I started using a Sonos speaker as an alarm. Fine, but I would like the radio to play only in my bedroom when the alarm starts. So that’s how I have set the alarm. My day now starts with this speaker ungrouped because that’s what the alarm does.
Then when I am up and about, I like to play the same radio downstairs too.
So now I have to create a group every morning and set volumes for each speaker (4 speaker system). If I don’t, I can hear the radio out of sync in different rooms. Like most people who spend all this money on Sonos, it is to have the benefit of a multi-room system - I like to be able to walk around the house and hear the radio in sync throughout.
It is so cumbersome and frustrating. My experience with Sonos is that I have some amazing hardware with software that seems to stand in the way of how I want to live.
Solutions that would be terrific are:
- I have tried IFTTT automation but it doesn’t control grouping (yet?)
- why does Sonos need groups? Surely it would be easy to design the controller to sync automatically any speakers that are using the same music source. If you play the same source through 2+ speakers, why wouldn’t you want them in sync? Why does it require the user to put speakers in groups manually?
Has anyone found a work-around to help avoid the constant process of adding speakers to a group after setting an alarm?