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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So, I heard a demo of the Sonos One SL (These things are awesome speakers, no microphones - some of us old folks love the fact that there aren’t microphones!) and the sound was excellent. I fell in love. We are looking for a good sound solution in multiple rooms streamed from my Android device. I saw the Android on the side of the box, and bought two units home from the store that day. After a neve-racking 3 hours, I couldn't do anything besides play Pandora / Spotify / YouTube Music from INSIDE the Sonos app. Each Sonos sub-app was a castrated version of the real thing you might get from Google Play. Watching a You Tube video in the You Tube App? No sound thru these speakers. Using Disney Plus? Nope, can’t do it. Using ANY Android app not in available Sonos’ library. Sorry, no sound for you. Apparently, you can send local audio directly from an Apple Device to these speakers using AirPlay. Good for you guys. Congratulations. I bet that feels great. But please, Sonos, take the Android
i have 2 play 5 units and some play 1 units. I used to be able to play different music in different rooms at the same time but can no longer do that. If I put music on in one room and someone else wants to play something else in another room it switches all the units to the same music. does anyone else have that problem and how can I fix it???
Just downloaded the new app (June 2020) as requested by Sonos. Despite their email stating: “Just download the new app to your phone or tablet and delete the old one. All your services, favourites, and settings will be saved” I can’t even get the app to find and connect to my Sonos Beam. Anyone else having this issue?
Hello everyone! New Sonos customer. Just picked up four PLAY 5 units and have two SONOS ONE on preorder. Just set up my system. Very easy. Since I share this household with more than just myself, is it possible to create separate user IDs on the Sonos app so that everyone can have their own login with their own playlists? Currently as I see it -- unless I am missing something --- everything is tied together to just one account on all devices and you are forced to see everyone else's playlist. Thanks in advance
I connected one of my Sonos Play5's to my computer via the line-in headphone jack. I have 2 other Play5's and a bridge. Those other 2 Play5's not connected to the headphone jack very rarely produce sound consistently. This is a really bad problem for me considering that I play all sporting events and video thru my computer. I'll have guests over to watch a game, and 2 of my relatively expensive Sonos speakers constantly flicker in and out so bad that I just have to turn them off and hardwire other speakers. What I've tried: rotating the speakers, disconnecting/reconnecting, removing all components and re-adding all components in the Sonos program. The router is not near any of my Sonos components. I'm not running other programs that take bandwidth, and if I'm streaming something online, the video will continue to work while the sound cuts out. I have a 110mbps connection. Thanks for the help. -Kevin
According to the FAQ at https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1589/related/1, it sounds like you can set up your wireless devices (laptop, tablet, etc.) to use SonosNet as a wireless mesh for the home. Is that correct? I thought SonosNet was proprietary and could only be used by Sonos components. Allowing SonosNet to be used by non-Sonos devices is a VERY value-added feature. This means that having a Play:1 in your distant room, for example, would give Wifi access to the network/internet to mobile devices in that room (via SonosNet). I see a VERY good benefit for having additional Sonos components (including Sonos Bridge) in that regard. Saves you from buying Wifi Repeaters to extend the wireless range for tablets & computers in your house. Did I read the FAQ correctly? I hope so :)
I know this question has been asked (but apparently not answered) previously, but I thought I’d try again.When listening to music directly through Apple Music on my Sonos speakers (via Airplay), I definitely notice improved quality with the new “lossless” quality offered by Apple. My ears, however, seem to think that the quality isn’t as high-fidelity when I listen to the same music via the S2 app (which, of course, is pulling the same music from my Apple Music subscription). However, I’m willing to admit that this perceived difference in quality may be psycho-somatic (since I’m still confused as to whether the S2 app is capable of accessing lossless files when it queries the Apple Music database).Any chance either Apple or Sonos have provided an authoritative answer to this question? I.e. when S2 streams a file from Apple Music, is Apple giving them access to the lossless files? Or is Apple reserving those files for customers who are using the Apple Music interface? (For what it’s wor
This is not a full windows 8 platform but will work new surface tablet and Samsung and others plan to use this OS which is not fully windows 8 compatible. It would be very helpful if sonos would support this as the tablet looks promising.
I have a PLAY1 in my university halls which has worked well, even being connected to the halls wireless network (StudentCom), but someone has just been trying to play their music on it at full volume. I assume they are trying to set their own one up but it's actually controlling mine. Is there any way to put some sort of passcode or pin number on my speaker? The last question I saw on this topic was over a year ago and wondered if anything has been done since then. Many thanks
This must be a dumb question, but where are my Sonos playlists? I've just created a few playlists (e.g., tap the three dots...Add to Sonos Playlist...name a New Playlist, etc). Got a confirmatory message that songs were added to playlist such-and-such. But now I don't know where to find the playlist to actually play it. I thought there'd be a "Sonos Playlists" within the Music Library (along with Artists, Albums, Imported Playlists, etc), but I don't see it there. Surely this is an obvious thing that I'm missing. I'm using the new Sonos Controller (v8), which I just updated to yesterday... Thanks.
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
The Sonos app suddenly not working with the iOS lock screen control and volume button anymore, suspect it happen after the Sonos iOS app updates. So far I had tried:Restart the iPhone and make sure the iOS and Sonos App having latest version Reset Sonos app Reset + uninstall + reinstall app Off and on Sonos ERA300 and do the above Research all possible solutions from Google but nothing helps yet :( All of this not working, my app version is 15.6 build 74043110 with iPhone 14 Pro iOS 16.6. Is anyone facing the same issue or this is a known software bug?
acer chromebook 14 cb3-431 according to google this chromebook runs google apps . when i install the sonos app it will not connect to the internet even if sonos is running on my phone i would really like to link sonos up to my chromebook as my lap top is getting old . this problem only seems to have occured after the last uodate . before i could play the radio through sonos but could not find my external hard drive ? can any one help
I've downloaded version 6.4 of the app. What a mistake. To anyone who is about to do it, DON'T DO IT IF YOU LIKE YOUR QUEUE. Sonos please put it back how it was. This new app is so awful I am considering selling my entire Sonos rig (6 pieces!) and walking away from you, after what was until this week, many happy years. Touching on a track because I want to play it, or add it to the queue (the queue that I DID WANT), does not mean I want to delete the whole queue and replace it with the entire album (which I DON'T WANT) which the newly added track comes from. If I wanted to delete my queue, I would delete it. If I wanted to add the whole album, I would add it using the play all function. You've just taken something intuitive and user friendly which worked so well and turned it into a worse than hateful mess. PLEASE UNDO THIS AWFUL, HORRIBLE CHANGE.
Are there plans (or is there a way) to use the Sonos app from your phone to broadcast what you say in the phone’s microphone to one or all of the rooms so it acts like an intercom? A use case would be to announce to everyone in the house that “dinner is ready!” or “the bus is here!”. Just use the app, select the rooms - but instead of using radio/pandora/etc., there would be an option for microphone/intercom. Once selected, you can say your message from your phone and then go back to what you were listening to.
Are there any plans to to do more integration between sonos and hue? Or perhaps I should change that question to "Can there be more integration between sonos and hue please?". I'm not after the "alexa, please set my lights to XYZ" stuff. I'm after simple, disco mode! Currently I can play music, but with the Ipad "listening" with the Hue Party app running and that makes my hue lights dance. It would be great to combine the two. Play music on Sonos and it makes the lights dance to the beat. Gut feeling is that Sonos customers probably are the types who are also into their home automation and therefore integration with automated lighting systems would be a cool feature - even if you had to pay for it.
I have a Sonos system in which all components are on the one network. There are twelve Sonos units (Beam, Connect:Amps and Ones), and two of the Connect:Amps are legacy gen 1s. I would like to make one floor of my house S1 including the old gen 1 Connect:Amps, and one floor S2 with the remaining units. I understand from a previous reply that I can have two Sonos systems - one S1 and one S2 - all on the same network. If so, are there any specific concerns, or ways that I need to set this up to make it work well? I’d like to have two of the S2-capable devices on the S1 system (to allow me to airplay to all speakers on the S1 system). Is there a way to specify/make these S2-capable Sonos units join the S1 system? Thank you Cal
On December 6th we released Sonos version 7.0 and added a new registration method for Sonos systems that enables the listener to play music from Spotify straight to Sonos. As a result of the changes, this update also broke an unofficial Control4 integration with Sonos. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause some users of both Control4 and Sonos. If you’ve already updated your system and are unable to play to Sonos via Control4, you can still use the Sonos App on any [url=https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/127]compatible device[/url]. If you’re a Spotify subscriber, you can now also use the [url=https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4137/]Spotify app[/url] to control what’s playing. We are in talks with Control4 on potential solutions and will provide updates here as they become available.
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