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I am a college student and I live with 4 other roommates. I have 3 play 1's, a playbar and a sub. I do not want any of my roommates to have access to my system. Sonos please make it so you have to log into your system when you download the controller!!!! This is extremely frustrating because I have spend a lot of money on these and I do not want them to have access to my speakers.
Is it possible to launch the Sonos Controller app on Android through a URL? A similar function exists for Spotify and Pandora: - pandora://channel_name - spotify://app/browse Found an old topic which referred to SonoPad app which supported URL links but this is for iOS and obviously not the official Sonos Controller app.
Hey all, I've got a Sonos Playbar mounted on the wall underneath my TV. I've also got a Sonos Sub separately. I was wondering if it's possible to adjust the bass level from the Playbar separately from the Sub. I've even be keen to turn off the Playbars bass entirely, and just have the Sub handling it. Thanks in advance for your assistance!
This is my setup: 1 - TVs on wall in room. 2 - Ceiling Speakers in the same room 3 - Ceiling speakers are connected to Sonos AMP 4 - Sonos AMP is in an electrical cupboard away from the room (around 20m) 5 - CAT6 cables running from the electrical cupboard to connection points behind the TV I would like to play sound from the TV to the ceiling speakers where, the volume is controlled using the standard TV Remote. Does anyone have experience successfully using HDMI ARC over Ethernet to achieve this? Something like: TV HDMI-ARC Port -> HDMI Cable -> HDMI:CAT 6 Convertor -> CAT 6 Cable -> CAT6:HDMI Convertor ->HDMI Cable ->Sonos AMP. What are the HDMI:CAT 6 convertors called? and what are the best brands to go for? Thanks in advance for any help with this. Drinky
I'm looking for a little advanced help on getting my Sonos speakers to work on a weird network configuration. I have a pfSense gateway, which runs my unifi wifi controller software on top. My wifi is set up with two networks: a primary network (vlan 4) and a IoT network (vlan 3). I specifically prevent the IoT network from reaching out to the Internet, it is only allowed to reach back to the primary network. So, primary network (VLAN 4) can reach everything with all protocols, and IoT network (vlan 3) can only reach back to VLAN4 on all protocols. I enabled pfSense 'allow ip options' on both interfaces on their main allow flow rules. I have a single unifi AP, which is connected directly to my pfSense gateway (no switches in the path, to aid in troubleshooting). I tried using pfSense IGMP Proxy which doesn't seem like it actually does anything. So, I grabbed and compiled udp-broadcast-relay-redux and compiled it for pfsense. This is a little daemon which lets you listen
I saw this video that explained to me the Spanning Tree Protocol and Broadcast Storms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAIsFX1XPHo Since I have multiple Sonos speakers connected with wire and some are wireless, and by connecting at least one speaker with wire will make that speaker the hub of the SonosNet, as I understand it. So my setup might be applicable to the "Broadcast Storm" problem. From what I understand, this can be prevented by two ways: - Sonos has their own STP solution, so even if you mix wired and wireless speakers, "it should work", correct? - You start using switches that supports STP (or one of the other variants RSTP/MSTP), which will notice duplicated packets and remove them, correct? I have a router and from that I branch out to Netgear GS105 switches (which then might connect to other GS105 switches - I have know idea if they have STP support or not). [b]But my question is...[/b] - How would I even know if I got "Broadcast Storm" problem in my
Hi there, I currently have a small setup comprising of 3 Play:1's and a connect:amp. These are complimented by a Sonos Boost. I am not tech savvy and seek some clarification. I have setup my bridge in th eoofice which is connected to my modem router via an ethernet switch. The Connect:amp is in the lounge room and is connected via ethernet. The play:1's are all setup as wireless around different locations of my house. The boost sits next to one of the Play:1's and is connected wirelessly. The entire system seems to work fine with the occasional drop out. I recently purchased the TP Link Deco mesh system which made me pull my hair out as I could not get Sonos to work, and if it did, only 1 play:1 was showing, not four. At this time, I unplugged the mesh system and reverted to my Belkin range extender's network and I have all products working. Should I have the boost connected via ethernet to gain better communication with all speakers, or is this setup suitable? I have read on
Having problems with a setup that has 32 Sonos devices. Problems are: * - songs dropping out on various speakers * - slow to group or various speakers dropping off group * - volume control does not work for many speakers or there is a big delay in volume change. ** "please note client likes to group (all) speakers at all times" Here are the details: * - last diagnostic = 966076468 * - Client has ATT router model BGW-210 * - Currently I have the ATT router WiFi disabled and set for IP passthrough to an Eero system. * - One Eero is hardwired and 4 others are wireless to extend coverage. * - House is older construction without cat5 lines run and too costly to run them. * - currently one (boost) is hardwired about 6 feet away from any other wifi. * - (1) Play 1 is hardwired to boost about 3 feet from boost and other wifi devices. * - Currently I have 6 ethernet over powerline adapters on various Sonos devices in the house to try to fix the issue. Here are things I hav
Right now moderators enforce, that [quote=ratty] Promotion of commercial products is not permitted here. [/quote] [quote] Forum policy is not to allow the explicit exploitation of these forums for any commercial purposes outside of Sonos. This includes sales and support activity. To permit such operations could lead to conflicts of interest and a potential free-for-all. [/quote] ([url]http://forums.sonos.com/showthread.php?p=176642[/url]) Personally I think this is a policy which actually hinders Sonos to grow for specific target groups. Any third party contribution (regardless of being paid or not) will fill some perceived gaps/limitation of the current Sonos offering thus increasing the overall market appeal of the system. This forum is probably the only place where users looking for answers travel by to make an informed decision whether to invest into the Sonos ecosystem or not. For instance it took me a long time until I realized that there were Windows Phone Apps (and it's a p
I would love to get an ARC and connect it to my TV via HDMI….BUT in addition, I would like to connect my CD player to the ARC. Can I do that using the OPTICAL connection on the ARC? If not, what is the simplest way to connect a CD player to the Sonos wireless speaker world. I don’t have any wired speakers, so the AMP is not really needed for me.
Hi, I watched the Youtube video explaining the steps to setup a Connect with an Elite compatible receivers. I understand in the steps that you have to select the Elite zones you want the music (main - zone2 - zone3) QUESTION: If i need main and zone2, will it show in the Sonos app as two different zones that i could power on independently, like if i had two Play Ones? I don't need to play different music because it is an open erea but i want to be sure that i can select the main or the zone2 or both (group) exactly the same way it already works with Sonos gears. Want to avoid using Pioneer app to power on zones. Thanks,
I'm still debugging this but wondered if anyone else has come across it. My Beam is all installed via WiFi and I'm very happy with it. However I thought I'd hard wire it to my network as I have fixed connections to most of the permanently connected devices. Unfortunately (tried 4 times now) when I connect a network cable after a few seconds all my home network dies. Symptoms from another PC is that I can no longer ping the gateway (192.168.0.1) any more. Unplug the Beam and it recovers. Network is Virgin Media SuperHub -> TP-Link T2600G switch -> devices. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks - David
Hello, I have my 3-unit Sonos system setup in boost mode. I have confirmed this by following the instructions here: https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3453/~/how-to-check-if-sonos-is-in-a-standard-or-boost-setup With my system in Boost mode I expected to be able to see my Sonos network in the list of WiFi networks identified by WiFi scanning tools. However, I'm unable to see it. I don't necessarily expect it to have an obvious SSID but I've been able to ascribe other SSIDs (at least those with with strong signals in my home) to other sources. Can others see their Sonos network using WiFi scanning tools? If I should not be expecting to see it, could someone please explain why? (I thought SonosNet was just a dedicated WiFi network) I'm not having any problems with my system. I'm just asking this out of curiosity. Thanks FYI, I've tried the following WiFi scanners https://lizardsystems.com/wi-fi-scanner/ https://www.acrylicwifi.com/en/wlan-softwa
Hello? I have a unique TV setup that does not allow for center mounting of a single center channel speaker.I want to put in. A surround sound Sonos system and am curious if I can “link” two speakers together as a center channel or if I will have delay or other issues? Thank you.
I have an upcoming party with a couple of DJ's. We intend to use a Pioneer DDJ system with RCA output. The DDJ does not have optical out. I plan to connect the Pioneer DDJ to my LG TV (via AV/RCA cables) then group the playbar with the rest of the speakers in a single zone. Are there any issues with this? Am I correct in thinking there will be a 70ms delay between the playbar and the rest of the speakers? If this is the case perhaps the issue will be tollerable based on different physical rooms being out of sync, or alternatively I could simply turn down the play bar and turn everything else up.. I have 15 other SONOS speakers. Any thoughts would be appreciated
Just brought up a network at home, and the matrix now looks terrible. Details below. Something is clearly wrong. You can see in the attached matrix that there is no root device, and a lot of STP is blocked. Wired devices are turning up orange. This Sonos system has “evolved” over 5 years and several routers, bridge swapped for boost, etc. I feel like it maybe needs a factory reset. There are a few settings in there I care about, but could live without (a couple of playlists, DSP tuning of the speakers). Here are the full details: I'm using Sonos Net for the wireless. Here's the network topology: Unifi USG router -> Unifi switch 8 (root switch). root switch -> Sonos Boost. root switch -> Playbase "Living Room" root switch -> Unifi switch 8 (secondary switch). secondary switch -> Sonos Connect (Office). Sonos Play5 II, wireless, near boost (“Birthday”) Sonos Play5 I, wireless, near connect (“Smoky”) The Unifi switches are set up the recommended way for Sonos. Spa
I recently completed a four-room setup in my home that required that multiple centrally-located amplifiers be powered on and off automatically based on what their corresponding Sonos Connects were up to. My solution is centered on a Raspberry Pi 2 and a dusting of code on top of the summit built buy @jishi from this forum. I have attached a photo of what it physically looks like in my case. And here a copy of the Readme from the code's GitHub page. I hope others may be able to benefit! https://github.com/geeeyetee/SonosAmpJuicePi [h1]SonosAmpJuicePi[/h1] [h2]Purpose[/h2] The purpose of this application is to turn power off and on at the mains for centrally-located amplifiers/receivers, using GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi connected to relays (such as the PowerSwitch Tail). [h2]App.js[/h2] [list] [*]Edit the `amps` variable to associate each of your sonos player/room names with a GPIO physical pin number (which you in turn have connected to a relay that controls power to th
[h1]Troubleshooting Subnets and Players:[/h1] [h2]Summary:[/h2] Recently, I had two (2) players drop off the network: one P1 and one P3. The P1 returned after 2+ hours all by itself and updated. The P3 did not, this is her story. [i]I won't TL;DR you here, suffice it to say I tried the listed options below per-typical when speakers drop off and these steps did not work due to other issues I call out below. Enough is written on them in Sonos Community and maybe other forums to aide you with questions and exacting order of operation for these items: ( Listed in order of trial: ) [list] [*] Sonos Controller > Settings > Add Player > re-add the lost player -- wait ~3-10 minutes for speaker to re-appear; [*] Unplug - wait 30s (at LEAST 10s) -- replug - wait ~3-10 minutes for speaker to re-appear; [*] RESET (I don't do this lightly and don't recommend you do either since it means loss of most (all?) speaker history from Sonos account) using the PLAY+Plug-In_until_amber(red)_wh
Hello all,I just wanted to see if anyone has any advice or suggestions for addressing an issue I’m experiencing with my set up. I currently have a Samsung JS8500 from 2015, which means it has ARC, but no EARC. I use a Chromecast with Google TV for all of my streaming. And I recently purchased a Sonos Arc to replace my previous Pioneer soundbar. I understand that I cannot get Atmos directly from the TV to the ARC because the TV lacks EARC, so I purchased the Orei HDA-931 Audio Extractor (https://www.orei.com/products/dual-hdmi-earc-audio-extractor-converter-4k-60hz-18g-hdmi-2-0-arc-support-hda-931) hoping to feed the Chromecast into the device and then split the video to the TV and send the EARC to the ARC soundbar.I can confirm that this set up works - I can watch movies on Netflix and the Sonos app shows the audio as Atmos. I also see the Audio In under the system info as Dolby Atmos (DD+).The problem is that when I hit the power button on the Chromecast remote to turn the TV (an
I have a Sonos Port and five Sonos: 1 speakers, all connected to an eero pro-6 tri-band. The Port is connected to the gateway eero via Ethernet. None of the speakers are wired (none are connected via Ethernet) but show up in the eero app as if they are wired to the gateway, same as the Port, which must mean they are connected via wifi to the Port, right? (I'm seeing their serial numbers in the list of Ethernet connected devices in the eero app.)The app says it's unable to connect to Sonos and shows the let's fix it link. I've followed that process a gazillion times to no avail. I've tried the find missing devices instructions a gazillion times. Nothing works.It all worked fine before I added the eeros. How do I get the Sonos app to find the devices connected to the eero? Again, only the Port is wired. Only two of the speakers are in the same room, but all show as connected in the eero app.
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