After researching the forums thoroughly, I have come to understand that we could buy a Play 5 for him along with a Bluetooth receiver, put it in another room, and the audio could be sent to both the Play 5 and the Play 1 that way. What I need to understand before investing in another Sonos is speaker is whether (after the initial setup) the audio could be sent from the iPhone via Bluetooth without using the Sonos app at all: just turn on bluetooth, connect to the receiver and play audio from the phone.
If that's the case, during the initial setup in the Sonos app I could select whether the audio is sent automatically to the Play 1, the Play 5 or both, right? And if I manage to convince him to learn how to use the app, he could use it to select which of the speakers (or both) will play music.
But again, it's very important for him to be able to play music to at least one of the speakers without opening the Sonos app at all.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I hope my description is not confusing. If it's not too much to ask, maybe someone with a similar setup could test it? He's already not impressed with the Play 1 purchase, if we get him a 5 and it doesn't work the way he wants he'll be fuming.
Thanks in advance.
Best answer by pwtView original