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Adjustable play speed, 1.25x, 1.5 speed



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I’ll add another voice needing this feature. I listen to a lot of podcasts, and I can only listen to half as many if I’m using Sonos instead of my phone, and I just don’t want to have ear buds in all day long.

Yes that will be a great feature as I can’t use my Sonos since the reading is too slow 🐌 🙂

Yeah, this is pretty silly that Sonos doesn’t offer this. It’s big enough of an issue that I don’t want to expand my system until it’s available. Podcasts and audio books are unworkable. 

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I've been checking on this feature on and off for about 4 years. Progress so far: nil.

Any news on this? Come on, this is a must. 

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That, and Spotify podcasts.

Adding my voice to this conversation. This is really a must-have feature that is available on almost every other platform I use.

Another upvote for this feature request please. Why is this request taking so long- unable to leverage Sonos for Audible or Storytel.

Yet another vote to be able to speed up playback through Sonos. Seriously... this can't be that hard. I *thought* I loved Sonos but these small, silly setbacks are starting to add up for me, and I'm considering returning my entire setup for something more modular/adaptable.

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+1 how is this extremely basic feature not available? 

 

 

 

I shouldn't have to walk around my house playing podcasts on my phone's speaker when I have $2000 worth of Sonos speakers throughout the place. 

 

 

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I shouldn't have to walk around my house playing podcasts on my phone's speaker when I have $2000 worth of Sonos speakers throughout the place.

Get a Roam and/or use AirPlay. My wife uses our Roam to listen to her books, bringing it with her as she moves around the house. She AirPlays to it from whatever book app she is using.

I shouldn't have to walk around my house playing podcasts on my phone's speaker when I have $2000 worth of Sonos speakers throughout the place.

Get a Roam and/or use AirPlay. My wife uses our Roam to listen to her books, bringing it with her as she moves around the house. She AirPlays to it from whatever book app she is using.

 

If you don’t want to carry the Roam with you, then you could group the bluetooth audio with the other rooms in your house.

 

As a general comment on the request though, when listening to audio on a single device, you can download the content to create a large buffer, which makes it easier to play audio at faster speed.  With multiroom audio, one of your speakers/rooms is downloading the audio and then has to share the audio with the other Sonos rooms that it’s grouped with.  A bit more challenging I would think.

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Sonos, please make this feature (adjust playback speed, faster/slower for all devices) available.
Sonos, are you listening to your user base? Its been more than 3 years with no news or information on this feature. 

 

 

 
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I’m seriously considering moving to a new system that can accommodate variable speed playback for at least Audible, Spotify, and Pocketcasts. Make this happen or lose me as a customer.

Is this feature in the pipeline at all? Podcasts and audio books is a growing part of all streamed sound which you of course know and many people like to ve able to adjust the play speed.

You can do it via a Bluetooth Sonos, roam or move and then link to other devices

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Variable play speed dor podcasts is a must

If the speakers don't have the necessary compute resources for audio speed modification (I doubt that is the case) consider using the mobile app for transcoding.This does not enable autonomous playing by the speakers, but it is vetter than nothing 

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The Sonos app is just a remote for the speakers. If such a feature is implemented on Sonos, it has to be the system (or an external server) that does the work.

Huge miss without this feature! Definitely need to be able to play audiobook/podcast content at various speeds.

Really need this feature.  I never listen to Audible at less than 1.4x speed.  I don’t understand why it won’t just play it at the speed I started listening to it on Audible, my car does this no problem.

Honestly astonishing that this feature doesn’t exist, despite being requested for years. Many podcasts are literally unplayable without this feature on Sonos. I have had Sonos systems for over a decade and have been the biggest booster...I am horrified to find out this is a limitation of the system now that I’ve finally picked podcasts back up.

Get with it, Sonos. We need this feature.

Agreed, wholeheartedly! 

It's disappointing that this is a 5yo request.