Feature Request: S1 to S2 link

  • 17 June 2020
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Hello - Could you please consider adding a feature that allows S2 to send music to S1 so that my various SONOS setups aren’t broken in twain? Thanks!

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They didn't completely fork it. They're not fully supporting S1 anymore. Once you start a device playing it can play when the app/controller is off. All those do is tell the device what to play, and S1/S2 devices can stream the same things. The devices don't actually send music through each other. They just are setup to feed off the same wifi, so all that is left is to tell two devices to play the same music at the same time, which from a programming standpoint, is rudimentary. The reason Sonos did this is money. Their stuff sounds great and lasts too long. They need to force people to buy new gear...

If they could do that, there would have been no reason to fork the software.  Why would Sonos effectively double the man hours needed to maintain their software and double the infrastructure to put out two releases if it were at all possible to keep them all working together?