Life with Sonos
Life with Sonos. How do you get the most out of your Sonos system? Got any Sonos tips to share?
Morning all,In getting support on another Roam related question, I started to consider wifi strength and possible RJ45 connectivity.There are many devices out there that indicate that they are wifi only but in reality do support a wired connection e.g some Roku boxes, even my treadmill that has essentially an inbuilt android tablet in it.Adding a Ugreen usbc to RJ45 device can often introduce a wired link to replace a wireless one.Does anyone know if that is possible on a Roam unit?Reason to ask is that I’m off to a location that has notoriously poor wifi services but were rooms do have RJ45 ‘s outlets at the desk and room level. It could be a nice insurance policy.Very interested to hear if anyone explored that route.Many thanks
Trying at add a pair of Symfonisk bookshelf speakers as surrounds to my Beam. I set them up and confirmed they were working individually. Then I tried adding them as surrounds.I go thru the setup and it fails saying “There is a problem adding your surrounds. Check the network connection and make sure your products are powered on. Try again.” They are powered on and network is working fine (could play music up until starting the setup).Pressing “Try again” instantly gets the same error. If I exit the setup, the Living Room (where the Beam is) now says “Living Room (+?+?)” and I have “Remove Surrounds” in the rooms menu. I tried playing something in 5.1 but no sound is coming from them. The 2 Symfonisks are also now gone from my system and I need to factory reset them to get them to appear in the app again.How do I setup the surrounds properly without error?
Hello,When using my spotify on Sonos, my music keeps skipping tracks or stopping completely. The strange thing is, if my wife plays the same spotify account on Sonos from her phone, no issue. Only when i press “play” on my phone does the issue occur. If i use “Sonos radio” from my phone, no issue. We have two spotify accounts connected and I have tried toggling between both from my sonos app on my phone without luck.Given the information above, i would think to rule out internet speed/connectivity (since everything works fine on her phone) and also any spotify account issues (since these also work fine from her phone). Thoughts?
I started using Sonos Arc today with Sony Bravia XR X90J. I can see that there are mulitple layers of volume control. Volume level control in the App Volume level control that appears when phone’s volume buttons are pressed (appears as CAST volume control, I am using an android phone) Volume level control on TV which in turn controls the volume of Arc via HDMI eARC Master Volume limiter in the App advanced settingsWhat I have observed is that the volume level displayed on TV is not synronized with what it shows on the Sonos App. Also, Sonos App volume control overrides TV’s volume control - acts like a master volume knob! For example, I kept raising TV volume to 90% and yet, Arc was barely audible. I also checked the volume limiter in the App and it was at 100%. At first, I thought it’s an issue with the overall output of Arc, later I realized the regular volume control on the App was at 10%.Shouldnt the App’s volume control increase when TV sends command to Arc to increase the volume
Hey, what is the secret to streaming podcasts on a Sonos speaker. I have added Spotify already and I’m able to play music just fine because songs and/or artists come up in the Sonos app search on the , no problem. However, if I wanna stream a podcast on my Sonos and do a search in the "podcasts & shows" on my Sonos app none of the podcasts in my Spotify library come up. What is the secret here? I used to listen to podcasts on Sonos all of the time. Please advise!
Hi,I’m implementing my own SOAP Webservice based on the provided WSDL. At the provided WSDL the trailing slash is replaced by a # before the action.Ex.: http://www.sonos.com/Services/1.1#searchAt my implementation the action URL si the followingEx.: http://www.sonos.com/Services/1.1/search So the calls to my SOAP Webservice fail with the following error:System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Server did not recognize the value of HTTP Header SOAPAction: http://www.sonos.com/Services/1.1#search. I’ve already added my custom music service to the device at the APP but I get no calls to the API My Web Service is implemented with C# ASMX
I have a Home Theater setup (Beam, Sub and 2 Play One SL)I like the touch panel functionality but I have to disable it because my kids like to press the touch buttons on the surround speakers.. They are not that high placed. It would be convenient if there was an option in the software where i could make to Beam work with touch panel and disable the touch panel function on the other devices
Best method to test/demo Beam gen2 Atmos - Maybe similar to 5.1 system where various speakers (LF, RF, LR, RR, C, SW) are emphasized? Or some Atmos content with specific known "Height" points etc...Not exactly sure what I expected from Beam/Atmos but somewhat disappointed.... Connected via eARC to latest LG OLED. Sonos App shows "Atmos Content" (Prime, Netflix Premium) connected. TruePlay calibrated. Use area is approx 20 by 14 w/sloping 19->12 foot ceilings, listening 10 foot front-center from Beam.Thanks!
Currently I have an 8+ year-old TV that has performed well but it is heading toward an honorable retirement. It is mounted in a corner of the viewing room on an articulated wall mount as will its larger, more technically adept replacement (LG QNED85AQA) with such new feats as Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision and I’m hoping enough simplicity to learn how to use it. I will also attach an Apple TV (latest available currently) since I love the interface. I also requirement a second box from Dish TV to give me local channels and traditional viewing. (This is non-negotiable for other household members.) For audio the current setup is a Sonos Playbar mated to a early Sonos Subwoofer and a pair of Play:1s for rear channel. I imagine I’ll hook the Playbar up via optical to start while fiddling with the TV and sorting the video. This is also where I listen to music so I can maintain a happy status quo in that capacity. Once that’s sorted no doubt I will want the Atmos effect. Literally, a 2-minute stor
While you can launch lossless music via the Sonos app (ie Amazon Music Unlimited), I’ve yet to see a Voice Assistant be able to do this yet (ie Alexa plays lower quality non-lossless music from Amazon Music Unlimited). I even thought Sonos Voice would solve this issue but it doesn’t. Has this been resolved yet in the last couple of months or so (on any combination of Voice Assistant and Music Service)?
Hi i’ve been having a problem with my set up for some time now. I have Sky Q which i watch on a samsung tv. My sonos bean is connected by arc hdmi, and there are 2 play 1’s connected vis the wifi as surround sound. Often, but not always, when I turn on the TV the sound does not work. Sometimes it will play sound for around 1 second, then go off. Other times, just no sound. To get it to work I have to turn the TV off and back on, usually a few times - sometimes 8 or more times! Quite frustrating. Can anyone help with this issue?? Ive read a few similar ish posts and have restarted my equipement, checked TV is on autoplay, and am all up to date. I have also just swapped the HDMI lead in case that was a problem. Time will tell. Thanks!
I have audio recordings of children’s books I’ve made for my kids. I have it set up so I can stream them from my Drobo 5N2 media server. This works well for things like Plex on my smart TV, but I am having issues with streaming audio to Sonos. It works well most of the time, but then will suddenly skip the current track and start playing the next one. I have confirmed that it is inconsistent whether a given track is skipped, and there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with the media files.Here is my diagnostic number: 783586731. The Play:1 device is called “Playroom” that has been skipping the tracks.Thank you.
Hi all, I have a challenge for you…I have a PS5 connecting to the game port on a Samsung Q90 TV and then the Q90 connecting to to a Sonos beam Gen 2 via the E-arc port. I have 2 x Play:1’s serving as surround speakers. I have the ps5 set to output the audio stream as bitstream to the TV. TV is set to “pass-through” on the audio settings. I am trying to play a blu-ray from the PS5 which I can see (from the PS5 screen) is outputting as LPCM 5.1, 48khz. However, when I look at the Sonos app it shows up as Stereo PCM, so it seems to be down mixing. If I put my ear really close to the rear surrounds I can just about hear a faint noise, but it’s not what you would call surround sound. Has anyone come across this? I think the config is okay - if I play a blu-ray from the ps5 using Dolby true-HD 5.1 it plays fine in all it’s surround sound glory and shows up on the sono app as True-HD. I am also getting good surround sound from Amazon Prime, so I think this problem is related to LPCM 5.1 only.
I recently upgraded to an LG C1 with my Sonos Arc (running in home theater with a pair of Ones and a sub) and love it...until I tried to get a new UHD player (Sony X700) that supports Dolby Vision and ran into the dreaded problem where DTS signals are only getting downmixed as PCM Stereo. I’ve read the monster thread on this topic (linked below) on the Panasonic UB820 and it seems it has the same issues.What’s incredibly frustrating is that clearly the TV is capable of passing through LPCM properly if the player converts DTS to it, as I have this working with DTS tracks on my Xbox Series X and PS5 -- but neither of them support Dolby Vision for disc playback (so frustrating).I’m willing to spend money to solve the problem but do not want to get an HD Fury Arcana if I can at all avoid it because I don’t want to add an HDMI switch to my setup and I think that’s unavoidable with multiple components and the Arcana. Worst-case scenario I suppose I will use the PS5 for discs with DTS tracks
There is a significant difference in volume when switching from TV to music on my soundbar, ones, sub 5.1 system. Comfortable listening on the TV becomes way to loud when switching over to music. Have to remember to turn down the volume when switching over. Is there any way to adjust this so the volume is the same for both.
After updating to version 14.12, I re-tuned the trueplay tuning, the result is that the subwoofer sound is small, position, sub audio is 0, but the volume is low. I'm using a Gen 3 sub woofer.Hopefully sonos will fix this bug soon thank you
Hello all. I realize this is a ridiculous question, but I’m hoping you’ve heard worse lol. I was perusing Craigslist and I found a One SL, basically in open box condition, but it has the logo of a company on the top (I assume screen printed) because it was given away as a promotional item. The price is crazy good, but I would rather not have the logo on there. Anybody have a clue if the type of plastic used for a One SL is susceptible to getting eaten by acetone? Any other ideas to remove the unwanted logo without damaging the plastic?
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