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Windows PC Audio Output with Sonos One Bluetooth speaker

  • 6 January 2023
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I am trying to use my speaker (sonos one) to listen to audio from my computer.   I can connect it just fine in bluetooth - but it wont recognize it as an audio devices.  I have Lenovo PC wih windows 11 - are there known bugs with this type of connection?  (I know the speaker is pretty old)

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Best answer by jgatie 6 January 2023, 21:28

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Sonos One has no Bluetooth functionality, and it’s not meant to be a speaker for PC audio.  Though you can use the PC controller to play music sources, you cannot play all PC audio over the One. 

Perhaps the confusing part was the fact that Sonos does, during setup,  use Bluetooth Low Energy in order to connect the Sonos One?

Unfortunately, that codec doesn’t carry data music, but only network information in order to connect the Sonos One to your network. 

Strange there is a whole article on the connecting your computer to Sonos to use as speakers (https://en.community.sonos.com/advanced-setups-229000/using-sonos-as-pc-speakers-6856344) connecting to bluetooth

Strange there is a whole article on the connecting your computer to Sonos to use as speakers (https://en.community.sonos.com/advanced-setups-229000/using-sonos-as-pc-speakers-6856344) connecting to bluetooth

 

And it specifically says Bluetooth is only available on the Sonos Move or Roam.  But the fact a particular user gives workarounds on how to use Sonos as PC speakers does not mean any or all Sonos devices are designed for that purpose.