this would be a massive ball ache. Ideally I want a simple plug
Hi - I asked that question a couple of years ago: I'm using my own software to control my Sonos using UPnP for some special setup. When sending an audio file, in UPnP it's a simple webserver that handles the player's request. Sonos devices handle well, when the file is flac or wav, a HTTP transfer mode named chunked-encoding which is used when the source does/can not know the size of the file to be transmitted and just send data in chunks. Strange enough, chunked-encoding does not work with MP3 and I can't see the reason why, so the un-elegant workaround is to fake a file size and cut the HTTP connection when needed. I was hoping that this would be corrected with new releases, but it does not seem to be or there is another reason that I'd be curious to know. I know this is not a forum for dev and Sonos has little reason to spend quality time on that, but raising a ticket does not hurt and if it ever reaches the dev team, they might want to correct that for sake of a cleaner implemen
I have an Echo dot going into the line in of my Play5 in my bedroom. I've grouped it with my living room (Playbar plus SUB) before, but it's not grouped now. I'll be listening to Sirius radio as the source in my living room, for example, and all of a sudden it just jumps to the line in source from my bedroom - totally randomly, and it happens periodically throughout the day. I'm not sure if Alexa is "waking up" for some reason and starting to play something, but it shouldn't matter; because as a result of this problem also occurring in the bedroom (play5 just starts playing randomly in the other room), I always have that on mute. I can't figure out why this is happening. I'm going to start removing culprits, one at-a-time, like unplugging the Echo Dot and see if it keeps switching sources, and maybe even reset the controller; but this is really getting annoying. This is pretty much a call-out, to see if anyone else has seen such funkiness.
Hi All. I'm relatively new to Sonos as of last year. My query is how to add artwork to Artist Folders on a shared drive. My setup is via a NAS drive. Now i'm not talking about Album Artwork. This displays fine. What I am talking about is when browsing my Music Library which is on a NAS Network drive and scrolling though Artist selection there does not appear to be anyway to display artwork on a folder to display on the sonos app. I tried everything from embedding artwork to the folder itself but no joy. Looking at other posts from 2013 has suggested it is not possible? Surely this is not the case?
I'm considering purchasing the Sonos system and I'm looking for integration ideas with the NEst and Philips hue lights - maybe with smartthings? I'm deaf so the music isn't really a concern of mine. But I do have some ideas that I've always wanted to do. In Star Trek, when they go into battle, they flip on red alert and then there's red lights blinking. I'd love to do something like this for the fire alarm with the Nest protect. They already have an integration with the hue lights (a bit on the slow side though and sometimes you have to reconnect it). Would love if when the nest protect went off, the lights blinked red AND the sonos blared red alert from star trek. Maybe also a proximity sensor - when specific people come home, different types of music plays so other people in the house know? Are any of these possible?
First off, I LOVE SONOS! I've had the system for 3 years now. Been experiencing some issues lately and in reading threads in the community, I've become a bit over loaded with tech speak/potential issues with my system...so...thought I'd toss this out to the community and see if I can streamline the education/approach to my issues. Our system consists of: 2 Play 5's, 4 Play 3's, 3 Play 1's, a Sound Bar and a Sub Verizon Router and 2 WAP's Our router is located in our detached garage and we have two WAP's in the house. In the middle of the house sits our Sound Bar, Sub and WAP #1. WAP#1 is 2' from the sub and Sound Bar and it is Ethernet connected to the sub. There are 3 Sonos speakers east of WAP #1 and 2 between WAP #1 and WAP #2 with a third speaker, a Play3 Ethernet connected to it. (They sit side by side, virtually touching). WAP #2 sits 40' west of WAP #1. I use our Play5's outside in the backyard around our fire pit as well as on our deck. The deck is nearest to t
So this is extremely annoying and I am extremely frustrated with the producr to date. I have had these device almost 2 years now for the most part, and have been having this issue the last year. So the issue is with the application or the speaker itself. About 4 months ago, I upgraded our home Wireless internet with a new router/modem repeaters, etc. i thought this was the issue with the connectivity. Apperently thats not the issue, because it is happening to date. Here is the system: Play 3 - Garage PlayBar - Fam Room (Closest to router) Sub - Fam Room (Closest to router) Play 5 Gen 1 - Main Area (Furthest From Router) Play 3 - Master Bedroom Play 1 - Master Bath Description: So this occurs intermittently, there is no cause, pattern, or reason quite frankly. Most commonly it occurs in the fam room, and the main area. I live in a split level home. The speakers are all connected wirelessly and connect to a Bridge which is hardwired to the router. All of my speakers conne
Hey there, our house has mutliple Wifi names throughout: KitchenWifi, PoolWifi, LoungeWifi, BedroomWifi - the reason being is we found having them all the same name (eg. EntireHouseWifi) resulting in devices keeping a latch on routers that could be far away (weaker) rather than the stronger signals nearby. Having the wifi networks different names meant if you were on your laptop in the kitchen, you could purposefully choose "KitchenWifi" and be 100% sure you were on that particular router. My question then, is how do I connect different players to particular networks - from what I can see, you can only choose ONE, and your speakers will all try to latch to that name? Or am I wrong? Second part to the question is, if I connect my Play3 by the pool to the ethernet network via cable, does that take governance of the signal/path or will the speaker still attempt to join the Wifi mesh?
Hi support, I have an issue where I can't get surround speakers to work with my current computer/Sonos setup. I've read a lot of stuff on the issue but couldn't find a satisfying answer. I own a playbar, 2xPlay:1s and they are configured as surround system in my sonos controller. So I have this computer hooked up on my Samsung TV (Model: PN51F5300) with a HDMI cable. It has an Asus P6X58D-E motherboard with AMD 6770 gpu. The playbar is connected on my tv through the optical cable. I suspect my tv doesn't relay anything else than PCM/2.0. When I go into sound settings of the tv, I only have the option of PCM. The other option doesn't output any sound. [img]10998c58-6667-45c5-8f82-8ee1e6757a4d.jpg[/img] I tried to connect the computer's optical cable directly to the sound bar and it did not work. My main source of video comes from my Plex server. In both cases, when I play music through the sonos apps, it works perfectly. I understand that my TV doesn't relay anything el
I have a challenge for anyone up to the task. Not a straightforward arrangement so I have attached a diagram which I hope makes sense. (They say a picture paints a thousand words ) I live in the country and have little or no broadband. I therefore use an EE Huawei E5180s-22 4G LTE 150Mbps Router Cube. I place this in the bedroom as it gets the best 4G signal here ( Up to 32mb ) I have cable from the back of this router to my office, which is where most of my tech lives. In my office I have an RJ45 splitter box which then connects my iMac, Lightwave system and Netgear Arlo home security system. I also connect in to a TP link power extender at this point which then provides good coverage throughout my house on all floors. I have a play 1, 3 & 5 in the house which I have set up using the ethernet cable and used all of these speakers wirelessly when I first set up the system. There is also a cable from this splitter box to an out building some 100 metres away. Within the
I'm scratching my head here. I have a surround setup with a Playbar up front and two Play 5s in the back: Music is the priority, movies when it's chilly at night. Play 5s have an aux input, which is a solid reason why I forced over the extra cash (sound is obviously the other). Plugging in the turntable (has a preamp), or anything for that matter, doesn't allow me to select "Aux In" on the app. Have tried countless times, tried the other speaker, resetting the whole system, resetting the controller, nothing works. But... If I plug just one play 5 into the turntable and not group it to the system during initial setup... It works. But as soon as I add it into the group, aux no more. Anyone have ideas or suggestions in their similar setup? Really boggled here!
I have purchased a QNAP NAS and will be moving all my music files from an old NAS to the new server and also setting up Plex with Sonos. I have created a ton of playlists through the SONOS app, once I point SONOS to the new location of the music files with the playlists continue to work or will they all have to be created again?
I currently have a TV audio out connecting to the interface module of a Cinemate Series II on SPDIF. I am exploring the following scenario - 1. Connect TV out to Connect Line-in through analog 2. Connect Connect out to Cinemate in through SPDIF I have been reading aplenty and spoke to the Sonos support, and have been getting different responses (including 2 variations from Sonos support). Will this scenario above - 1. Work? 2. Not work? 3. Work with the 70ms delay? For the moment, lets assume a single room scenario.
I apologise for this question not being Sonos specific. Hopefully you guys can give me a couple pointers to potential solutions. I have an extensive iTunes music library stored on a NAS. Most of the files are ALAC, a few are mp3 and aac. I use a Sonos system to play this library in my home. Now I have an Android phone. Is there an app that would allow the phone to access the NAS, convert-copy selected music/playlists from the NAS to the phone for playing offsite? I tried copying some ALAC files to the phone but they are darned big! I need to dumb them down to mp3 or something so they fit. I was able to convert selected songs down to aac/mp3 within iTunes but that is cumbersome. And I don't want the whole library, cause it's darned big, too! Thanks in advance for your suggestions. Dwayne
Currently, I am living on campus as a freshman in a dorm in college. The wifi used here is a roaming wifi called "Eduroam," and both my Iphone SE and MacBook Pro use it as the primary wireless internet source for my room. I have an Airport Time Capsule used as, basically, a giant backup flashdrive since I was unable to connect it as a router for my room. I realize that the new Sonos systems require, in most cases from what I have seen on other threads, a wireless internet source to receive updates and operate with a phone or tablet as the controller. However, my Play:1 detects the Eduroam and attempts to connect to it; but when I insert my given school password (each student has a unique password based on their student i.d. number), there is a long delay and it claims that it (the Play:1 through my Sonos phone application) is unable to connect to the Eduroam network. Is there anyway I can simply connect my Play:1 to my laptop via ethernet cable to access it directly or into my Airport
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