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Connecting Play:1 to new wifi
Hi all. I have a Sonos Play: 1 system at my house. I recently purchased a new router (a Netgear Nighthawk C7000), and I am having trouble getting my Sonos to connect. I follow all the steps on the Sonos app, and at the end I get an error message saying there was a problem trying to connect. No other information is given. Does anyone know how to solve this issue?
Sonos/Sonance Garden Series + Outdoor TV Compatibility
Hello,I have a Sonos/Sonance Indoor/Outdoor setup consisting of:Living Room - Sonance In-Ceiling Speakers + Sonos Arc Soundbar + Sonos Sub + Sonos Amp Kitchen - Sonance In-Ceiling Speakers + Sonos Amp Backyard - Sonance Garden Series 8.1 System w/ SR 2-125 AmpI have a Russound Speaker Selector and Sonos Port which allow me to combine all of the above to play the same audio in any combination (or different audio through different sources). We have an outdoor television which we would like the ability to run audio through the (SGA) Sonance Garden Series (even if we can’t tie it to the other Sonance In-Ceiling or Sonos Arc Soundbar), but have run into a number of issues. 1st off, utilizing the RCA connections and an adapter which shows on the Sonos app as a “Line-In” connection, the latency is unbearable (even after maxing out the adjustment on the TV), and when connecting it to the Sonos Port, there can only be one input connected at a time, making it impossible to toggle between the SGA
Orbi network connection issues
I’m not particularly tech savvy so apologies in advance for any confusion on my part. I have a Netgear Orbi router with two different RBS50 satellites in my home, as well as several Sonos speakers throughout the house and a connect AMP that is wired to outdoor speakers on my back patio. I recently set up an Orbi outdoor satellite to enhance my wifi signal outside. At first, everything worked swimmingly and I had no issues connecting to my Sonos system while outside. However, I recently had to restart my modem + router, and ever since then the Sonos app cannot detect my system when I am outside. I am still getting perfect wifi signal (which I assume is due to the outdoor satellite I added) but for whatever reason my Sonos system cannot be found. Or, on occasion, it finds a couple of the indoor speakers but cannot find others, including the Connect AMP (which is particularly frustrating because that is what powers my outdoor speakers, as I noted above). Any help in getting this iss
SONOS ARC | LG OLED65C8PUA | Apple TV 4K (2nd generation) 2021 (A2169) - NO ATMOS
NO ATMOS SoundProducts:SONOS ARC LG OLED65C8PUA Apple TV 4K (2nd generation) 2021 (A2169)Cable setup: ARC via HDMI cable into LG HDMI ARC input Apple TV via HDMI cable into LG HDMI (standard) input Apple TV Settings:Audio format / Immersive Audio ATMOS setting = greyed out NOTE: LG OLED65C8PUA TV does NOT have eARC. Can I ghet ATMOS with these products? IF YES - detail cable setup and/or Apple TV Audio settings Thank you. Moderator Note: Modified in accordance with the Community Code of Conduct.
Setting up Sonos with Eero WiFi system
I have had trouble getting my Sonos system to work for the past few months, since installing an Eero WiFi system, and I wanted to share what I learned so that I help others avoid the headaches and hassle. The problem: After installing a network of Eero WiFi devices (three eero Pro devices and one eero Beacon extender), my Sonos system stopped working reliably (would not connect, drop devices, etc.). I tried restarting, reinstalling units, etc., etc., without success. The solution: Over the past two weeks, I have read a number of posts on this Sonos support site that helped me get the system working again today. Here is what I did and some comments on my system: [list] [*]Enabled "Bridge Mode" on our Xfinity Wireless Gateway device -- got instructions on how to do so on the Comcast website (need to log in from your internet browser and follow a few steps) [*]Connected the eero Pro device that was indicated as the "gateway" (was the only device that my eero app showed as being the "g
Fitness room sonos setup
I would like to add additional sonos products that will allow audio output in my fitness room. Currently my setup includes arc, sub 3, 2 era 300 speakers and an port in the family room. I would like to tie in an sonos speaker and/or soundbar or other product that will allow me to play the audio from my treadmill and rower. Also to play audio from the TV and DVD player. All while being connected to the main sonos system. What would be the sonos product or products that can cover my fitness room needs. Thank you
Alternate between two sources
I have a projector (want to coonect to a chromecast) and a TV (want to connect to an android box) and I want to be able to watch both at the same tine but be able to choose which plays audio through a Sonos Beam - I plan on connecting Bluetooth headphones to the other. I may want the sonos audio to play on one or other device depending on what is on at the time. So I have two separate hdmi cables (one from the chromecast and the other from the android box ) and then have an hdmi audio extractor with multiple inputs and one output that I can use to connect either the TV setup or projector setup to the beam. However, as there is only one output this set up doesn't work for connecting both devices to the Sonos and being able to switch between them... Any ideas?Many thanks
Same Room...Different Sonos equipment for two setuup? One Music Only / One Video Only
I listen to music probably 80% of the time, compare to 20% watching movies or streaming video, and just trying to figure out the best way to setup my den. I know this community has better solutions than me so I’m here asking for your thoughts and help.Current Setup:ARC + Sub-Mini (for movies)Sonos Ones Gen 1 (music only)Sonos Amp (that I haven’t hooked up and had for about 16 months till in the box)75” SamsungGen 3 Sub arrives tomorrow and my ERA 300s next week. This setup got delayed and I should have disconnected all the Russound equipment when I bought the ARC and at least used the Sonos Amp to drive 4 speakers. Was planning to use the Sonos Amp to drive two Jamo in one wall di-pole speakers (Model SU631K4). Currently the room as no surrond speakers as I starting removing all Russound configured devices, the 7.1 Integra Stero, and all the rack mounted items which are all idle along with the Klipsch speakers in the built in cabinet. The five non-sonos speakers in this room are all
Getting setup with older turntable and amp
I’ve just gotten my dad’s old music setup and am really excited to get it all set up. He’s passed along his turntable and amp, both just over 20 years old and in great condition. The only thing I don’t have is a speaker. I’m looking to get started with the Sonos Era 300, but I wanted to see how people connect their older devices to current Sonos products. Currently, I’m thinking it’s: connect the turntable to the amp, connect the amp to my analog-to-digital converter, and connect the converter to the Sonos speaker. Is there something I’m missing? I’m really not looking to replace anything; I just want to be sure I have the right pieces to press play and enjoy some music.
what happens if I wire in only 5 speakers to an Amp?
Hello! My outdoor space has an amp and 4 Sonos architectural/outdoor speakers installed. I really need just one more speaker, but 6 would be too much (from a visual/ symmetry perspective) I know an amp can drive 6 architectural / Sonos speakers, but what happens if I only plug in 5? Does that create an imbalance issue with the ohm load? Thanks!
Add Additional Speaker
Hi. I have an Arc, Sub and 2 One surrounds. Sometimes when watching TV I am in my kitchen and would like to know if I can add another speaker that would play the entire audio track so that I can hear the sound from what is on TV better without having to turn up the overall volume too much.Thanks!Marc
S1 and S2 Systems Concurrently
I was an early Sonos adopter and have a perfectly functioning system including a number of original Play 5 devices. As a result, I have never upgraded to the S2 operating system. I would now very much like to buy a Beam Gen2, but see that that requires S2. However, having set the beam up, i hope that I would actually need to control it with anything other than the to standard remote control. considering this, is it possible to continue running my S1 system in the house, but set up the beam to run independently as a to speaker only?Thank in advance of any advice you can provide..
how to calculate how many speakers needed for outdoor space?
I am planning to get sonos speakers for outdoor area. I have a pool area and garden at a total of 5-7000 sqft. I was planning to get 1 amp with 3 pairs of sonos architectural sonance outdoor speakers and a 6.1 sonance garden series with sonos amp. how should I calculate if that is enough or not? Is there a thumb rule to calculate?
Sonos system using 400 megabytes of bandwidth
Seriously, 400 MB, according to speed tests. I am getting gigabyte scale fiber optic Internet from CenturyLink, but the huge draw of the Sonos system is causing dropout when the fiber bandwidth dips.System: 4 sonos 1s, 2 sonos 5s, 1 sonos move. Streaming mp3s from Airplay on my Mac Mini M1 desktop.The Internet suggested changing the Wi-Fi channel that the Sonos operates on, but in my android control app, it only lists one channel (11), and there's no option to change it.What is going on here?
Best Alternatives for Harmony Remote??
Does anyone have a solid recommendation for a multi-device universal remote that works well with Sonos?I’ve used the Logitech Harmony Remote and Hub to control my AV products and Sonos for many years. It’s a great system. Recently, the remote stopped sending commands consistently to Sonos and Logitech has announced that they have discontinued Harmony, so updates and support will trail off. I’m done trying to get this to work correctly.
Routeur ASUS GT-AX11000 pro
hi i just acquired asus router GT-AX11000 pro and i can’t connect my playbar, sub or play:1 with it.https://support.sonos.com/fr-fr/article/asus-rt-and-ax-series-compatibility not work 2.4 /5ghz agregate or separatlywhen i try to connect sonos products i just have message “sonos can’t join”.on my FAI box no issues. any suggestions ?thanks.
Ethernet wired Connection vs WIFI
I’m wondering how much of a difference it makes to connect some or all of my Sonos Speakers via ethernet instead of connecting over Wifi (for reference, I have an Eero mesh network that supports WIFI 6). It will take me some work to run cables to where my speakers are which is why I want to hear people’s opinions before making the effort. My reasons for asking are 1) I have a record player going to a latest gen Five and would like to stream to the rest of the apartment without echos. 2) Same issue with an arc when I’m watching/listening to TV through HDMI input (i.e. I want to hear the TV in my bedroom while doing chores). The apartment isn’t separated enough such that when there is a delay from one speaker to the next you will often here the echo. If you use ethernet, do you get any lower delay options in the app vs when connected via WIFI? Another question (and I assume this isn’t possible but would be nice if Sonos would allow it)… is there a way to connect two speakers together wi
Sonos Port with NAS Drive - any additional subscriptions/kit required?
Hello,I think I know the answer to this but I’m just wanting to be very sure before making an expensive decision. I currently have a very 1990’s hifi system - CD player, amp, passive speakers. I love this but want to be able to play my large digital stored music library too. So I think I have settled on using a NAS drive with a Sonos Port, which I’ll then hardwire to my amplifier, but also have some Sonos speakers around the house too. This way, I can still run my CD player and TV into my amplifier (something which is more of a problem if using e.g. a Brennan B3 due to lack of line-out!).Anyway, with regards to a NAS drive - I just want to check if all I will need to pay for/add to my system is the NAS drive (enclosure plus HDD’s of course) and the Sonos equipment. Am I right in thinking the free Sonos app will access the NAS and provide the interface to browse through the music stored on it? Or will I also need to use e.g. Plex (either free or paid subscription). From what I’ve gather
Using Sonos Roam with old wired stereo speakers without sound lag
I purchased a pair of Roam speakers to use with my existing stereo system, connecting through Bluetooth, so that I can listen to CDs/radio/vinyl playing from my receiver in other rooms. I have an external Bluetooth transmitter/receiver plug-in to connect with the Roams which works well, however there is a significant sound lag between the Roam and the existing stereo speakers so I can't have them both on at the same time. I tried a different plug-in Bluetooth transmitter/receiver with different Bluetooth codecs as well but that didn’t work either.Is there any way I can get the wireless Roam speakers and my old wired speakers to work in sync? I have read about needing to hook up old systems with the Port or Amp but I want to be sure that this would actually fix my problem before I invest in a substantially more expensive component. Any help would be much appreciated. Current System:Record Player: Project Primary-ECD Player: Pioneer PD-M403 SRStereo Receiver: Sony STR-DH190Wired Speakers
Pair additional speaker with Ray Soundbar
Hi All - I just added Sonos to my gym via a Ray sound bar on the TV. My wife does guided workouts using the TV. Particularly on the treadmill, the TV speakers too far away to reliably hear over the treadmill motor. I'd like to use a Play 3 as an additional speaker, essentially just playing whatever the Ray is outputting. I was able to add the Play 3 to the system with no problem, but it sets itself up into a new room ("Gym 2"). I'm figuring I can just put the output of the ray to the Play 3, but is there any way to permanently group these together? (Improved WAF....you know....). Thanks!
Phillips Hue Automation and SonoS issues
Hi I'm a long time Sonos user with Arc, Sub, Play 1 surrounds, move roam, Play3 x 2, 3 x Play 5 and Boost in general my system was stable until just before Christmas when I started to experience track skipping, speaker loss etc.Using the support matrix I discovered that ALL my Sonos items were experiencing high ODFM ANI numbers i.e. wifi interference they were all Red!After much messing about I realized that the issues only occured after sunset which is when I'd configured my Phillips Hue system to perform a Christmas lights show, in doing this I'd used dynamic scenes where the lights constantly change colour. The Hue hub constantly sends instructions to the lamps which all rebroadcast in a mesh system similar to Sonos (ZigBee rather than Wifi B or G) .Hue uses different channels 25 in my case and usually a very short ZigBee transmission (switch on, at x brightness and y colour) which causes no problems. Dynamic colour changing of 20 or so lamps appears to flood the network, possibly
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