Music services and sources
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Hi When I view a Deezer playlist (one i have created) there is no option to change the order of the playlist before I add it to a queue. For example when I open the actual IOS deezer app on my phone I can open a playlist and change the filter order i.e.. A-Z (track), A-Z (Album), A-Z (artist) and Recently added This is great because when you add tracks to a playlist it automatically puts the track to the bottom of the list. If I want to listen to the playlist I normally want to listen to the most recent tracks first therefore I would filter the list by 'Recently Added' There is currently no way of doing this through the SONOS controller app for IOS. When I view the deezer playlist (before adding to queue) it displays the list in the order in which they were added i.e the first track ever added is at the top and the most recently added is at the bottom. This would be a really useful feature if you could please add this Thanks
Microsoft has introduced its new streaming music service Groove and we are excited to make it available for Sonos customers around the world* starting today.[b] [/b] To try it in beta, select Add Music Services from the Sonos app on your phone or tablet. From your PC or Mac controller, scroll down to select Sonos Labs. You can head over to the [url=https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/store/Apps/Groove-Music/9WZDNCRFJ3PT]Groove Music app page[/url] for more info including subscription info and key features. *Groove is available on Sonos in: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.
Hi I'm planning to get a sonos system soon, but there is one minor issue that I have and that is FM radio. I know that there have been threads here in the past on this topic, but I'm really interested to know how easy, or not, it is to use sonos as an everyday kitchen radio. I would like to just turn on the radio with one click, as I do with my current 15 year old version, without having to get my iphone and go through lots of clicks to achieve the same end. How convenient is it to use sonos in this way? Thx
It is ironic that when there are so many complaints about BBC iPlayer and Sonos that The Daily Telegraph published an article (paid-for advertising?) in Monday 15 June 2015 edition extolling the advantages of Sonos and it’s use (among others) to listen to the BBC. It quotes John MacFarlane, co-founder and chief executive, “When a person buys a Sonos, the first thing they typically do is add their music collection and then they add an on-demand service”. The article then goes on to say that in Britain, which is the second largest market for Sonos, how popular internet radio is thanks to BBC iPlayer. It is indeed about time that those of us who bought Sonos for, as well as accessing our music collections, listening to BBC on-demand catch-up services via BBC iPlayer should be able to do so!
Recently, on my recommendation, my friend invested €1400 in Sonos equipement. He intended to use his android tablet (google nexus) as his controller but also to store his music library. However because he cannot save playlists due to the [b]"This queue contains only tracks from mobile devices. These tracks cannot be saved to Sonos playlists[/b]" issue he is now going to return the Sonos equipment as, in his eyes, it is not fit for purpose. I understand that the issue revolves around the possibility of an error being generated if the list is not available, however the same is true if a PC or Storage system is not available. Being able to let someone manage everything from a single table is a very attractive option to less technical users.
To keep everything clean and easy to read we've created a new thread for this issue. We are working to get the BBC HLS streams playing on your Sonos systems and we’ll update you when we have news to share. John recently posted the below official update on a different thread: There has been a lot of discussion lately around BBC Radio streams and we thought it might be helpful to summarize everything that's happened recently in case you are new to the topic. Following the decision to [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/entries/28dfd220-7ca1-3683-ac16-3938cfb4b882]move away from using WMA[/url] last year, the BBC has recently begun the process of switching to a new streaming method called chunked HTTP streaming,* one of many newly emerging options for providing audio and video content online. There are several different options for how to implement chunked HTTP streaming, including offerings from Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, and MPEG. The BBC has chosen to use an Apple-develope
When navigating Music Library Folders iv added in the 'Select a music Source" window, Only Track Names are displayed, not Artist & Track names. When a track is added to the que, the Artist & Track names are both displayed no problem, but its annoying that they aren't when your selecting tracks to add! It only seems to be on folders that are added as sources that arent shown. Imported Playlist from iTunes display both names which is weird.
Is anyone out there successfully using an external Hard drive plugged into the USB port of a router and having sonos successfully play the music from the external hard drive? Although many posts suggest a NAS, it isn't necessarily the right option for everyone. I ideally want to put my music onto my already existing and very [I]portable[/I] external hard drive. I'd also like to keep costs to a minimum, and reduce space usage as much as possible. So buying a cheap router (which I could benefit from) with USB input is the option I am looking at and wondering if it can be done.
I have a mixture FLAC, AAC and MP3 files on my media server. They all play just fine but it would be nice to be able to tell which file type was playing at any time. Is this possible - I cant actually see the file name extension for any of the media anywhere on my iPad!
Sonos App - "Your play count was unusually high during the last hour. For security reasons listening will be temporarily blocked"
Using the Sonos App on iPhone and Sonos controller on MacBook Pro, when trying playing songs through Deezer I keep getting this message. "Your play count was unusually high during the last hour. For security reasons listening will be temporarily blocked" Wtf? Anyone got any ideas??
As of just now it seems, deezer premium finally has full integration in sonos. Add to deezer playlists, add to favourites, favourite heart icon on now playing screen, flow, hear this, library much easier to access. It's now possible to so everything from within sonos, no need to go back and forth between the two apps. Along with the 5.3 update, I am very pleased with these changes :)
Recently connected a Sonos connect to a higher class hifi equipment. We tried Spotify Premium and were kind of disappointed with sound quality. Its not that some compression artifacts are audible but it sounds rather dull, as if somebody lowered mids. Not very clear sound. Some songs had also distortion on bass, like if somebody recorded it with too high volume. To outrule hardware influences, a CD was converted to flac and i couldnt find any real difference between CD and the flac on Sonos. Maybe 1% but Spotify against CD was much much higher. As it was already clear to me that hardware makes no real difference todays in such price class, except speakers itself have much more influence but they were not changed. The only thing left could be hidden Equalizer settings. Is the sound quality really so bad with Spotify? The Sonos Connect was connected over WIFI . I cannot imagine that it would be too slow for 2 channel compressed audio. Unfortunately i cannot compare Spotify on
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