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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My Android controller informs me that there's a beta update available, but when I try to install it I get a message saying I should follow the instructions in an e-mail. I have received no e-mail, so cannot proceed. And before you ask, yes, I've checked my spam folder! There's a similar thread here, but the links given are for a previous version.
I have used other music libraries and got used to sorting functions I cannot find in Sonos. Firstly it is not logical to sort the albums based on their title. It is more logical to sort based on album artist first and then title. Secondly I would also like to sort on latest added albums first. Usually you listen to the most recently added albums most. Secondly you know you have added new albums that you want to explore but you do not keep in your head which 20 records you have added most recently. So I would like to have these two sorting’s available at the same time not only one or the other. Are these sorting functions available and how do I set them up? If not when can I expect them?
I eagerly downloaded the new beta version 7 onto my iPhone this morning. But see no difference in how it plays Spotify. The settings 'About my Sonos System' says I am still on v6.4.8 which suggests the update has not worked. It went through the update and reconfiguration process on the iphone. I used the url in the email (to be used in cases where update fails) to download the dmg file to my phone but then it asks where I want to open it - Notes, Dropbox, iCloud with no option to open it on the phone. Can anyone please help me. Thanks in anticipation
Anybody finding the latest iOS app is draining their iPhone battery? When I leave my house (and wifi network), the app is continuing to do something in the background. So, it is typically drawing 25% or more of my battery life over 24 hours. Lots of 'background activity.' This is a new issue -- within the last weeks. I have to remember to close -- not just put in the background -- the app when I leave my wifi network.
Add a color screen, a large button, and a battery backup to the Play:3. The color screen can be used to display the time using a number of customizable clock faces, as well as the song artwork when playing music. The button can be customized to act as any number of functions, such as starting a preset channel, snoozing or stopping the alarm. The battery backup guarantees the alarm will still go off in case of a power failure. The only reason I haven't yet replaced my current alarm clocks with a Play:3 is this; I don't want to have two boxes on my nightstand.
Hi there I have a smart TV connected to a set of Sonos Play1's & 3 via a Connect (and the sound experience is really great). But my experience could get another boost if it would be possible to use my TV remote control to control the volume settings instead of using the Sonos App. The same install settings as the Playbar... Is this possible or will this be made possible by Sonos? From my point of view this really would enhance the possible use cases of the Sonos products... And no, a Playbar is not an option for me :) Looking
So what gives? Why can't I add my iTunes library to the Sonos Controller 6.4. The menu "Manage" is all greyed out. Is this yet another limitation to this Play One speaker I have? I currently cannot update the system due to some older software I still must run. Is there anyway around this limitation? Both Sharing and Firewall settings are set as recommended by Sonos. Mac 10.7.5 Itunes V12.2 Sonos 6.4
I have just tried to leave the beta program as I would prefer to use all the controller functions on my iPhone and iPad including EQ settings, Trueplay setup and other points. However, it did not work and I received a message saying Error code 9: and then all the room names.
When I use Pandora (not Pandora One) I can select Shuffle Play and choose which of the many stations on my list I want to be included in that Shuffle. How is this feature enabled when using Pandora on Sonos. Does the Quickmix allow you to select a limited number of stations or does it just toggle between all of your stations.
Since sonos has access to microphone on ios devices. It would be a great idea to add a feature where i can record a message on the app and send it to a dedicated room. Sometimes when im in the kitchen cooking and i want to let my kids to come and eat, I would like to announce it through the play 1 that is in their the room rather than shout it out. :8
Ever since upgrading to the new controller, my iMac no longer stays awake while using my Sonos. I have my music library stored on my iMac and have it set to sleep after only a few minutes. In all previous versions on the controller, as long as I had music playing in Sonos, my iMac would stay awake so the the connection could stay alive and the music would keep playing song after song until i paused it or the end of the queue was reached, at which point the iMac would sleep after a few minutes of inactivity per the energy saver settings. However, since upgrading to the newest controller (5.4), this is no longer the case. It now sleeps even if music is playing if i am not also using the iMac for computing. As a result, Sonos loses the connection to my music library and is unable to play the next track in my queue. Is there a fix for this issue? I know I can set my energy settings so my iMac never sleeps, thus fixing the connection loss issue. However, I do not want to do this because I
I recently gifted a Play 1 to a friend. She told me that she was not very computer confident,so I installed in for her. She has a new iPhone, but her laptop is old (7 years). I attempted to install the Sonos controller on the laptop (windows XP) I downloaded and installed the Sonos app and attempted to hook up the play 1 speaker. However, the program didn’t “see” the speaker when I hit the stop & + button. I tried several times to no avail. I then tried to install the Sonos app on the iPhone, that took a while but was eventually successful. The app functioned fine. I wanted to give Sonos access to her music library, but her music was only on her laptop. After her iPhone installation, I again tried to install Sonos on her laptop. This time the laptop “found” the speaker immediately. But the music library settings was ‘grayed out’ and I am unable to get access to her music library. I noticed that the laptop did not have iTunes installed, I installed iTunes, but I was still un
Hi, I am a new customer / Sonos 5 owner... I do not know why you make it so complicated to hook up a direct line into the speaker. Or to use apple play or any other direct app to device functions. The SONOS app sucks. I just want to use the Spotify App, and be able to control the volume of the speakers from my keyboard. Seriously SONOS, the speakers sound great but this whole app thing is totally not necessary or what customers want. Super frustrating experience.
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