My first question is if Sonos has plans to change Sonos so that it does not require SMBv1 to operate properly? My concern is that in addition to being a hassle, at some point in the future, Microsoft is going to stop supporting or allow SMBv1 to be installed with Windows 10 at which time I won't be able to access my entire music library on Sonos from my laptop. Microsoft's official statement on this support is that Microsoft publicly deprecated the SMBv1 protocol in 2014. Usually, this means that they will eventually stop making it downloadable as part of its configuration options. Does Sonos have any plans in the not too distant future to modify Sonos so that it no longer requires the SMBv1 support? Or is anyone aware of a different workaround on Windows 10 computers if Microsoft stops allowing SMBv1 to be installed?
I also have a suggestion. When this situation occurs and you try to add or update a music library, you get an error message along the lines of "'Computer-name' has not responded". This is a very generic message and not at all useful in determining what the problem is. My suggestion is that while SMBv1 support is required that the Sonos program should determine if SMBv1 support is available and if it is not available give an error message saying that "SMBv1 support is not installed" instead of just saying that the computer is not responding. It would be a lot more useful to your users when this situation occurs.
Best answer by Ryan S
I'll pass along the suggestion for that error message change to the team, they're always interested in ways to improve the app and love getting feedback. Thanks!