Life with Sonos
Life with Sonos. How do you get the most out of your Sonos system? Got any Sonos tips to share?
Hi there,I used to have 5.1.2 setup with Sonos arc and two play 1’s, but since I moved recently, the play 1’s aren’t really an option anymore. So I was wondering a few things.1. Is it possible to use Sonos Arc + Sub alongside a Sonos Amp + two in-ceiling speakers, and use the in-ceiling speakers as left/right behind the couch in my home theatre setup?2. Is it possible to have the same amp connected to another pair of in-ceiling or wall speakers for instance in the living room, and while running a movie on the home theatre sound setup, to be playing music on these? Or would I need another amp for that?I hope you can clarify for me :-)All the best.// Mikkel
I have been using my Sonos products with S1 Controller as I have a Play 5 that isn’t compatible with S2 app so I cannot migrate. The Play 5 is a perfectly good speaker, working fine, and I don’t see why I should pay to replace something that is working fine. All good for months and months.Today I try to start the S1 app and I get the attached, which I cannot dismiss other than close. I can no longer play any Sonos device. What have you done Sonos to the S1 controller app, and how can I resume using my system as it was yesterday.
Hi,I’ve read a number of posts here and pages on the Sonos site but I would love help confirming I’m understanding all of this. I currently have two Play 1 speakers. If I buy a turntable with a phono preamp built in, and a Sonos Port, I should be able to use those to play vinyl through my current Play 1 speakers, correct? Do I need any other hardware, besides cabling, to make that work?
Hi all, I recently got an Arc and paired it with a pair of Ones in my living room. I can get 5.1 when using Netflix or Apple TV+ from my Amazon fire stick. However when I connect an external hard drive to play downloaded movies I can only get PCM stereo. My TV is a 65 inch Xiaomi 4X. Is there anyway to get 5.1 when playing movies off an external hard drive?it’s the same story with my PS5 - can’t seem to get 5.1 no matter what I try. I guess it’s possible it’s my tv and maybe I’ll invest in a Fury Arcana.
I have in my collection a FIVE & One speaker. I decided it would be nice to upgrade my aging sound bar for a Sonos beam with the view for surround sound. Well i am right in thinking because since have the Beam the other 2 speakers will not connect because they are the not the same model. A little disappointed to say the least that i was unaware of this prior to purchase. My understanding was that all Sonos product's were compatible.
Hi I am newbie to sonos family. I have a lg oled tv. And i have recently purchase -sonos arc for lcrsonos subsonos amp with two klipsch ceiling speakers 1. Can i setup my ceiling speakers as surround to be used with TV? how to do this? Will there be a lag in surround speakers if it is connected to arc wirelessly? if i play music in my living room, will arc and sub and speakers play together and work perfectly? Or by setting them as surround i cant enjoy the music? someone mentioned to me sonos sub isnt compatible with ceiling speakers even if connected via sonos amp. Whats the practical implication of this if this is correct? If i am okay always playing arc and sub and amp together, am i really losing out on something?thanks a lot
I have a TV that has only a digital output for audio (other than the speakers on the TV). I’d like to use a Bluetooth adapter in that digital output to connect to my Sonos Move speaker. I’ve read that connecting Sonos to a TV via Bluetooth is not possible, but wondering if anyone has suggestions.
I have a whole home Sonos system including two mobile players: One Move and one Roam. I use Sonos’s own charging bases to charge both of them. The Move seems to recharge relatively quickly but the Roam seems to take FOREVER to recharge while it’s on its base. Case in point: Today I put the Roam on its charging base when it was reporting a battery level of 23%. Two and a half hours later it is reporting 70% battery level. Is this working as intended? (The charger is plugged directly into a mains outlet using the Sonos supplied adapter).
Hi, I have a Sonos Arc which has been situated above an ethanol fireplace (i.e. not as much heat as regular or gas fire) and I’m curious to know please:1 - heat tolerance of Sonos Arc? Are there any guidelines? 2 - from the picture, does this seem like an appropriate distance?3 - are there any solutions you can suggest if necessary? Thanks
In addition to risks for humans, electronics in general may have some issues, particularly battery operated equipment. While the equipment might not instantly destruct, extended operation at elevated temperatures will impact long term reliability.At some point batteries will become a fire risk. Some Li-ion batteries will shut down charging above 45°C. Certainly, keep your battery operated items out of direct sunlight.Below are some SONOS specific specifications:Maximum operating temperature:ROAM: 95°F 35°CMOVE: 113°F 45°COther products: 104°F 40°CI’ll note that interpreting these specifications is slightly vague in one respect:Are the portables “operating” if they are simply sitting on their charger or in standby?While I don’t think that many users would “operate” for extended periods at these maximums, the portables could be thrown in a backpack and carried for a while.
Hello everyone,I have an Arc, two SL and a Sub. I can play Atmos without problems, or at least in the Sonos App it says so. The problem is that I can't appreciate the sound or Atmos effect.I have Arc placed in front of the TV and there is nothing above it. The volume of the height speakers is at maximum. I play movies with the AppleTV App and the Sonos App shows that it is playing Dolby Atmos. But nothing, I don't appreciate gunshots, rain, or helicopters above my head :)What am I doing wrong? Is Atmos with Arc really appreciated?I would appreciate any suggestion.Greetings. Apologies for the English used in this post ;) I have used Google Translate.
Hi all and happy Saturday! We just bought a Fire Cube so that we could upgrade our Fire Stick with an ethernet connection (a lot of latency and issues streaming). We had a Fire Stick and just set up the Cube, porting over settings from Fire Stick and using same HDMI port. When trying to connect our Sonos Beam, it sees it but we can’t get the sound to work. We have an older TV (Sharp Aquos from, like, the stone ages … 2011-ish). Any ideas? We’ve tried all the suggestions on the Sonos, Amazon and Reddit but haven’t seemed to find the solution. Thank you!
Hi Sonos team,The only way I found to play podcasts with my current service suscriptions is throught TuneIn, which works fine.However, when setting an alarm on my Sonos system, in the source/alarm selection, TuneIn shows/podcasts can be used, but when selecting a specific podcast for the alarm, the “recent episodes” appears, and only a specific existing episode can be selected. This is nice but it feels like a limitation considering the dynamic nature of RSS feeds and their usage.Could there be an option that would select the LATEST episode of a given podcast, and therefore would play dynamically the most recent one even if it hasn’t been published when the alarm was set?Perhaps this can be implemented with another service provider than TuneIn but the limitation seems to be “by design” in the Sonos alarm source selection (one specific song, one specific playlist, one specific episode...)I saw such a request from 3 years ago in the archives but couldn’t spot a suggested solution. Thanks
Received a Sonos Roam as a birthday present to add to my seven existing speakers. And then the Hell began.I bought all of my speakers after 2017, but the three 5s are apparently bricks. (Although Sonos sometimes says that 2 of my 5s and both of my 3s are incompatible).I also had not realised that new Sonos products aren’t backwards compatible. Fool me.So I tried to set up two networks, but installing Sonos 2 totally broke my Sonos 1 network so that I can do nothing with it. I can’t even play any music.So I am left with a Roam going back to the shop and a totally broken network where I cannot use any of my existing products since they need ‘upgrades’ but the upgrades fail. I’ve decided to take everything to the tip, which is where Sonos products belong.What a company!
Hey everyone,Not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but after the latest LG CX firmware update, I am now receiving the proper Multichannel PCM 5.1 output on my Sonos system. Previously on either of my consoles via Xbox Series X or PS5, LPCM 5.1 content would always come out as Multichannel PCM 7.1 even if the console is set to A/V Receiver and 5.1.Not sure if this was either fixed by the latest Sonos updates or the LG firmware update. This is related to this issue.Please read if you have encountered issues with 7.1 LPCM playback on Sonos via an LG TV
I’ve had my sonos optical hooked into a switch which takes my google chromecast for over a year. Worked great. Suddenly, my optical input into the Sonos bar stopped receiving. I changed the chromecast - nothing. I haven’t tried a new switch. Nothing wrong with the wire.Can you please advise?
Hello,I am thinking of purchasing a Sonos Amp to power both my den bookshelf speakers and my outdoor speakers. I would like to be able to turn off the indoor speakers when I am outside so that music doesn’t get blasted inside the house late at night and wake up the kids. Old amps used to allow you to turn on specific speaker groups with the touch of button (ie. “speaker A, speaker B”). Does the Sonos Amp have this functionality?
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