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Hey all,I installed two Sonos Ray sound bars on a wifi network named Pace generated by my cable modem. All was working great. Later I installed a mesh wifi network with the name Air, and connected my iPhone to it. When I open the Sonos 2 app, I get the alert of a network issue and tap “let’s fix it.” The next screen says “Your mobile device is connected to Air. Let’s update your Sonos devices to connect to it” (or something similar. So I follow the prompts, but during the process the status keeps saying “Connecting Ray to Pace.” So the app knows the Rays aren’t on Air, the same network my phone is on, and suggests that I change the Rays to connect to Air, but then it during the process it always reconnects to Pace. Any advice on how to fix this? I’ve followed the steps in the support articles and app prompts exactly, and I can’t seem to get the Rays to switch to Air. Thanks!
I have the Ray bar & 2 x Play: 1's in surround set up and there seems to be some kind of glitch when i use my remote to turn the volume down. I've repeated the remote setup process a few times & still get the same issue, if i use the volume down button on the remote, the sound goes off completely, if I tap the volume up button the sound returns.
Up until yesterday I had no issues with my Sonos Beam and 2 Sonos Ones then something went wrong and I had no sound whatsoever.I reset everything and my Beam is working but one of the Sonos ones just seems to be blocking everything and I have a constant error when trying to set up the surround saying that the speaker is not connected to the network even though I have reset it at least 6 times.How can I delete it from the app and start again because this seems impossible.It is unbelievably frustrating that I cannot fix this
I have a beam, sub and One SLs setup as surround in my living room. I recently bought two used Play 1’s and it won’t connect as surround. It recognized them but will not connect toy current setup. How do I get them to pair into my existing surround setup?
Hi, I made the original post below about 4mo ago. I was given the below solution in blue. I tried the solution & it didn’t work. I’ve been looking for the original Sonos HDMI cable, which I can’t find. I came back to this & tried again. I even did a Android software update to see if that would fix this. Nothing seems to work I followed the instructions exactly & the TV recognized the Sonos. My Sonos app, when I did TV Setup, said I was all set & connected to the TV. The Sonos device made a sound, but there simply is not TV audio coming through my Sonos. When i increase volume, the Sonos lights up but teh TV does not show any volume increase. This is so bizarre, because when I purchsed the Sonos & connected to TV 1st time everything worked perfectly & Sonos gave TV sound for about a year. Then just stopped. Nothing I do solves this. Sonos works fine for music on the Sonos speaker network. Can someone PLEASE help. Is this a Sonos problem or Sony problem??Original
Hello thereI would like to purchase a Sonos Arc but I wanted to check that it will work well with beamed ceilings. I have a small living room with a 7 foot ceiling that has beams. In terms of set up they would be running from fireplace to back wall. The Arc would be above the fireplace. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Good morning. I’ve tried everything I can think of to figure out how to get my sub to stop the occasional vibrating, screechy, hum sound. Mostly noticed with television, low volume levels. I put acoustic foam underneath thinking it has been shaking a wooden cabinet, but I don’t think that’s it. Any suggestions? Lot to spend for a sub that puts out an annoying sound.
Hi brought myself a ray works straight out of the box via the optical cable . my question is I’ve added to my app it’s found it but for some reason it’s not visible on the app I’ve tried switching it off then on but it’s not there I wanted to link it up to other speakers .can you do this with the ray ? that’s my next question can 2 play ones connect when listening to tv or not ?
When I watch television using internal apps on my Sony A80J, the audio on the Sonos Arc sounds fine. The volume gets loud at 12-16. When I’m watching stuff on my Apple TV 4K, the audio on the Sonos seems to be lower in volume. An example would be when I watch Moon Knight on Disney+ on the ATV4K. I have to put the Sonos volume up to 40 to hear things. Why’s it do this?
There’s a lot of inconsistency in the support pages and documentation around Trueplay. Trueplay-compatible devices and Sonos products says: “Trueplay tuning is supported by all Sonos products except Port, Connect, and Roam SL.” So, that implies even mic-less products like One SL, Arc SL, and Five have Trueplay. Seems straightforward.BUT:One User Guide: “When the microphone light is off...Microphone-dependent features like Trueplay are unavailable.” This implies that a mic-less model like One SL can’t do it. There is a Trueplay section in this guide.One SL User Guide: No Trueplay section, as found in the One User Guide, implying One SL doesn’t have Trueplay. Trueplay is mentioned in the product settings section, but that section is also somewhat generic, including settings only relevant to other products, like Battery Saver and Line In.Five User Guide: No mention of Trueplay at all. (Though the old Play:5 (Gen 1) User Guide covers it!)Arc User Guide overview section: “Effortless setup w
Sonos Beam and One SLs cannot setup surrounds with one speaker always not being found after setup is attempted
I have a Sonos Beam (Gen 1) and two Sonos One SLs.I recently hooked up a new WiFi router and have a new network name so I began the task of migrating my Sonos system to the new WiFi. Which I’ve always found to be easier to just factory reset everything and start from scratch because the migration tools are tedious and flat out fail most of the time.Now I cannot get my Beam and One’s to pair for surround. All three devices show up in my System.I set them all to “Living Room” and for starters they all get their own living room. So I have Living Room, Living Room 2, and Living Room 3.Which is weird but whatever. The system prompts me to setup surrounds. When I do so this operation always fails. The failure error is generic and says something along the lines of setup failed make sure all devices are powered on and try again.What I’ve tried so far is…Factory reset all speakers, forget my current system, add my Beam, add my One’s, attempt to setup surrounds. This left me with a Living Room w
I just updated to the latest firmware and after ‘finishing up’ the system failed to complete the update and notified me that I hadn’t worked.I assumed it would have defaulted back to the most recent working setup but it hasn’t - it says that there are no updates available.the system doesn’t work and no sound coming out of speakers.What do I do now? I didn’t pay nearly £2000 for this setup to have to deal with this nonsense. After reading about the other issues people have had Sonos is really losing its shine. Unprofessional.
I’ve seen a few similar threads but haven’t been able to find a recent one or one with a solution that works. I have a Sony TV, PS4 and Sonos Beam and they have worked without any issues for about 5 years. I have not changed a thing in the set up but this week the sound switches from the Beam to the TV and when I try and change it back I get an HMDI conflict message. If I unplug the PS4 hdmi then I can set up the Beam again, but as soon as I plug the PS4 back in it has another conflict. I’ve tried turning everything off and back on, and also changing HDMI leads but neither solve the issue.Does anyone know why this has started happening and have any ideas on how to fix it?
My wife has a Costco Kirkland signature 7.0 hearing aid. We recently bought a Beam 2nd gen sound bar from Costco. Older hearing aids like the 7 can have Bluetooth added on for a minimal expense, although the user has to wear an external dongle (which is definitely not ideal).Costco has newer models that have Bluetooth included, and her current aid works great except it doesn’t have Bluetooth, and there’s not much benefit to switch if the Beam doesn’t help her.Does the Beam 2nd gen have any Bluetooth support or support for hearing aids in general?
I have had Sonos Beam plus 2 One SLs setup and working for a few months now and it was working beautifully playing music and TV. However it has suddenly stopped playing any sound through the surround speakers. The strange thing is I can control the volume from the Beam using the touch controls of the One SL but no sound comes out of them. I have checked everything and have even reset everything and set it all up again but issue persists.I can remove the surrounds and add them as a separate stereo pair and the play music fine - just not when as surrounds. If I remove them and try and re-add them I get an Oops! message after quite a long time trying. If I then cancel the setup the surrounds seem to have been added but again, they don’t emit any sound.Really confused as my system was working fine.Any help greatly appreciated.
Today I bought a new Beam Gen 2 Sonos product at Costco and now that I’m trying to set it up it is requesting an e-mail and password that does not belong to me as if someone else linked their e-mail with this hardware. It seems that I won’t be able to fully use my new product if it linked and governed by someone else.
Hi all,I bought an Arc + Sub Gen 3 bundle last week. Unfortunately since I’ve started using it, the standby noise from the Sub has been unbearable; I know there’s normally a slight hum/whine with almost all electronics, but this is loud to the point that it’s distracting me from the other side of a quiet 8m room. I have to switch it off or physically unplug it each time I stop using it for a while, which is… not a great user experience.I’ve tried factory resetting, disconnecting from the Arc, using different wall sockets, swapping the power cables between the Arc and Sub, everything I can think of. The hum is independent of volume.I’ve recorded it here: https://voca.ro/1lAaKn4Qmzw7. At 14 seconds I switch the Sub off (via the app) so you can hear the background noise alone (along with the quiet hiss and few random quiet ticks it makes even when off).I’m also a bit concerned by other comments that I’ve seen that returned units can be replaced with B stock - is this true? I only received
I have listened to Mixcloud on my Sonos Beam almost daily for the last 4 months or so. Yesterday I upgraded the Sonos Beam. Now Mixcloud rarely plays then quickly dies, and I am getting a slew of errors with the iOS app and macOS app.“An error occurred while adding track to the queue (701)” Unable to access the Sonos Beam at all from the iOS app. If I do get Mixcloud to play, it plays 2-20 minutes of a show, then skips to the next, within 1 minutes skips and finally gives up. After this Sonos is fully unresponsive. I trieda factory reset of the Sonos Beam. No difference. Checked the Sonos music service status page. All reported well. Killed and restarted the iOS app. Sometimes it doesn’t even find the Beam until I reboot the beam. The only thing that helps for a little while is powering the Beam down and powering it up again. But less than an hour later it exhibits the same issues. Networking is so flaky that sometimes it won’t even connect bluetooth. Please revert your changes.
Hey, I’m just looking for advice on height audio settings for my room. My ceiling is probably 8-9 feet from the ground and I am seated 8 feet or so from my Sonos ARC. My ARC is 2-2.5 feet from the ground also. Also any advice on how to true tune properly would be appreciated. I watched the video on the app of the lady moving her phone around and videos I’ve found on YouTube vary slightly from how the sonos setup video depicts. Thanks everyone for you’re input in advance.
Hi all I currently have an arc + sub setup for TV watching and a pair of KEF LS50 Wireless actives for music. The great bass response I get with the Sonos setup has now made me want to hook up a sub to the kefs :) is there any way to use my existing Sonos sub 3 for this? I know I can’t connect the sub directly to the kefs but would a solution be to use a Sonos Port? Would connecting the Port optical out to the Kef optical in allow me to group them together with the sub? I think I’m getting a headache
Been searching through this topic and finding nothing that helps. Bought a new ARC. Attached to my house wifi. Robust system over Cat6A cable with multiple access points. Took a working sub and two One’s from another system. Factory reset them. Added them successfully to the same room as the Arc. But NOTHING will connect to the ARC. Wifi is. enabled. I have restarted the ARC. Settings on TV correct (HDMI to Arc input, etc.). Restarted TV. Nothing. Maddening. Please help. FYI, I cannot connect with an ethernet to anything. Router is in the basement in a cabinet with other equipment. Thanks.
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