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Meet Sonos Roam, the ultra-portable smart speaker

Meet Sonos Roam, the ultra-portable smart speaker

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Is there anyway to actually turn it off? I don’t mean Power Off as this just seems to hibernate it until you open the Sonos app.

As said Ken, the guide explains that you have to keep the button power pressed until the speakers shuts down to make it off. If you just press the button power once, it will just be in sleep mode.

Can the Roam join a wifi network that has a login page, like in a hotel?  This would make it the ultimate travel speaker.

I very much doubt it has that capability of dealing with hotel logins, but also that type of network usually separates all the clients from each other, so your phone would not be able to see the Roam.

 

You can get travel routers that create a shared network that you could use…. The router deals with the hotel login and shares out its own WiFi network for you to use. The hotel network only sees the one device connected and all your devices sit behind it.

Can the Roam join a wifi network that has a login page, like in a hotel?  This would make it the ultimate travel speaker.

I very much doubt it has that capability of dealing with hotel logins, but also that type of network usually separates all the clients from each other, so your phone would not be able to see the Roam.

 

You can get travel routers that create a shared network that you could use…. The router deals with the hotel login and shares out its own WiFi network for you to use. The hotel network only sees the one device connected and all your devices sit behind it.

 

They can be a little finicky to be honest and you could end up spending a fair amount of time getting it to work…. So it depends how long you are at the hotel.

 

would be easier to just use Bluetooth in that situation, to be honest.

 

I just quickly and easily connected my Roam to a guest network.

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Can the Roam join a wifi network that has a login page, like in a hotel?  This would make it the ultimate travel speaker.

I very much doubt it has that capability of dealing with hotel logins, but also that type of network usually separates all the clients from each other, so your phone would not be able to see the Roam.

 

You can get travel routers that create a shared network that you could use…. The router deals with the hotel login and shares out its own WiFi network for you to use. The hotel network only sees the one device connected and all your devices sit behind it.

Can the Roam join a wifi network that has a login page, like in a hotel?  This would make it the ultimate travel speaker.

I very much doubt it has that capability of dealing with hotel logins, but also that type of network usually separates all the clients from each other, so your phone would not be able to see the Roam.

 

You can get travel routers that create a shared network that you could use…. The router deals with the hotel login and shares out its own WiFi network for you to use. The hotel network only sees the one device connected and all your devices sit behind it.

 

They can be a little finicky to be honest and you could end up spending a fair amount of time getting it to work…. So it depends how long you are at the hotel.

 

would be easier to just use Bluetooth in that situation, to be honest.

 

I just quickly and easily connected my Roam to a guest network.

It will depend of the “guest” network and it’s restrictions such as captive portal, client isolation etc.

 

if it works, great….. but I think it will be the case that most will not work 

4 calls to support and the thing won’t hold a charge to play more than an hour. 
after 3 months the thing has spent more time on the charger than playing music.  
Love my Move, Sonos lost me with the Roam

What is the worst bluetooth speaker money can buy and why is it Roam?

You may not have noticed, but the Roam is not just a Bluetooth speaker. That is merely a secondary part of its features. It is also part of the Sonos ecosystem, and integrates with all of the opportunities included with that. 

If you need just a Bluetooth speaker, you may want to look elsewhere, if you want a speaker that has many available options, the Sonos Roam is an ideal choice.

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Once you get used to it,the speaker is a little tour de force.

Why would you use Bluetooth if you were inside with availability of WiFi? I don't really get it, I guess this finally allows you to stream YouTube via sonos.

I think you answered your own question. 😂 

Hi there,

How come you can't use the Google assistant when you're away from your wi-fi and only connected through the Bluetooth on your phone?

 

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I just purchased the Roam unfortunately its on Backorder, how long until it arrives?

 

I just purchased the Roam unfortunately its on Backorder, how long until it arrives?

 

 

Did you buy from Sonos.com or elsewhere?  Black or white?

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I purchased on Sonos website ordered in White.

We’re happy to introduce you all to Sonos Roam, the ultra-portable smart speaker built to deliver great sound at home and on any adventure. Fully connected to your Sonos system on WiFi at home and automatically switching to Bluetooth when you’re on the go, Roam’s powerful, adaptable sound defies expectations for a speaker of its size. Effortless set-up and control and new smart features make it easier than ever to enjoy music and more from anywhere. Weighing less than a pound (450g), Roam’s elegant yet durable design is perfect for your home, the backyard, and wherever you go.

Get to know Sonos Roam

A simultaneous connection to both WiFi and Bluetooth makes streaming wherever you are seamless. When you’re listening at home Roam connects to your system and streams on WiFi, and when you leave it intuitively switches to Bluetooth and automatically re-pairs with your mobile device.

With an all-new feature called Sound Swap, you can hold the play/pause button on the speaker to switch the music to the nearest speaker on your system, making it easy to move music from room-to-room.

Sonos Roam (left) and Sonos Move (right)

Seamless connectivity also unlocks Bluetooth streaming for your entire system, with the Sonos app allowing you to group any of your Sonos speakers to Roam when streaming with Bluetooth. Roam works with more than 100 streaming services, including Sonos Radio, and is easily controlled with the Sonos app, your voice with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, Apple AirPlay 2, or directly from your favorite music service app.

Roam was created to deliver an incredible sound experience no matter where you are. Like all Sonos products, Roam was tuned by industry leaders across music and film to ensure the speaker reproduces content exactly how the creator intended. A carefully designed acoustic architecture delivers rich, detailed sound with the clarity, depth, and fullness you’d expect from a larger speaker.

Automatic Trueplay is now available when streaming via Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi, and means Roam is always tuned for the best listening experience in any environment.

Available in shadow black or lunar white, Roam’s tactile triangular shape and soft profile is comfortable to pick up and looks great inside the home. Combining elegance and durability, Roam is dust proof and fully waterproof with a rigorously tested IP67 rating, and features silicone end caps and physical buttons to protect against drops or bumps.

Roam is ready for any adventure with up to 10 hours of continuous playback on a single charge and up to 10 days of battery life when not in use.

To recharge, Roam connects to a custom magnetic wireless charger from Sonos sold separately, any Qi wireless charger, or with the USB-C cable included in the box.

 

Sonos Roam

Roam’s compact size will fit into any bag or the smallest corner of your living space. Listeners can place Roam vertically for a smaller footprint or horizontally to provide added stability on uneven surfaces outdoors. Even the packaging leaves a light footprint, with a structure that is made of 100% sustainably-sourced paper, minimizes the use of inks, and includes no single-use plastics. 

Roam is available starting April 20 for $169, €179, £159, NOK1799, SEK1999, DKK1349. You can pre-order today on sonos.com.

Buyers beware: cannot setup without being on your home wifi network, even after setup on your home Sonos wifi network, remote usage away from home is terrible.  You can no longer use the Sonos app and the Bluetooth is horrendously spotty.  My I do usual apps can never locate or connect to it.  If your intent is to ONLY use it at home, it might be ok.  If this is intended to be your regular “roaming” speaker away from home, look elsewhere.  You are in for a world of frustration and let down

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After only 4 months my Sonos Roam has completely stopped working, it won’t even turn on. I’ve contacted technical support who say its faulty and that they will arrange a return and for a replacement to be sent out. That was 2 weeks ago and still nothing, not even received my returns label, which was promised within the next business day. I have contacted them numerous times, through chat and by phone, but still nothing. They promise to get back to me with an update but then I never hear back from them. 

The experience I’ve had with this Sonos Roam and with Sonos customer service has been appalling, I will never, ever buy anything from Sonos again.

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