Airplay won't connect to all speakers, try's then crashes

  • 27 November 2019
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I have a boost connected to fast fiber broadband, 4 x play5’s and 8 x One SL’s all on one floor with good wifi coverage throughout.

System works fine, if a little slow to react, when playing through sonos app. When trying to use airpplay it will connect to 2 or 3 speakers the drops out trying to connect to others and crashes the sonos app.


Any suggestion?!?!




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Perhaps try this…  

In the Sonos App select one of your standalone Play:5 rooms and group all the ‘required’ speakers to it. Then goto your chosen App and start the audio and select the same Play:5 for AirPlay Playback.

Some other things to consider .. 

  1. Set the SonosNet channel in “Settings/System/Network” of the Sonos App so that it is at least 5 channels away from your router 2.4ghz channel.
  2. Remove/reset the WiFi credentials in the Sonos App “Settings/System/Network/Wireless Setup”. These are not needed when running the devices on SonosNet.

One further useful, but optional, thing which I would also choose to do in your particular case, is to add the Sonos IP addresses to the networks' DHCP Reservation Table.

Hopefully that will then resolve all your playback issues.