Controllers and Music services
Talk about Sonos S1 and S2 Controller apps for mobile, and the desktop app. This is also the place to talk about partner apps, Airplay, and direct control.
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Crossfade issues on playlist
Is anyone experiencing issues with crossfading on playlists. Random songs will play for around 10 seconds and then skip to next song. This happens in different rooms when using either Macbook or IPhone. Streaming service is spotify.If so is there a fix or do I need to wait for a bug fix update ?
Feature Request - Lower Music Volume of Group When Activating Alexa
I recently got my first set of Sonos speakers (Amp + Soance + Roam) for my patio. The idea was that I would team the Roam with the Amp to have hands-free control of the system. So far, that has worked brilliantly!One of the few things I was annoyed with was that when I activate Alexa using the Roam, if music is playing on the grouped Amp, the volume does not lower for both members of the group. However, if I use the Sonos voice control, BOTH members of the group lower volume after activating the assistant. This greatly helps with voice commands.It would be cool if Sonos could create the same behavior for Alexa that the Sonos assistant does.
How is a secondary search function performed in the Windows App (but the same applies for the iOS)For example, I want to find Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe performed by Itzhak Perlman. This involves two different fields (Song and Artist) - yet only 1 search field is available.If I search on Itzhak Perlman, I get thousands of responses as he has recorded for decades.If I search on Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe, I get at least hundreds of responses.I would have to manually slog through a lot of search results to find what I’m looking for.
Support for Audible Dolby Atmos
Audible now has a growing collection of Dolby Atmos material.Is that likely to be supported through the Sonos app at some point?I’m enjoying Atmos content much more through the Sonos speakers than while using headphones - so it’d be great to listen to this content with the speakers.
Playing a short .wav file crashes speaker
If I try to play a short .wav file, ie less than 45 KB, the speaker crashes and disconnects from the network.Anything above 50 KB or so seems to work.This is happening with all types of speakers including Play:5, Five, Play:1 and Amp.This is something new but I’m not sure exactly when the trouble started. I am currently on 15.2.1Has anyone else noticed this?
Radio.net needs a stream refresh
The directory of radio stations for radio.net on Sonos has not been refreshed in a long time, which means old streams no longer work on Sonos (but work on radios.net because they updated their directory).Can you please update their directory on Sonos so all station stream work correctly?
sonos radio / tunein
Hey everybody strange thing happening with my 2 of my sonos AMP and 1-2 radio stations. I have no problem with most radio stations but there are 2 stations (and it makesno difference if chosing it on sonos radio or tunein) who cause some problems. I have 9 „rooms“ in total. 4 AMP‘s , 1 move, 1 beam and 3 one‘s!on every room the 2 concerned stations play with no problem EVERY TIME. On 2 AMP‘s they mostly don‘t play…. I just get the „tunein“ chime on repeat. A very few times they work, but if i stop them and want to start again, they don‘t work.the work around is to select a 2nd room with the AMP and start the station before deselecting again the 2nd room.somebody knows what that is?oh yeah i am on sonos S2 and newest update bought all my elements toogether last year. Bever tried radios before so can‘t say if the problem is recent or no thanks
Android user -- considering switching to Apple Music
I’m an Android user and I’m considering switching to Apple Music from Spotify but one of the biggest things stopping me is that within the Spotify app, I can bring up the devices list and play to any of the Sonos speakers in my house. Is there a way to do this with Apple Music or do I have to use the Sonos app?
I recently replaced all my HomePods with the new Era 100 and 300 speakers. For the most part, everything is better… except audio normalisation. I found some ancient threads on this issue (and also on Spotify forums), so I know I’m not imagining things. I use Spotify but I believe it also happens with Apple Music.So it’s great not to have to struggle with AirPlay and a whole host of other volume issues that now the lack of normalisation is really the biggest complaint I have now. It’s annoying to have to adjust volume from time to time when playing a varied playlist. When using Spotify over AirPlay, it works fine. Spotify over Spotify Connect doesn’t work right.I realise this is probably a Spotify issue but perhaps you could put some pressure on them to do whatever they need to do. It’s a feature music players have had since the early 2000s in my recollection (SoundCheck in Apple iTunes).CheersChris
4 different speakers one room
I have a Ray, 2 Ones, and an Era 100. What is the best way to set them up? The Ray is in front of the tv, the Ones on the right side, the Era on the left by where I sit. If I try towatch a movie, the sound is boomy and echoic, can’t hear clear dialog. Please help. I am also new to Sonos, love the speakers, think the set up requirements and the user guide aren;t worth s--t, If ever a company needs to incorporate Chat GBT, Sonos does.
Some streaming files will not play due to coding error.
I am having problems with a number of files from Spotify and Audible.This is not a duplicate question, because the problem always occurs at the same place in the files. It is not random or intermittent. Specific files always fail at the same place.i am using a Port as my player.
Sonos and Spotify not working together
After moving into my first apartment 2 years ago, i invested in getting a sonos system in every room after hearing how nice it is to have linked music throughout your living space. I bought 3 sonos SL1s, 2 beams, and sonos port. I use 2 of the SL1s as my surround speakers for my entertainment system (which are being fed audio from my entertainment system via sonos port) and i have had serious delay time issues with this. It has created a delay which i cannot correct within my sony amp/reciever… Even when delaying my main tower speakers to the maximum, and setting delay on the sonos to the minimum, the delay on the sonos speakers is still WAY behind the rest of my system…. That is a whole different problem. But the main issue is that spotify refuses to work with my system no matter what i do. I have reinstalled all services, reconnected all the speakers from scratch, restarted my router, and still have the same issues. When shuffling a playlist on spotify, it all works (most of the time
Sonos and NAS - SMB2
I’ve been having terrible trouble playing music from my Synology NAS the last few days.It will play a bit of song then cut out, skip to the next, then give up entirely. In the NAS logs it says:Host [192.168.x.x] failed to connect via [SMB] due to [SMB1 not permitted].Reading some older forum posts it says that Sonos now uses SMB2, so why is this error coming up all of a sudden?Is there a way to check if Sonos is using it, or force Sonos to use only SMB2?(incidentally, I tried enabling SMB1 on the NAS temporarily, and it made no difference).
Sonos speakers cutting out streaming BBC radio
Has anyone found a fix for sound cutting off when streaming BBC radio stations from another source?IE live radio streamed via Roon or Logitech media server the sound will blip off every few seconds , however when played via the Sonos app its fine.However if I use a newer speaker via Airplay I don't have and issues.Is it simply the processing power of these speakers?
Apple Music not available in Music Services in Sonos app
Hi. I just purchased by first Sonos SL, i set it up but i cannot find Apple Music in Sonos services. i checked the country settings, i uninstalled and reinstalled Sonos, i signed out and in from my apple subscription account .. What else can it be? it is getting very frustrating..
How can I patch our band's mixer line out to venue's installed Sonos system?
Our band performs regularly at a small club that has a multi-room Sonos system installed for recorded music when the band is not playing. The system sounds really great - loud, clean, excellent coverage of the venue. Our own PA speakers are high end, but they are too loud up front and not loud enough in the back, always a challenge. I would like to patch a line level output from our band’s mixer into the Sonos system when we play. Exactly what would I need to do that? Club owner is hesitant - he seems to think we could harm his setup. He has not told me exactly what Sonus gear he has. All I know is that he controls it all from his phone, and it is high end. We could run a cable to his central Sonos device assuming that it has a line level in… or we could go wireless - I believe Sonus has a device, or we could transmit over wi-fi with a non-Sonus receiver by his central device.Any advice without knowing his exact gear? I’m sure I will ultimately be able to find out, but I would like to
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