Life with Sonos
Life with Sonos. How do you get the most out of your Sonos system? Got any Sonos tips to share?
Hi folks, Happy Sonos user for a few years now. I wanted to give Sonos Radio HD a try a few days ago, and it seems like it’s not available in Israel..Is there an ETA for availability in Israel / roadmap for other countries? I think the app should have prevented me from starting the trial provided it’s not supported in my country, or at least indicated that to me before proceeding. It took me a few support calls to understand that this is the issue..Thanks!
When you select a particular artist in Tidal you can then choose between Top tracks, Albums, EPs and singles, Playlists, Artist radio and Compilations.When selecting Artists radio you are taken to a playlist with no way of starting it. You can only select a track.Clicking the first track does not begin playing everything and adds only that one track to your Sonos playlist.Tidal Artist Radio worked until a few days ago, something has changed.
Sonos can't process large library, even if it is well below the 65,000 track limit... unless split into separate folders
I have a fairly large music library (~27,000 tracks), which is well below the 65,000 track limit. Recently, after adding some more tracks, I discovered that the Sonos library was only showing about 10% of the tracks… Somehow in the import/indexing process it had broken. I don’t know for sure, but while my library has about 800 album artists, it has far more actual artists (e.g. compilations), and the tracks I recently imported were compilations with many artists. So I suspect that the problem is related to the number of artists. I was able to resolve the issue by splitting my library (on my NAS drive) between a compilations folder and “everything else.” When I did, Sonos was able to import/index the whole library. What that tells me is that I haven’t hit some limit for the library in general (i.e. it can handle all 27,000 tracks) but that the import/index process can’t handle all of the tracks when it runs the indexing process (possibly because of teh number of artists, but that’s just
Hello Newbie here,I have recently been purchasing Sonos speakers to create a home cinema sound systemThis is what I have so far 1 pair of One SL’sSub Gen 3 Arc LG OLED TV (with eARC socket)Android Sonos app The Arc was the most recent purchase, which seems to have changed the app to S2 (whatever that is)How do I get all the speakers in a single group, so that they all play together from whatever is being played on the TV. TIA Dave
Hello! I'm in the midst of a new home build and I'm trying to figure out what would be the best path forward for rear surround speakers in the room where my main TV will be set up. It's not ideally shaped, unfortunately.Right now I have a Sonos Arc, but I'm not sure if it would be best to pair this with two speakers like One SLs on speaker stands set up behind the couch, or if it would make more sense to do a set of in-ceiling or in-wall speakers. If I did in-wall speakers, the back right would be further back than the back-left.Any recommendations on what may work best in this space? Thanks!
I have a Sonos Arc standalone with no other speakers or subs. I am almost tearing my hair out trying to solve the below conundrum for hours now.My PS5 is connected to the HDMI 3 port on my LG CX. My Sonos Arc is connected to the LG CX through HDMI 2 (eArc port).On my TV sound settings, I have enabled eArc. Digital sound-out is "pass-through". In HDMI Input Audio format, both HDMI 2 and HDMI 3 are set to PCM.On my PS5, I have set "AV Amplifier----> 5.1 channel----> SOund output: Linear PCM".Despite the above setting, the Sonos app is telling me its outputting Multichannel PCM 7.1 indicating I am missing 2 full channels of sound.How do I fix this? I don't want to change the PS5 output to Dolby and HDMI 3 Input in TV settings to Bitstream as I have heard PCM is better than Dolby for gaming.Can someone please help with this? What settings should I change to output 5.1 on my sound bar?
I have several Spotify playlists. The largest one has 4,000 songs. When I try to play that playlist via the Sonos app, I get “Unable to add songs to Queue”. This happens in both the mobile app on my iPhone and the Desktop app on my PC.I am able play a Spotify playlist from the same account that has 775 songs in it.What is the maximum number of tracks I can have in a Spotify playlist if I want to play it via the Sonos app?
Since a couple of days my TV remote can’t control the Playbar volume anymore. Nothing changed in the setup, it just stopped working.when trying to “setup remote” I’m getting the error that the remote isn’t recognised.On the TV I’m getting a Sonos + and - icon, but the volume doesn’t change (see picture).The remote is a Samsung remote (see picture).Any help would be great. No clue what has happened.thanks in advance Marijnp
This a feature that was once requested in this topic and I’d like to bring it up again as it is also something that would greatly improve the app.Essentially when using the Android app and you browse albums on a UPnP server you can only queue 1 track at a time instead of the entire album. There is no other way to queue an album without adding tracks one by one to the queue.There is no malfunction and this is just a feature request.
I have a Sonos 1 at my yoga studio (Play 1, 3 and move at my house). There are many of us using the Play 1 at the studio. All instructors have downloaded the Sonos app. Those that have apple music are not able to get it to join. It keeps saying the they need to renew their service with Apple. (I do not have apple music, is it somehow linking to my account)? Everyone with Spotify is able to link easily. Thanks for any and all support. ~ Melissa
Just finished a software update to my Sonos Roam (second one I've had the first one died and had to be returned). I'm now getting a warning about "insufficient power supply" when charging.The power supply I'm using meets the minimum requirements. So just for fun I took a 65W USB-C power supply for a laptop and plugged it in. Getting the same error.Anyone else have this issue?
At https://support.sonos.com/s/article/4945?language=en_US, “Dolby Atmos” is listed as something distinct from “Dolby Atmos (Dolby Digital Plus)” and “Dolby Atmos (TrueHD)”.My understanding is that Dolby Atmos is metadata which is delivered via either DD+ or TrueHD, but not a format in and of itself.I’d love any clarity here. Thank you.
I have Amazon Music Unlimited and a Sonos Connect Gen 2. I want to listen to the best quality stream (over my hifi), which is Ultra HD on many songs in Amazon. However, I can’t get a clear answer from Amazon or Sonos on how to do this, AND verify it’s actually happening. Going round in circles as they blame each other on support calls.The situation is if I start a UHD song from the Amazon app on my phone and play it on the phone speaker it reports as UHD all the way through (when you click on the UHD badge and look at the stream>output page). So, ok...I am getting UHD and my network is up to the job. However, if I stream the song to the Connect then the same screen reports Audio Quality: Unavailable and also says “streaming quality is not available while casting”.If I then look at the Sonos app now playing screen there is just the Amazon Music logo, no HD or UHD logo at all.If I go the other way, and start a known UHD song on Amazon from the Sonos app then I do get a HD icon on the
I'm not sure if this subject has been beaten to death but here goes my question..… I'm considering purchasing a used Play 3 or 5 but I'm worried they will age out making my purchase a waste. I'd like to add one larger speaker to my two Play ones and my built in kitchen ceiling speakers powered by a Connect:amp. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. One way or the other I'm in the market for one more speaker. Thanks,Rob
I’ve got hundredes of Cd’s stored on my PC. However we rarely listen to them anymore as we use Sonos and Spotify. Does anyone know how I can import it all as a playlist or just as artists? I don’t want to physically upload all the data, just have the Artist Names etc imported to my artists so I can play the music.
I am sure this has been discussed before but a search for anything around ‘volume’, ‘controls’, ‘slider’ or ‘app’ comes back with 100’s of results.As a user of the Sonos app on IOS, do I need an excessively small thumbprint to stop the slider attempting a sneaky move as I lift my thumb off the dot? I like even numbers. If I set the volume to 8, I don’t want the app to sneak to 7 or 9 as I take my thumb off the slider.Add slider clicks, take away the sneaky AI that decides it prefers its own volume setting.Thanks.
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