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Hi guys - I ve been using Sonos for a long time. Things were fine here - 2 Play 1s 2 play 5s and a Connect. The play 1s and 5s were working fine 2 floors up from the router by wireless. There is an access point up there and good wifi signal. I changed routers and re-did the wireless setup . Plugged in the units to the new router and they worked fine....then did wireless setup . Once they are disconnected and brought back up stairs, I keep getting a "sorry we cant connect to sonos" message on my controller. If I leave a unit plugged into the router, my controller works fine and I can see and control the other units . As soon as I unplug, I get nothing. ( I dont want to leave the unit plugged in to the router and I've never had this happen before ). Can anybody help ?
Hi need to help or thoughts. I have Sonos 1 which was working as part of a surround system Sound Bar + Sub + Sonos RS +Sonos LS for last 2 /3 years. No problem. It will now not connect to the network correctly come sup as Sound bar + RS + ??. It can control the volume and skip tracks but it will not play music from any source. If you listen really carefully it has a very quiet crcakle. Tried to unmute it but that doe not appear work. Have rebuilt sonos system from nothing twice now. I am part of the bet programme but I do not think that is the issue. I love the Sonos system but this is driving my insane. Do I have a simple blown speaker ?
Ive heard conflicting advice suggesting that Play 5s - one or better still a stereo pair are better , - or less good - than upgrading my CONNECT AMP speakers. At roughly what price would third party speakers be an improvement on a) one P5 , b) a stereo pair?
I have just bought a Play 5 and wanted to add this to add some extra sound to the existing Playbar connected to my television. I have set this up and experimented with grouping and tried to use surround sound with just one speaker. But none of this works well and I end up with a kind of echo effect. If I stream music however using them grouped it sounds great. So I am thinking this is due to the connections being different. The Playbar is connected to the TV by cable. Can anyone offer advice? I could buy a second for surround sound but obviously expensive and a bit OTT for the room size. I struggle to hear the TV as a bit deaf in one ear so the idea was to boost sound near me at the back of the room.
Hi I have just bought a Sonos system- sound bar/sub/paired Play 1's for 5.1 in living room and paired play 1's for second room. The second room pair keep going out of sync and there is a delay on music played. I have had local suppliers here on IOM to house 4/5 times to fix. Repair works, then reverts to delay. Has anyone else experienced this? I have been told by supplier that unplugging speakers would break link with set up. A power cut would not be a problem however. Can't be true. I think speakers are faulty. Thanks D
Just bought a Mac Mini, have it hooked up to my TV by a HDMI cable. Also have an Apple TV hooked up to the same TV through another HDMI input. And lastly, I've hooked up my TV direct to my Sonos Playbar. The Playbar is working great through Apple TV, but when I'm using my Mac Mini - no sound is coming from the Playbar (not from web browsing or stored music & movies from iTunes). Any suggestions?
Dear Sonos community, 2 days ago I bought a new sound system for my living room. I wanted to get rid of all the wires that came with my old surround sound system so I made the switch to Sonos. I got the Sonos playbar, Sub and 2 Play 1 speakers. The playbar is the only one connected to my router via cable, the other 3 are connected wireless. The night after installing everything I noticed that Netflix had to load during movies and series on my TV (never had this before). Wireless internet feels slower as well. Since it happened just after installing the Sonos system I think that has to be the thing that slows it down. I have allready changed the channel of my wireless internet to channel 1 (read that in another topic) but haven't notived any improvement so far. I would love to keep the system as is and get the old internet speed back (or at least an improvement so Netflix doesn't have to reload the movie every few minutes. My internet connection: 150 Mbit download/s 15
Hello everyone, I have a Playbar and Sub in my living room, 2 x Play 1's in the dining room and 2 x Play 1's in my bedroom which is on the second floor of my house. I am thinking of adding a Play 5 to enhance the sound further on the ground floor. The play ones are paired in their respective rooms for music. Is it worth the investment and will it improve the existing set up I have?
Is the component Connect the same as a Bridge? I think the Connect is used for interfacing with third party speakers, but I can't find any info on the Bridge. I am having wifi signal strength problems and I'm considering replacing my Bridge with a Boost. Is that the right thing to do?
Hi, At home, I have a few different networks with associated WiFi SSIDs (e.g. trusted, guest, IoT). I would like the Sonos device to be on my 'IoT' network but I want to be able to control it from devices on my 'trusted' and maybe 'guest' network, which, of course, use a different SSIDs ``. Unfortunately, when I try to control the Sonos from a device connected to a different SSID the Sonos App gives me a message effectively saying 'sorry, different WiFi name, can't do it'. Now, I don't think there is a technical reason for this block, because if (for testing purposes) I placed the App in one network and the Sonos in another then allow the correct ports between them but make sure their connected to the same SSID - it works (I did this test by connecting to my home VPN, which puts the App device in a different network). Anyway, short story, can I just tell the App or Sonos to ignore the fact that the SSID doesn't match because I know it will work anyway? Tried to exp
Has anyone been able to daisy chain two Play1's together as rear speakers? I only have power outlet on one side of the room and I was told by Sonos support that this is possible. However, I can't find a female to female figure 8 power cord to connect the two. Anyone found one of these? Thanks!
I love my Sonos speakers and I use them exclusively as Google Cast devices. I love the fact that I can "Cast" to my Sonos right from Cast enabled apps. One thing that's missing however is that the speakers don't show up in the Google Cast app. Why is this a problem? Because the Google Cast app allows for creating arbitrary groupings of devices that persist until you delete them. This seems to be a much [url=https://en.community.sonos.com/controllers-software-228995/party-mode-a-problem-need-ability-to-create-multiple-groups-rooms-5451386]requested feature[/url] that doesn't seem to be getting much traction. Also, if it shows up in the Cast App, we'll be able to dictate a cast via the Google Assistant (Pixel or Google Home).
While I love Sonos and am impressed by what all it does (and does so well!), I find two glaring aspects of home audio missing: headphone access and outside speakers. I know, unless Sonos makes and sells the headphones or the external speaker, they are not very anxious to allow these functions, but some customers, who have paid a premium price might like this functionality. I know I would. Of course, a quality Sonos Bluetooth transmitter would address both of these "consumer needs," headphones and outdoor speakers. Sonos does not like Bluetooth and does not want to go there. So, what about a reasonably priced interface/jack for headphone use and maybe an all-weather speaker, while you're at it? Such functions would be reasonable compliments to an otherwise excellent and beautifully build home audio system. Thank you!
I have a Boost network -- I am running ethernet to the most distant Sonos Connect ZP100 (I have a very wide ranch house and have a Play one, Sonos Connect amp Zp100 and regular Sonos connect ZP80 player scattered through house -- all work well with the Boost approach). My wifi for other devices (ipads, laptops, etc) is poor in the area where the ethernet connected Sonos ZP100 is located. So ... can I add another router to one of the free ethernet jacks on the back of the Sonos Connect ZP100 to provide better wifi to the other devices in that immediate area anything I should know about setup? Thanks!
My Setup Play Bar and 2 x Play:5 ALL in Surround Sound Mode (Play bar is opposite side from PC - attached to TV) In the corner, I have my PC sound out connected to one Play:5 speaker I can only use the input of the speaker as a source when the 3 speakers are not in surround sound mode. Is this a limitation or am I missing something?
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