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Sonos Favorites Problem

  • 21 November 2018
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I have been trying to save some playlists from a music service I use (HOS) that I used to be able to save to my favorites list, but now when I do this I get a message from Sonos that it's "already saved". It isn't. How do I fix this?
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Best answer by John B 21 November 2018, 09:37

Here is my best guess, although I am away from my system so cannot check. Given that you refer to 'Favorites' I suspect you are using a desktop controller, but either way......



Around about v8.0-v8.2, Sonos changed the mobile controller to introduce the 'My Sonos' section. Sonos Playlists and Favorites were removed from the list of music sources and put in 'My Sonos'. In effect, the ability to have favorite Sonos playlists was removed in the mobile controller. The term 'Favorites' was dropped in the mobile controller.



The desktop controller still appears to use the old structures and terminology - Sonos Playlists and Favorites look like they are in music sources, but I suspect that this is just an imperfect view of the mobile structures.



I can save Google Play Music playlists to Favorites in the desktop controller - they then appear under 'Favorites' in the desktop controller, and in a 'Google Play Music Playlists' section of My Sonos in the mobile controller. I would have expected playlists from your music service to be treated similarly.



I am not sure I have made a good job of explaining that, but then it is a bit of a mess, IMO. I have said that on here before, and argued that Sonos Playlists should be in the 'Browse' section of the mobile controller, as a music source. Then you could save favorite playlists (music service or Sonos) to 'My Sonos'. In fact, you could even rename 'My Sonos' as 'Favorites' and sanity would be restored 🙂 .
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Hi. Which controller(s) is/are you using?
Here is my best guess, although I am away from my system so cannot check. Given that you refer to 'Favorites' I suspect you are using a desktop controller, but either way......

Around about v8.0-v8.2, Sonos changed the mobile controller to introduce the 'My Sonos' section. Sonos Playlists and Favorites were removed from the list of music sources and put in 'My Sonos'. In effect, the ability to have favorite Sonos playlists was removed in the mobile controller. The term 'Favorites' was dropped in the mobile controller.

The desktop controller still appears to use the old structures and terminology - Sonos Playlists and Favorites look like they are in music sources, but I suspect that this is just an imperfect view of the mobile structures.

I can save Google Play Music playlists to Favorites in the desktop controller - they then appear under 'Favorites' in the desktop controller, and in a 'Google Play Music Playlists' section of My Sonos in the mobile controller. I would have expected playlists from your music service to be treated similarly.

I am not sure I have made a good job of explaining that, but then it is a bit of a mess, IMO. I have said that on here before, and argued that Sonos Playlists should be in the 'Browse' section of the mobile controller, as a music source. Then you could save favorite playlists (music service or Sonos) to 'My Sonos'. In fact, you could even rename 'My Sonos' as 'Favorites' and sanity would be restored 🙂 .