Life with Sonos
Life with Sonos. How do you get the most out of your Sonos system? Got any Sonos tips to share?
I have a ray and surround sound through an amp. I paired the remote and it says it is set up on sonos app. The volume bar goes up and down on the screen but the volume doesn’t change when using Tv remote. The sound is coming out of the sonos system and not TV speakers so it is connected but not working. Any ideas?
So I recently picked up the Sonos Arc + Sub and a Samsung Q90T TV (which has HDMI 2.1/eArc) and I am experiencing the sound cutting out periodically. Some details: Only devices I can test with are an Xbox One S, Xbox One X and the built-in Samsung TV Apps Sonos, Xboxes and Saumsung are properly set to have Dolby Atmos I have experienced sound cutting out on both Atmos and 5.1 I have experienced sound cutting out from both the Xboxes as well as the built-in Samsung TV Apps (only tested the Netflix app) . . . so I know the Xboxes aren't the issue At times the sound cuts out very infrequently (minutes apart) and other times about every 10 to 20 seconds and there is no discernible pattern on what changes this. There is a sound setting on the TV showing ‘sound output’ that should should normally say ‘Receiver(HDMI-eARC)’ when you have the ‘HDMI eARC Mode’ set to ‘auto’ but sometimes shows ‘Receiver(HDMI)’ instead (as if it lost the eARC signal). The most st
Music Services and SonosF.A.Q.
Hi everyone!This article will be focusing on Music Services available within the Sonos app - if you have any further questions on this subject, feel free to post a reply, and we’ll update the article What Music Services are available on Sonos? You can find here a full list of Music Services on Sonos - it’s worth noting however that not all music services are available in all regions, you can check where any given service is available to be added to Sonos by clicking the link for that music service.If you should have access to a music service, but it doesn’t show up in the list when adding a music service , then we recommend double checking that you have the correct location set on your Sonos Profile, and then performing a manual check for updates from the Sonos App - this will update the list of available Music Services in the app. What content is available via Music Services? Not all music services offer the same selection of content, and this may even change within the same service
I can’t find the “Quiet Classical” station listed in Sonos radios menus on the Android app. However I can find it by using the app’s Search.I can add the station to “My Sonos” from Search but its icon is shown as washed out.Is all this a bug? How can it be fixed so the station is fully listed and has a proper graphicicon?
We are installing a Maior Flip 900 motorised TV Mount for a Samsung 65” OLED TV. This mount allows TV to be tilted 90 degrees and then lowered down. We are wanting install a Sonos Arc which will be used for both TV use and also with Spotify for normal music use. Can we mount the Arc remotely on a high wall between ceiling and top of windows (approximately 3-4 feet behind tv) where we have an 8” gap on wall?Alternatively would could we mount to bottom of TV, but this will mean that when TV is in retracted position the Arc speaker would be face down towards floor.Any recommendations would be appreciated.ThanksPaul
Here we are years into this issue and on the most recent iPhone, with the most recent iOS update and the most recent Sonos app it still doesn’t show in the iOS Lock Screen?No Airplay connected, nothing has the controls, no AirPods it’s just one room with one Sonos product and one iPhone. And still no Lock Screen.
I have a client that wants to integrate a sub woofer into their living room joinery, the Sonos sub will not fit. We are setting up an Arc for the front and an Amp to run the rear in ceiling speakers. Can I use the sub woofer output on the Amp to drive a non Sonos sub woofer that will fit into the joinery or can I use a seperate Amp to drive the non Sonos sub woofer?
My playbar has just stopped responding to the Apple remote signal. The playbar IR sensor lights are not flicking on when the remote is used. The remote batteries are fine and the apple TV can be controlled.The playbar is connected to the TV via fibre audio cable.Again, the remote was controlling the playbar volume and just stopped working.If I try to setup a new remote to the playbar, the playbar does not register the IR signal.Hoping this is an easy fix and the IR debauchery on the playbar hasn't just stopped working.
After the most recent upgrade to Sonos 13.4 (S2), I don’t see much cover art in the Sonos controller. More precisely, it seems that I see cover art if it is embedded into the MP3 file, but not if the cover art in a separate file called folder.jpg. In my collection, most albums have a folder.jpg, and only a minority of albums have embedded cover art. There are two reasons for this:Albums that originally had on CD, cassette or vinyl. For several years, Sonos was not able to display cover art that was embedded into the MP3 files that I bought, so I had to extract them to folder.jpg and remove them from the MP3 file.Is any one else seeing this? Or is this just some accident on my system?
Hi. I have an LG C8 OLED TV and a Beam, connected Via HDMI Arc. I also have some Sony Bluetooth headphones. Whenever I try and play the TV audio via Bluetooth after 2 seconds it switches back to Arc. Is there anyway to prevent this? I have to pull the HDMI lead out of the Beam, but can it be disabled via the app or some other way? Thanks.
Hello everyone, recently, when I try to update my music library (Nas synology > music mac os Catalyna), I receive a message: not enough space to import all the playlists. I have almost no playlists on my itunes so I don’t understand (max 10,15 playlist with something that 1000 or 2000 songs in totalà. Is there a way to clean up itunes playlist not visible in itunes app?Thanks guys, have a good day
HiI have just been reading the Sonos page about reducing wireless interference and came across the bit about reducing interference from other devices that use WiFi.It mentions moving Sonos speakers away from ‘other wireless audio systems’. Does this mean another Sonos speaker? For example, if I have one of my speakers very near to another (which don’t typically play the same music at the same time), could this be an issue with drop outs?I only ask as I have one of my One SL surrounds very near to one of my stereo Fives in my lounge and I have actually been having the occasional drop out from both speakers when either having the TV on, or playing the Fives in stereo.Note - all my non portable speakers use SonosNet via a Boost.
I changed my password on my Apple Music account. It works on all devices. Sonos app asks if I wan’t to “reauthorize” I say Yes. There’s no place on the Sonos App to enter the new password. So reauthorize fails. And I am stuck in an infinite loop. I see that Sonos owners have been asking Sonos to fix this for 2 years. I don’t see any solution in Sonos’ support boards. Is Sonos ignoring this on purpose because Sonos has it’s own music service?Are they willing to loose thousands of customers?What can be done about this?
Hi I have an outdoor tv I have hooked up with the beam, and have had two play 1s as surrounds. However the surrounds were so far and didn’t play mono so they did no good for watching tv. So I recently switched and got an amp and the sonance outdoor speakers to pair with the beam to play mono through all for tv audio, but I can’t seem to figure out how to do that. I can again only get them to play as stereo surrounds which would be a very expensive mistake I made trying to switch over. Help please.
Have beam connected to LG tv through arc.we’ll be watching tv and sound is coming through beam and will just randomly switch sound to TV without warning. The volume drops down, so we have to turn it up, and then it’ll eventually just switch back to the beam and become really loud.have tried multiple cables and only conclusion is tv or the beam. Anyone else had this issue?
Recently I've found myself using Bluetooth speakers and more especially Bluetooth headphones to listen to a variety of media sources (particularly Audible). A relatively simple and flexible process where I can listen on a headset without inflicting the sound on others.Achieving this for Sonos requires an expensive Amp or Connect plus a Bluetooth transmitter - crazy. I guess this rather cumbersome setup could be avoided with the advent of Sonos headphones, but probably only at some exorbitant cost. Once upon a time, I probably would have stumped up the necessary cash, but if any headphones work only exclusively with Sonos and can't also be used as normal bt headphones, then I'll pass.
Spotify loses connection with my Play5 Gen 2 when streaming both when initiated from within the Sonos app or directly from Spotify. No issues streaming to Beam, Sub, Play1 SL and Play 1 on the same system. all software versions up-to-date. This is a recent issue?
Aka daisy chain. Many cheap bluetooth speakers can do this so it would be disappointing if the Roam can't. I do know that two Roams will not do stereo in bluetooth but I can't seem to find anywhere if it even supports two Roams or more in mono.Thanks
According to the verge, they claim Sonos is working on a set of new speakers and they look like they are designed to play audio in multiple directions including up for atmos.The Optimo 2 looks like the flagship, a replacement for a Sonos Five, it's big and has drivers for audio in all directions. Then there is a smaller speaker, the Optimo 1 and Optimo 1 SL, these could be designed as smaller home theatre and portable music speakers but with height channels. The new speakers appears have way more RAM and memory than previous models, perhaps indicating Sonos big plans for its new products https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/24/23319989/sonos-optimo-speaker-features-design
I need to control various Sonos sites from my IOS device. Works fine until I leave site; using VPN to remote into the site via cellular doesn’t work. IOS app binds only to Wi-Fi adapter on IOS and doesn’t recognise that I’m routing via the network that Sonos is on. Anyone found a solution?
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