I have a relatively large Sonos system, which wants to update to allow the progression to S2 (and has been pushing for this for a few weeks). The issue comes that if I do my Connect:Amp will stop working with the rest of the system, which in itself is not a major issue but that device is paired with a Play:3 in the same room and if I do this, as I understand it that grouping won’t happen anymore and the Connect:Amp will be an isolated device which will allow me to just use it on its own. My concern is that as I bought most of the system at a similar time (around 7 years ago) a large portion of my system will slowly go out of date and I wll be hit with this as an ongoing issue. Opting to replace a perfectly working device for 50% is not financially viable for me, and to be honest feels unfair.
As a consequence of the above I have opted not to update, and was aware some functionality would not work, but what isn’t clear is what functionality is affected. I have this afternoon found out that I can’t even update the music index and in fact the schedule is even greyed out.
I am really quite frustrated by this decision from Sonos to deal with the updates in this way, I work in Technology and there are always options, and this seems to me to be very self-indulgent option from Sonos, and not in the interests of the users. The products are not cheap in the slightest and in reality are a significant investment in this company.
Has anyone found a way round this or am I actually hamstrung in my options?
Many thanks in advance…