Music services and sources
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I am @ least 10 year Sonos veteran and it seams that Sonos as a company doesn't mind alienating what I would think is a considerable amount it owner base to Add Profit over Customer Loyalty. Sonos has been promising Google home Integration for @ least 1 Year & has been stringing along its Loyal Customers along while choosing to accept Money from Amazon over customer loyalty to allow Amazon to dictate whom will be able to integrate with Sonos Does SONOS think we a oblivious to what Sonos has done. Why Would I want to add Wires to my wireless system as a work around NICE THANKS . I have already started my SONOS Replacement Research there are many out their now. Thanks Sonos for appreciating MY 10 YEAR LOYALTY!!!
What do you think of the idea of making it possible for one's Sonos setup to stream whatever is being streamed by a computer networked with the Sonos system? I'll give you an example. I want to get my pilot's license, so I like listening to air traffic control channels. There is a web site dedicated to that: www.liveatc.net I can open an app I have for that in my iPhone and then stream it via Airplay into an Airport Express and through my Sonos system, but it's a little kludgey and just as importantly, drains my phone battery if I want to walk around with it. It would be much more convenient to just set my computer to streaming it and then have the Sonos system monitor that. Maybe too many permissions needed between the computer manufacturer, liveatc.net, etc, for this to work easily, but thought I'd raise the question. Anyway, still getting lots of enjoyment out of my Sonos system!!
I recently found out, that you can use the "Stream-What-You-Hear", [url=http://www.streamwhatyouhear.com/]http://www.streamwhatyouhear.com/[/url] to play your PC-sound on your Sonos-speakers. "Stream-What-You-Hear" is free, except for possible donations (to make you feel even better). There is a description by the user "Maik" on how to do it here: [url=http://www.streamwhatyouhear.com/forums/topic/sonos-is-supported/]http://www.streamwhatyouhear.com/forums/topic/sonos-is-supported/[/url] I'll post the text below. I find the solution very simple, and are using it in place of a more commercial solution I used to use. [b]NOTE: [/b]If you don't set a port number (See Maik's Note), you will need to repeat step 2 and 3 each time you restart "Stream-What-You-Hear". I just chose the default port number suggested to me, 5901, and the entire URL ended looking like [url=http://192.168.1.6:5901/stream/swyh.mp3]http://192.168.1.6:5901/stream/s
I have a Mac desktop which I use to drive the Sonos software. Can I make the Sonos and associated speakers become my computer external speakers? There's a wealth of choices within Sonos (yeah), but sometimes I'd like to broadcast what I'm watching/listening to on the web over these speakers. How can you do this?
Maybe I just missed it in the sales literature and my pre-purchase research...but I'm surprised (disappointed really) to find out during Sonos installation that it requires a "premium" spotify account to stream spotify content in Sonos. Are there any workarounds? Thank you.
Hi guys, I have readed many topics about the compatibility of YouTube.. None of them are good enough or easy to use.. It is now 3 years we have past and we still do see no difference.. Will that change back anytime soon or do you just not listen to your customers which pay much money to even buy a speaker of you.. Yours sincerely, Tmcmaster
Announcement: https://www.apple.com/ca/newsroom/2021/05/apple-music-announces-spatial-audio-and-lossless-audio/ Now that Apple Music has joined the “lossless club”, can we please hear from Sonos as to whether this will be supported, and, if it will be, approximately when that may occur? Thanks.
I currently have my own Spotify account connected to Sonos, but am considering joining to Spotify Family so my wife can have an account and her own albums/playlists etc. Is it possible to have our two separate accounts showing on our Sonos system if i do this?
can I connect my computer to sonos and play the audio of a movie through my sonos system? For example, I am connecting my computer to a projector. I want the audio to connect and play through my sonos. Can I either send the movie to my sonos library or is it possible to connect the computer (audio line out) by hard line into a sonos component.
Whenever I try to use airplay to play audio on my Sonos one, I get a prompt to enter an airplay password. I get the same prompt when trying to add my Sonos one to my HomeKit too. I have “require password” checkbox off in the HomeKit app. I’ve seen the device management post, but that options not available in iOS 12. The Sonos one is on version 9.1 I’ve tried restarting the Sonos one and going through a power cycle. What other things can I do to fix this issue?
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
I have downloaded an MP3 audio file -- and would like to play it through my Sonos setup. ie, Laptop to Play5. In desperation I converted the MP3 file to WAV, hoping it would drag from WinExp onto Sonos Queue. Neither MP3 nor WAV will "drop." onto Sonos queue. :o The MP3 file weighs in at 24.6 MB [U]BUT [/U]the WAV files weighs in at a mind boggling 295 MB. I used "MP3Decoder" [B]How can I play my downloads on my Sonos speakers ?[/B] :) ----- Play5 x2 PlayBar x1 Sonos Bridge Toshiba Laptop (with Sonos software) Toshiba Tab2 10 (with Sonos software)
Just to add another comment about this (I know there are tons!). Sonos, please hear your users. Allow somehow that the Spotify App (and ANY app) installed on a Smartphone can play on the Sonos system. That way, you (Sonos) won't have to constantly work on upgrading your own App to support the various music services. I am sure Sonos Corp is aware of this -- from a business perspective, what is your strategic, legal, etc. reason for not allowing what so many users want? Spotify within Sonos is about as terrible as a drinking a warm beer on the beach.
This "link/unlink" business is really cumbersome - and not a joy to use which goes against the ease of use of the rest of the system. Why can't I have a virtual zone - ie a zone called "Downstairs" - and I can group all my downstairs zones into this. Then I dont have to keep manually linking/unlinking multiple zones everytime. PLEASE ! G.
The past couple of months when playing music from Spotify on any of the sonos speakers the music skips to the next song or stops playing at random points. It can be after 2 songs or half a day. The controller reports connection to spotify lost. Sometimes i can immediately click play again and it starts over but sometimes it takes 1-10 min before i can resume. Meanwhile i can play from other sources just fine so it seems like a Spotify specific issue. If i try to play using spotify connect then as i select the speaker, it changes it back to the previous target.
A lot of people have been asking for BBC iPlayer Radio. Since Sonos only appear to respond to new posts I have decided to suggest this again. None of the responses from Sonos on this is issue so far have been satisfactory. These have included: - Apple Licensing. This is irrelevant and probably indicates that Sonos don't actually know what iPlayer Radio is. - Use Apple AirPlay. No. I am not going to go and spend a load more money on some other system because the one I bought off you doesn't do what it is meant to do. - Plug a separate source into a Sonos amp or speaker. No. This is meant to be a wireless system so I am not going plug a wire into it to make it work. Further, the system is meant to work from one control panel. That's one of the features. So I don't want to have to work it through two control panels. What people want to know is if Sonos HAVE ANY PLANS TO PROVIDE iPlayer or is it just OFF THE TABLE?
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