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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Hi! I’m in the process of changing over to Sonos from a more traditional system and have connected my Apple Music account which is what I use to stream 90% of our music. Is there a way to “thumbs down” a song using the Sonos app so it gets skipped and doesn’t play again?
I accessed Spotify premium through my Sonos app and created an extensive Sonos playlist. While I can easily access my Sonos/Spotify playlist while running my Sonos app at home, there is no way to see/access my playlist solely through Spotify while I am away from home. Since I can access Spotify through Sonos, and visa versa, while on my home network, I should be able to access my playlist through Spotify while away from my home network. Per Sonos support, there is no way to do this. Does anyone know how to access a Sonos playlist, created through Spotify, using the Spotify app when I am away from my Sonos system?
What is the latest version of Sonos 1 Controller for Mac, and what are the minimum system requirements?
My High Sierra Mac Pro crashes every time when it attempts to update from 11.5, could that be because the latest version does not work on High Sierra?Astounding that Sonos does not seem to provide basic info like this on their site.
I’m a brand new Port user coming over from the Squeezebox/Logitech Media Server world after 10 years. I’m aware of others that maintain their own digital music collection locally saying that Sonos seems to be abandoning that market segment, but is the S2 controller really that limited that it can’t see the ARTISTSORT tags in my extensive FLAC library and sort by last name instead of first name? Also apparently I can’t set it to NOT show artist names associated with songs in compilations so my Artists list isn’t so cluttered? I knew I’d be trading off some customization options by moving to Sonos and I’m glad not to have to spend so much time tinkering with my SB Touch just to get it to work with my network, but I thought there’d be some flexibility for displaying my music the way I want it to. The Music Library options in the S2 app for iOS (Settings > System > Music Library) are ridiculous! What do others do? Are there 3rd party apps that work well with lossless libraries? Any s
I use Sonos on Android and want to play music from my device.Please add a feature to allow the Sonos App to scan specific on-device folders rather than default to only the “Music” folder.Use case: Amazon Prime Music no longer allows playing specific songs. As a workaround, I purchased and downloaded music to my device. The Amazon download folder is “Android\device\com.amazon.mp3\files\Music\Purchased” but Sonos only scans the “Music” folder and doesn’t recognize the downloaded music.If I could specify on-device folders to scan, it would solve this issue. This solution seems universal as it would allow playback for all downloaded songs from any streaming service.Thanks for your consideration.
I am having a heck of a time finding any information on how to add my iTunes library to the Sonos app. I don’t have a computer. I have found articles on adding with Windows or Mac OS, but nothing about only using iPhone and iPad. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I have three Sonos Play:1 speakers which are sometimes used individually, sometimes grouped. When I group two or more speakers, on the desktop app I cannot control the volume of individual speakers, only the entire group. The small pop-up window with the individual speakers is visible but the volume sliders do not work. This is only a problem on the Windows desktop app - the app on my phone is fine. But it is a problem on both Windows laptops that I have. And it appears to have arisen only in the last few days.Any thoughts?
The update to 14.18 seems to have broken the volume controller on the desktop app (Windows 11). While I can still adjust the overall volume of a particular group with the top slide, the pop-up sliders that allow me to control the volume of the speakers within the group individually are no longer functional. I have confirmed that all of my speakers, as well as the apps on my phone and desktop all updated to 14.18. The sliders are working normally on my phone.
I have the app preferences for the Sonos S1 app set with both Show Lock Screen Controls and Home Screen Volume Control enabled.This makes using my Sonos equipment much easier as I don't have to find and launch the app when I'm just making minor adjustments.Yet on Android 13 neither of these show up.That is a big functional regression from prior app versions.Is this a known issue? Are there any workarounds?
I’m using a Mac G5 running OS 10.5.8 as a server to access the majority of my music library files via a network connection to my (newer) iMac running OS Catalina 10.15.7.I have no issues accessing the music library from the G5 on the iMac, but the Sonos Controller or iPhone app cannot access the G5 library...I’ve confirmed sharing settings and believe them to be correct.Is the Mac G5 (OS 10.5.8) too many generations removed and incompatible with current Sonos Controller software of iPhone app?
I have the same issue a number of people have complained about many years ago but I can’t see a resolution to what seems like a very basic function of any system.I have a lot of music (tens of hours) in a playlist and would like to play through it all without repetition. However when switching to other inputs e.g. the TV, when I return it does not remember where it left off so you can only re-shuffle the queue or try and manually remember the last song, scroll through the list, find it and start from there which is not easy if you have 1000’s of songs.This has been mentioned by many others but no solution is offered. Surely it is a basic function of any music system to resume from the last played song in a playlist so assume there must be a way otherwise why would anybody who loves music buy this system?Threads on the same subject that are many years old and no solution has been offered
Hey,I’ve a newborn son that really loves sleeping on me so I’ve to adjust my Sonos sound a lot due to inconsistent volume even with night mode on.I’ve noticed that when adjusting the sound for my Sonos playbase through the Sonos app it also adjust my iPhone volume, going from no sound to actually have a lot of sound. So when I start looking through other apps now they start blasting sound almost waking my son up. Has anyone else noticed this as well or maybe there is a setting that I can tweak so it doesn’t adjust both my iPhone and my Sonos? content on the tv is coming through Apple TV apps, if that helps. Adding video of the problem.https://youtube.com/shorts/LkXYmr4g9Cw?feature=share
Yesterday (Nov 2), Sonos updated the S1 Controller app for iOS and iPadOS to version 11.6.1. These installed and work fine.At the same time my Mac, which is running S1 Controller for Mac version 11.5, indicated that there was an update available. When trying to run this update (which is named Sonos_57.13-34140.dmg and not 11.6 something), it crashed and failed.Has anyone else had this problem?
I have a strange problem. In one room I have 2 sonos five in stereo. After trueplay is done, they are out of balance. I have to slide the balance 5 points to the right. If i toggle trueplay on off, it is very noticeable. with trueplay off balance is in center 🤷🏻♂️ Anyway to fix this without using the balance control?
Hey all,I’ve had a Sonos system for 7 years and this is the first time I’ve had this issue over the last week or so.Whenever I search under Artists, the top default result is Sonos Radio showing 1-3 genre station recommendations, followed by my streaming services with artist results if I scroll down below. Using both Apple and Spotify. Ideally I don’t want genre station recommendations listed first, I’m searching for an artist specifically to listen to which has always worked fine in the past.I’ve updated and re-installed my app, re-authorized, removed and re-added my streaming services, which puts them back at the top of my search result for the first search I perform, and then defaults back to Sonos Radio results again under the Artists tab.When I reached out to support I was told, “It’s a system feature, that’s how it is” but have never had to experience this feature before. Anyone have any insight?
Hi I’m just checking if this is normal. I currently have a playbar two play ones and a sub in one room. I’ve recently purchased an arc two one Sl’s and sub which is in another room. I’m about my system it’s show the kit in which room it’s assigned to but not the two subs. Is this normal. I do feel like since I’ve added the new system that I’m not getting the impact I used to have when I just had the 5.1
Hi I have just picked up my first Sonos one. I intend to build on them in the future.I thought I was logged on it but now realise I’m not fully I don’t think. I’ve entered my email and password etc but this unit was used in the shop so sometimes asks for a password with a different email I don’t know. how do I change it to mine
im not sure what has happened, I am still using the s1 app but three of my speakers now say they are incompatible and they worked fine before, I am trying to down grade which has worked on one of them but not on the other two, but even the one that is downgraded will not let me add it back into the sonos 1 app as its saying its needs to update first and it cant update because of a problem with the boost and one of the other speakers, this is all way beyond me
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