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Sonos can no longer access my Music Library on my Naim Uniti Star
Hi I have a number of Sonos products.I also have a Naim UnitiStar which has a locally connected USB drive containing my music library. The Unitistar has a built in UpNp server.My Sonos system has accessed this music library without any issues for a long time (years). However, this evening, it cannot access the library ‘unable to connect’ messages.I’ve tried the basic stuff to try and fix this - but no joy. My Mac and My Smart TV’s can all connect to the Music Library on the UnitiStar without a problem.Any ideas please?Many thanks in advance.
YT music through Sonos only shows liked songs when in library
YT music on app on my phone and computer pull up the whole library. But in the sonos S2 app version 12.1 will only diplay my liked songs under Youtube Music>Library>Songs>Songs. Tested that it is my liked songs by removing a few and adding different ones a couple of times and it is updating the library accordingly to that. YT music works correctly on my phone and computer through the YT music app but not in the S2 app. I would just cast from the YT app directly but that is not supported as it was in the google music app.
Sonos app won't connect to Brennan B2.
Hi all,I have been using Sonos for many years and used to have my generic NAS drive as music library. Now we have a Brennan B2, so I removed the old music library and followed the steps set out by Brennan to connect the B2 as my new music library.However, after selecting the music folder through the “Add Shared Music Folder” process on the Sonos app, I get an error message. “Sonos was unable to add the music folder”Folder name, login and password are correct (copied from Brennan’s website). I can connect to the Brennan B2 on my Win 10 laptop, so I know the NAS connection on the B2 works.Neither the Sonos app nor the Sonos program on Windows will let me connect the B2 as a music library.I would be grateful if anyone had a suggestion how I can get the two connected.
SiriusXM On Demand Fast Forward still broken??
I see there are lots of discussions on this: long program fast forwarding for on-demand episodes and shows on Sirius XM. Many of them originating 2 years ago!My experience is that this behavior is still broken/not available.Am I correct?Any word when this might be fixed if so?If I am wrong, then what is the proper way to resume listening to a long episode where I left off when I was last listening to it.Are there any work-arounds?Thanks
On device music no longer available
I’ve got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8A - with local music stored on it - i give the Sonos app access as it requests during first selection of ‘On the Mobile Device’. I can browse albums/artists/songs, can see cover art etc. but as when i select an album is just races through them “xxxx” is no longer available on Samsung SM-T290. I’ve done this exact setup before on another Tab 8A - same music etc. and it works fine, so i know its not a problem with the files. Any advice greatly appreciated as this setup has no music services, other than Sonos Radio/Tune In so are stuck with a limited selection...
Sonos continues to skip songs
I am convinced something is wrong with one of my speakers, but I am trying to diagnose it. In playing apple music, using the S2 app, directly to a Sonos Play one, songs will play half way through, then skip to the next, or will skip several resulting in long periods of silence.I have tried unplugging the device and plugging back in, I have tried moving closer to an access point, I have tried rebooting the network (which should not be a resolution unless it only has to be done with updates). Nothing seems to be fixing this.Playing from the app should be the purest way of playing anything (it cuts out Alexa, it cuts out airplay, etc).What else can I try?
Songs not coded correctly
My playlists on sonos app keep saying that the songs are not coded correctly and then skip and do not play the song, this is happening on numerous different songs every time i try play a playlist. Furthermore a lot of my rooms with sonos speakers in are not being picked up via the app. They work when you ask Alexa to play and specify a room but you can't use the app to control the devices.
YouTube Music Issues.
I successfully converted from Google Music to YouTube Music but I’ve noticed a couple things I can no longer do. I’m not sure if this is the fault of Sonos or YouTube Music but wanted to get them out there so someone can fix them:Can’t start a playlist based off an individual song. You can do this directly from the YouTube Music app so I know it’s possible - just not an option in the Sonos app Can give a thumbs up or down to a song from the Sonos app. This is a bigger issue than it might at first seem since it helps YouTube Music keep track of what you like and don’t like so the tailored playlists they create are more to your liking. They also keep track of every song you “like” as a separate playlist that I like to play sometimes.Anyone else fine other issues that used to be present in Google Music that Sonos can no longer do with YouTube Music?
SiriusXM "unable to browse music" on iPhone.
For the last two days I have been unable to access SiriusXM on my iPhone. It also happened a few days ago for most of the day but it came back up. I found topics covering with the same issue from a year or more ago but nothing current. I tried the solutions that were suggested in these historical topics but none worked. It also happened a few days ago for most of the day but it came back up the following day. The SONOS status shows that SiriusXM is working but not for me.Anyone else having this issue currently and any suggestions as to a solution? Thank you.
FLAC files stored locally dropping out on Sonos
I have to ask this question again. Why is it the performance of Sonos in playing FLAC files has waned over the last couple of years since Sonos preoccupation with being all things to everyone i.e. streaming from every possible source, 5.1 etc. Despite having the matrix I have attached speakers drop out especially one side of stereo pairs. Whenever I skip to the next track speakers drop out and slowly synch up again. Does not happen on MP3s with their lower bitrate. Those of us who were early adopters can remember that Sonos was supposed to have the ability to play 32 speakers with multiple music streams in different rooms. The S2 app takes an age to load on a fast laptop. Changing volume settings can now have a delay as others mentioned. Has some of the memory capacity that used to be available been used for the new features. Don't forget the original system was just designed to play music from local sources and a bit of Internet Radio. Perceived reliability has really begun to suffer
Streaming from Tidal or Idagio app stopped working.
Hi, I’m using two streaming services: Tidal and Idagio. Since about a week I can’t stream from those apps to my Sonos anymore. In Tidal, my Sonos Connect’s and Beam don’t show up. In Idagio they do, but the music won’t play. From the Sonos app itself, I can play music from those services (e.g. by selecting from my albums).I tried rebooting modem, router and Sonos systems, but that did not work. I also tried removing the services from the Sonos app and adding them again. That also did not work.I have made a diagnosis with number 1474987482.
Network problem, unable to connect Spotify.
I've been using Spotify on Sonos for years, but for some reason it fails to connect a couple of days ago. I got in touch with the chat support yesterday. Got the suggestion to try reinstall Spotify on Sonos. It didn't work and now I can't even get Spotify into Sonos. Got this message. No problems with the network using other stuff. (Sorry for screenshot in Swedish)
Cannot browse SiriusXM service on the PC App.
I am “Unable to browse music” on my Sirius XM service after updating the Sonos Controller for PC to version 12.1, Sonos OS S2, Build 60381140, Sonos ID 110830380. I CAN play SiriusXM stations that I had previously stored in my SONOS Favorites. Also, Sonos Radio, Amazon Music and Tunein Services all work as they should. I did delete the SiriusXM service and the Add it back in, which had no effect, I continue to be unable to browse Sirius XM. My PC runs the most recent version of Windows 10.And….. I CAN browse my SiriusXM account on my cell phone using SONOS Android APP which appears to use the same version, OS, Build and ID stated above. Please let me know if I need to do anything to help reestablish browsing of my SiriusXM service via the Sonos PC App. I suspect there is a bug in the PC APP.Stay well, Mike Katzaman
Sonos browsing - Tidal access changed
We are aware of the issue where the Tidal app doesn’t allow you to select Sonos speakers in iOS14. Thats SUPER annoying but allegedly being fixed soon. However last week in an effort to work around this I went to my Sonos S2 app and selected the speaker I wanted and then browsed my music options. The TIDAL link produced new options which I wish I’d screenshotted. It had things like MY MIXES etc. which were not available before. Anyway I went off and enjoyed them and come the afternoon, the new options were all gone and I was back to the legacy experience. Which is poor. So, I assume that it’s up to Tidal to fill those options via an API over anything to do with Sonos but I wanted to check since Sonos support and community is WAY more useful that the nonsense Tidal pretend to run. If Sonos do have ability to help here I’d be appreciative if they can poke Tidal.
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