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Sonos stops playing music after several hours

  • 4 November 2016
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I like to leave my Sonos on all day and when we leave out of town. It always stops playing after several hours. ( we listen to Pandora or tunein radio stations). Anyone know how to fix this?

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Many free services automatically stop a stream after a period of a few hours. This is precisely to prevent them playing to empty rooms, wastefully consuming server capacity and internet bandwidth.
Many free services automatically stop a stream after a period of a few hours. This is precisely to prevent them playing to empty rooms, wastefully consuming server capacity and internet bandwidth.
Indeed. @John_46 - all you have to do is press the physical pause button on the speaker on leaving, and then again on return.
I like to leave my Sonos on all day and when we leave out of town.
I haven't understood the reason for the second part - but I think if you have a paid service, it ought to be possible.
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Many free services automatically stop a stream after a period of a few hours. This is precisely to prevent them playing to empty rooms, wastefully consuming server capacity and internet bandwidth.
Indeed. @John_46 - all you have to do is press the physical pause button on the speaker on leaving, and then again on return.


Just confirming this all is correct. Pandora has an 8 hour timeout period. After 8 hours of no activity, it'll stop playing.

If your goal is to have music on all the time, you could set alarms at 8 hour intervals with no time limit on them.