Restrict access to certain zones
There should be a way to restrict access to certain zones or allow control of certain zones from a specific controller. This is very important when you have children or have guests staying to stop inadvertent or deliberate changing of zone settings.
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No one cares about this. It's not affecting sales. You don't hear of any lawsuits regarding hearing loss in one room caused by a child in the next room. Until you do, forget it.
No one at Sonos, you mean, I presume?
What on earth was Digital saying? How does "Digital" (worst name ever btw) know it is not having an impact on sales? I say it IS having an impact on sales. I know people that won't buy the product because of this factor. They would prefer to simply have PCs/Laptops in their children's rooms with their own music on it so that this doesn't become an issue. I think it is about time SONOS looked a this issue seriously and updated the software in line with consumer demand. IMHO, the introduction of the play:1 was a bit silly over this. Those who wanted it used the excuse that the other speakers were too big for smaller rooms... turn the volume down!?!?!? I have Play:5s as my smallest speaker in my house and they work just fine in bathrooms, bedrooms etc.
Funny, by my count, Sonos just implemented at least 4 ideas from this site this very morning. Including a smaller Play:1, a modified mute, and being able to control multiple Sonos systems. Seems to me this Ideas section works just fine for people who requested those features.
The problem is that everyone here already has Sonos, and in the case of "Marc" lots of the most expensive units - you've not been put off buying it due to lack of 'security/restrictions', and will probably continue to buy more Sonos products and to recommend them to your friends and family. Yes you might buy a couple of extra ones for the kids - in fact this was my first thought when I saw the Play:1 - but you're not about to ditch all the kit you already have. Whilst everyone in this topic would love some kind of restrictions to be available we don't represent the core of the Sonos market, just a small subset of enthusiasts. This is the 10th most popular request but only has 17% of the number of votes when compared to the #1 item of a Win8 RT version of Sonos Controller (which I personally will never have any interest in at all). The frustrating thing for me is that this is a software change, and probably not a difficult one at that - I know how hard it is to design simple easy to use products, and Sonos (when it works) is pretty easy when it comes to competitors. There's no hard in adding in some advanced features for those that want it, whilst leaving the default configuration simple and easy to use.
Sounds like it is time to confiscate a couple tablets/phones for a week. Guarantee it will never happen again.
Which kid? Which device? Maybe a friend or friend's kid who was over actually did it. You love group punishment. Not everyone believes in it. I suppose you'd just whip them all...
Oh look, my leg humper is back. Like clockwork after every new release. Down boy! Down!! *rolleyes*
If I remember correctly (and I do), you began this 'relationship' many moons ago with your responses to my posts, so who is humping whose leg? We know what you would do as a parent even without evidence against the guilty party. And that makes your suggestion irrelevant to many here.
With all these personal attacks you keep spewing, I'm pretty sure everyone knows who's humping who's leg. *Yawn*
I agree. This is a reasonable request that is long overdue. However, given that the CEO has been quoted in the past about his reluctance to add passwords or lock screens, I'm not sure if we will see it soon.
Ditto. I would prefer a PIN screen. Something simple, we aren't securing a bank here.
Sth simple and effective would do the job. You only want to prevend your kids from playing music in certain areas and/or guests to change the playlist, only let them add music to play in the queue. How hard is that to implement if it helps you sell more product (and yes, it does!)
I believe it would sell more product. Purchasing a Sonos system is a huge commitment; one I've been considering for years. I was just about to go for it when I realized that my 8yo and 12yo would definitely fight over the "now playing" song, and could also attempt to play or change music or volume in zones I would prefer they not have access to (e.g. master bedroom, master bath, guest room, or outside). And as someone noted earlier, they might not even do it intentionally if they didn't realize the zones were linked.