Is there a way to schedule Sonos to turn on at a specified time each morning and turn off at a specified time each evening. I manage a small B&B and we try to have music playing around our pool area from 9am - 9pm Sonos allows me to set an alarm to turn the system on at a specified time, but does not allow me to set a time for the system to turn off.
If this is not something that Sonos is capable of, please make it a priority to add to the platform. It would certainly create a valuable enhancement.
Any help would be appreciated.
Best answer by melvimbe
Two thoughts on this. First, you should be able to create a 2nd alarm scheduled for 9 pm that either has volume set at 0 or is playing a source that has nothing, perhaps line in. I haven't used the alarm in a while so can't say for sure what sources are selected. Actually, now that I think about it, I would think you'd be able to select a playlist that just has one track in it, so that it will just end automatically. Heck, you should be able to record a message that says "It's 9 PM, the pool is now closed" and have that play.
The reason I don't use the alarm anymore is because I use my Lutron smarthub for the alarm functionality. I have the music and certain lights come one, and automatically turn off 2 hours later. I think you could do this sort of thing with smartthings too, and probably others. I can see where that might be good for your situation if you want to turn off or dim lights around the pool at closing time as well.