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Changing the name of a speaker


I just moved a speaker to another room. How do I change its name so I don't have multiple speakers with the same name?
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Best answer by jgatie 6 January 2017, 19:03

Seting->Room Settings->(Room name), tap on the room name to edit.

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Seting->Room Settings->(Room name), tap on the room name to edit.
THankS!
What is the recent way of editing a speaker name? The “room setting” ability appears to ave been removed....
On a mobile controller touch More on the tab bar, then just as in @jgatie's post.
How can this be so hard? All I want to do is change tne name of a speaker in my system. I don't seem to have "more" either.
How can this be so hard? All I want to do is change tne name of a speaker in my system. I don't seem to have "more" either.

It is only available on the mobile app - More highlighted in red:



From there go to Settings->Room Settings->(Room name), tap on the room name to edit
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You are no longer allowed to change the name of a speaker using a PC or a Mac. Because Sonos hate us.
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You are no longer allowed to change the name of a speaker using a PC or a Mac. Because Sonos hate us.

No. It's only you lot.

They told ME they love ME!
I changed the name of the speaker through the mobile app and it resorts back to the original speaker name. For example I moved a Sonos one from an exercise room to a MBR, renamed and retune and it changed for awhile and then resorts back to the original name, exercise room. Same with a speaker in the kitchen. I rename via the app and retune and then it stays for a bit and then resort to back to the original name. I have two sets of speakers with the same name which is annoying. Currently on hold with Sonos to find a fix.
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Hi Oceanswim

Are you in wired or wireless mode?
Wireless. My router is linksys velop. Verizon gigabyte. I just got off the phone with a Sonos support. Based on the rep recommendation I hard wired a sonos one to the router and then change the names of the speakers. I then remove the sonos one from the router. I will monitor now to see if issue continues. The rep suggests that I get a Boost as the speakers are not all on the same channel. The next step is to reset to factory setting.
Don't factory reset it is pointless at best. Do you have Apple Homekit by any chance?
Wire one Sonos component. A Sonos system in WiFi/'wireless' mode attached to a mesh WiFi is not a good idea. With the players forced to use different channels, performance will be suboptimal.
Yes to the Apple Homekit but I hardly use. I plan to purchase the Boost to hopefully improve performance. Is getting the Boost a waste of money when I plan to set up a home theatre and two sonos ones will be in the same Media Room. Since I hate wires all the equipment including the mesh network are located in a closet and the position of the second sonos one hard wired to the Mesh network might not be the ideal location. The second issue is the velop router only has one ethernet port which i current use for vonage. Thanks for the feedback.
Is getting the Boost a waste of money when I plan to set up a home theatre and two sonos ones will be in the same Media Room. Since I hate wires all the equipment including the mesh network are located in a closet and the position of the second sonos one hard wired to the Mesh network might not be the ideal location.If the Ones are intended to be surround speakers, using one of them as the sole wired device is not recommended.

The second issue is the velop router only has one ethernet port which i current use for vonage. The Boost has two Ethernet ports, partly to cope with this kind of situation. The Vonage could be daisy-chained through the Boost.
Appreciate the feedback. I will purchase the Boost.
John B’s question about Apple HomeKit is relative as there have been several issues reported in this forum where the HomeKit app appears to be resetting/controlling the name of the speaker. Some users have reported changing the name in the Sonos App, and finding that the name gets changed back to what the Apple thinks it is.

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