Manage options not working
I updated my Sonos system this morning and now the manage options are greyed out-cannot manage system or library now. I use an Apple computer.
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Don't you have a smart phone - iPhone or Android - You can control from one of those. Or a tablet could be used.
However you'd need to use a different controller for 'admin' operations. As Stuart suggests, a phone should do. Or an iPod Touch from 5th generation onwards. Or buy a cheap Android tablet.
You see Sonos is NOT a media player. What it knows is where the music is LOCATED and when via an app or controller you ask for some music to be played the Play speaker itself (not the Sonos app) sends a request to fetch the music file - this could be from a music service (eg Spotify or Apple) or your music - but the principle is the same.
- download music onto the Mac
- manage music using iTunes on the Mac
- transfer music from iTunes to the folders indexed by Sonos (assuming they're different from the regular iTunes storage)
What you cannot do on the old Mac is:
- change the folders indexed by Sonos
- tell Sonos to update its music library
For these you could use the iPhone controller.
The Mac controller can still be used to instruct Sonos what to play, pause, stop, etc.