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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Sonos was unable to add the music folder - The computer Simon's MacBook pro cannot be found
Hi, I have been using Sonos fine for the last 18 months or so. In that last few weeks, I have had an intermittent problem playing the music from my music library. Playback stopped completely this evening saying that the computer Simon's MacBook Pro cannot be found. I tried to update the music library, to no avail, I also tried to reset the sonos player. I also removed the music folder and tried to re-install, but failed to re-install it. I ended up uninstalling the Sonos player and reinstalling. Following this I tried to add my music as the music library where I keep getting the message: Sonos was unable to add the music folder - The computer Simon's MacBook pro cannot be found The folder I am directing it to contains all the iTunes folders that I have, so i don't know what the problem is. Please can anyone help? Thanks Simon
SONOS V6.4 update kills all iPod 4th generation controllers
I've been a SONOS user for any years and have 10 zones, including a subwoofer and L/R pairs. Like others, I was a bit underwhelmed by the new functionality included in update 6.4. It certainly wasn't worth the price I've been forced to pay. I have three 4th generation iPods that I bought as dedicated SONOS controllers. They are running ios 6.1.6, which is the latest version available. I'm pretty peeved that these controllers no longer work as SONOS controllers once I updated my system to 6.4. SONOS should design their updates so that they don't shaft their existing users. I can understand that code will inevitably grow beyond the capability of older devices. But, I would be perfectly happy to have controller features frozen for older devices. I'd be content if I wasn't able to access all of the management functions from an older controller. But to have several perfectly good devices suddenly become totally unusable is an outrage. There are two versions of the SONOS App
problems with mac Sierra
Since I downloaded the new Mac OS, Sierra, I am having problems with the controller not acknowledging my wifi connection. I have had to reset my controller multiple times to get it working again. Turning wifi on and off does not work. I also deleted and installed a new version of the Sonos Mac controller. That doesn't help either. Thanks for any suggestions on how to fix this
Trueplay settings stored for each room
Ciao, I'm using my Play 1 in living room, bathroom and bed room, moving the speaker from a room to another. Unfortunately it seems that I must re-calibrate trueplay every time I move the speaker to one of those three rooms... Is it possible to create an update able to store the settings for each room, avoiding the re-calibration procedure all the times? Thanks
Hi guys I want to be able to select and group rooms to my alarm Ie if all my rooms are already grouped from the night before i want my alarm to override that setting and only play the rooms which i have selected in the alarm setting. Example: 6:30 play kitchen and bathroom 12:00 play kitchen and dinning room (bathroom stopps) This would be such a helpful addition
Mac OS 10.6.8 compatibility
Hello lovely SONOS people. Hope you can assist with this, sorry if it's been asked before!! I'm running an iMac with 10.6.8 which holds my iTunes library and has been working solidly for, well, for a very lond time. It's an original Intel 17 inch machine which alas can't have the software updated any further. For some reason, and I cant explain why, my SONOS controller software on this machine no longer works so, I'm looking to re-load it with a download from the SONOS site. The latest software will not work with my machine but I can't locate a software archive for a older suitable version. Could you please help and give me a link for the software that will work with 10.6.8. Thanks in advance to all the great community contributors.
Sonos Update to 3.7 and Linux
Sloved / Solution in page 3. Hello, Who has a success with updating the Sonos 3.7 on Ubuntu + Wine desktop ? From my side, I get : - in the wine windows "The wizard was interrupted before Sonos ..." and - on shell "fixme:ole:DllRegisterServer stub fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented. fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented. wine: Install Mono 2.8 or greater for Windows to run .NET 4.0 applications. err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"InstallFinalize" returned 1627 err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"ExecuteAction" returned 1627 " Could you please help me ? Rochefoucault
Home Automation Integration.... Specifically Apple HomeKit
Imagine syncing your Sonos to begin playing your favorite station upon arriving home. What about active syncing with Phillips Hue lights. Apple TV recognizing the Sonos system on a wifi integrated level allowing for custom audio output depending on app used. A wake up call of birds chirping throughout the house and a slow sunrise through your Hue lamps. Just saying the possibilities are endless and amazing. Apple supplies the kit, just integrate it with the Boost software (said ignorant of how this could work) Just imagine and share your thoughts. Thanks
Why 6.4 is bad design and how it might be fixed
I would argue that the most fundamental user action when using music software is to click on a song. In 6.4 there are at least 3 possible outcomes: 1. Overwrite the queue with that song and all others on the same album (queue not edited); 2. Ask for confirmation of item 1 (queue has been edited); 3. Place the song in the queue and start playing (when you click on a song as the result of a search). In cases 1 and 2, additional songs overwrite the queue. In case 3, just a single song is inserted. The Sonos UI is therefore inconsistent and counter-intuitive. The argument that this behavior makes the app more like Spotify, iTunes etc misses the point that the Sonos music system is designed to be used by groups of people as well as individuals. It needs to act as a jukebox as well as an ipod. Here's one possible solution: swap the actions of pressing a song and pressing the dots. This returns pressing a song to the old and familiar action. The dots graphic would also be chan
Won't connect via WiFi using Netgear N300 WNR2200 Wireless Router
Now that I've got a new router (Netgear N300 WNR2200 Wireless Router), the Android & PC controller will not connect when using WiFi, but it does work from the PC when using a wired connection. (I have tried resetting the controller, turning uPnP off, power cycling everything etc.)
Sonos Just Updated to 6.4.2
My Sonos system has just updated to version 6.4.2 which I now cannot find any documentation / changelog. iOS controller remains on 6.4.1. With hindsight maybe a bit reckless on my part accepting the update but anyone got any info. May be relevant but my Public Beta profile is active but no info there either.
Sonos and Exact Audio Copy
Newbie here. Looking for some answers, opinions and guidance please. My intention is to rip my music CDs to a Music Only hard drive. This will become my music library to use with Sonos. I am wanting to use the FLAC format. After some research I would like to use EAC. I have downloaded the latest version and used this guide to set it up. https://web.archive.org/web/20141003171404/http://blowfish.be/eac/ I have tested it by downloading 2 different CD 2-3 times. I think I have got it. I will be naming each file folder using this format: Artist-Album. Inside each folder will be the the music tracks labeled Track# - name.flac. The folder hierarchy will be really flat but I think it will work best for searches and for EAC. After I ripped the 2 CD I checked them out with the Sonos app and there was no album art or any of the other information-tags showing. In the Artist - Album folders there were the music tracks and 3 other files. The album art as a JPEG. A log file and a m3u file. Wha
SonosNet Asking for Password
Comcast just gave me a new router, and now SonosNet is asking for a password on my Android device, which it never did before. My android is set up to allow the SonosNet connection. Any idea how I find or change the password?? I use a bridge connected directly to the router via ethernet.
No Windows App
It looks as though Sonos will NOT be developing an App for the Windows Phone - which is very disappointing. As they know, Windows is by far the most popular OS on desktops and laptops and I choose to use the Windows phones because of the tight integration with the desktop and laptop and the unique ability to share people directories and calendars which can be read/updated from any Windows device. I'll probably have to abandon my plans to use Sonos in every room... unless someone has first hand knowledge and recommendation for a reliable 3rd Party Phone App that is compatible with Sonos speakers? Does anyone use one?.
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