I am a old style Hi Fi enthusiast, recently looked at Bose outdoor speakers at Costco, was almost ready to buy these when i decided to look into a online benchmark where the Sonos Move was recommended, thats what i ended up buying online. I was willing to spend $$$ exited about what i read about the Sonos performance i bought a bundle Sonos Move + One SL on eBay from a large authorized dealer just to later find out that this pair is unable to deliver Stereo, but that is a different story.
The Sonos Move arrived yesterday afternoon and i quickly wanted to try it out before dinner, had 15minutes for that.
Started unpacking powered it up following the instructions, installed the app on my Android, registration, question after question after update after question, the thing was finally satisfied to play music after around 20 Minutes or so, food on the table getting cold.
Grrrr, Ok playing with the Sonos Android app while eating i tried to listen to my favorite music stream di.fm, but no way to add it to Sonos and no way to Stream to the speaker directly from the di.fm app. I can stream to my TV with no problem via Chromecast, but not to this “high-end speaker” wt*? Come one guys, could you at least mention that on your marketing? You proudly display Android on even the box of the speaker.
Looking through this forum there are a couple of people mentioning this flaw and complaining about the lack of Chromecast, but no official statement from SONOS, no explanation why Sonos ignores that gigantic userbase, no action. VERY DISAPPOINTING.
Ok i thought, lets try Bluetooth. Yep that way i am able to stream to the Sonos Move, but guess what, no option to add another Move to enjoy stereo when outside, on the move so to say.
Heck i have a set of cheapo Chinese speakers with decent sound quality offering Stereo over bluetooth, what is going on here?
Anyway the thing that really ticks me off is the lack of Chromecast and Sonos ignorance addressing it or at least providing an official statement. I am not the only one wondering about this: “The lack of Chromecast support on Sonos speakers in 2020 is infuriating”
I will start looking around for other options, most likely return the set Monday next week.
In a nutshell Sonos had been a great waste of time.