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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
I just moved my home office, which meand my wifi router and bridge are in new locations. I wanted to review my Network matrix to see what it looked like after the move. When I got to x.x.x.x:1400/support/review/ , the only thinks that comes up now is a hyperlink that says network martrix (the other links are no longer there) and if i click on the link, the table does not appear.
Hello there Sonos-comrades I am building a little software for controlling my Sonos speakers. I have managed a ton of things to automate, however, I am hyper struggling in figuring out how to build a POST query that returns the tree of options for a given music services. on the same line, I can post the following code and set the AV to my current queue but I can't figure out how to switch back to another provider (spotify/amazon..) 0 x-rincon-playlist:RINCON_5CAAFD7916DE01400#0 Any help on this is wildly appreciated. thx!!
I have been trying to figure out how to automatically play an Amazon playlist when I turn on my system. I don't want to have to open an app, choose the provider, find the playlist and select shuffle every time. I was advised by a Sonos rep on Chat to add amazon music to one of my stations in the sonos app but when I select add station, it asks for a URL not a playlist.
I am thinking of adding a ZP80 (ebay, cheap...) which would be a wired Ethernet connection to my network where I already have a Play:1 - These two rooms are close to one another and I would not want delay if they were in the same group - Would I have a problem in this config ? Does a Bridge solve any of this ? Wifi coverage is not an issue otherwise..thank
I have a couple Play 3 speakers that I plan on using in a retail store environment. The outlets which these devices are going to be plugged into will be turned off through the circuit breaker every night when the store closes. When the circuit breaker switch is turned back on will the Sonos systems automatically power themselves on or will they have to be manually powered on every day? Thanks
Hello, I am the beginner of Sonos, our company bought Sonos Play:5 and Sonos Connect. Our Sonos equipment are not able to setup and connect with our below WIFI networks (total 9 APs within office). 1. Guest WIFI with landing page 2. Staff WIFI with security type 802.1x Would you please advise what should I do? Thanks, Davidson
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