What's happening in the world of music and digital media? What are you listening to this week? #NowPlaying
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Am I the only one that finds the new privacy statement disturbing? I cannot recall ever being told when I bought my seven products over a period of time that Sonos had the right to threaten disabling my property if I didn't pass over personal information. Does anyone in the UK know if, by law, they can blackmail consumers in this way, post-purchase?
There has been a bit of conjecture recently that Sonos could cease trading due to competition, and not catering for the latest and greatest audio formats. If this happened, where would that leave all their existing customers, regarding the Sonos App and the music streaming services? Just asking as I am thinking of a new system, and hope that Sonos will survive the stiff competition.
Yes, another Alexa topic. I thought about adding this to one of them, but I thought it would get buried and was worthy as a separate point. A couple days again, Amazon setup an integration between Echo and FireTV. That may be a little confusing since both use Alexa, but the idea is that you can give a command to an Echo to perform an action on a FireTv. Here are the basics of the new feature. -Setup requires that you pair a specific named echo device to a specific firetv. I would assume that would typically be where you have both tv and echo in the same room. You can use certain devices that use Alexa, like an fire tablet, app, or another firetv, to control firetv. Makes senses as it would add complications and defeat the main value of the integration. - Basic commands are to search, play, pause, resume, and launch an app. Additionally features are there for the Element TV with firetv built in. - You don't need to denote your command to firetv. In other words, if
After previously posting about a streaming solution to enable Amazon Alexa voice control for my Sonos speakers I've discovered a much simpler solution that works. It requires a Mac, an Echo and an App! It literally takes two minutes to setup and you can play any Amazon Echo compatible music source to your Sonos speakers using your voice. Hope this helps others wanting to control their Sonos speakers with their Amazon Echo :)
Recent discovery, a rare listener supported radio station that streams excellent laid back jazz : http://www.jazzgroove.org Available on Sonos via Tune in. For the genre, as good as a similarly supported Radio Paradise. :@I have erred in the thread title and don't know how to correct the last word to Groove.
I am trying to connect my PianoDisc player to my Sonos system. I believe I have all of the correct cables connected in the correct manner, but when I try to play through Sonos, my Sonos speakers play the accompaniment music softly along with a loud whining sound (which the PianoDisc tech support individual says is the midi info trying to get to the piano), but the piano part does not play at all. Do you have any recommendations? I am using RCA cables from Audio Out on the PianoDisc player to the Audio In on the Sonos Connect, and then RCA cables from Audio Out on the Sonos Connect to the PianoDisc speakers located underneath the piano. Could the problem be that the Sonos connect needs to be a Sonos Connect:AMP?
Hey guys, I was on Facebook today and came across a pretty cool gizmo name Darlite. They have a Kickstarter page. In a nutshell, it's a little device that allows you to play any type of music .https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darlite/darlite-the-limitless-sonos-experience?ref=3n1r7h That is their Kickstarter page. My question is do you think Sonos will be coming out with this feature anytime soon. I could do without the lights that Darlight has. I just want to be able to play anything that is on my phone via my Sonos Speakers.
Okay, so I am a newbie. I bought this system - 2 Play 1's and a subwoofer for my main living room. My intention is/was to listen to new music and my own iTunes library in good fidelity. The immediate result is this - I can't play my iTunes library because of the error 1002 aggravation that seems to be bothering a lot of you out there and I can't get the Amazon streaming to finish playing one darn song. Yes, yes, I have read all the threads on correcting this. But I am not that sauve or knowledgeable enough to fix it myself. So here's what I'm going to do. I am having the guys come over from where I bought and I will pay them to get this working right. And if they can't, I will return this and find a system that will do what I want it to do. I'm retired and have enough money to get what I want.
- Hey Siri, can I have a HomePod today? - Hey Siri, can I get a HomePod subwoofer? - Hey Siri, can I get a HomePod 5.1 system? - Hey Siri, does HomePod sound as good as a SONOS PLAY:5? - Hey Siri, do you have an Ethernet port? (Or do I need something from Apple Dongle Universe?) - Hey Siri, can I use Alexa, Google Home or Cortana? - Hey Siri, play a track from Spotify - Hey Siri, play a track from Deezer - Hey Siri, play a track from Tidal - Hey Siri, play a track from Amazon Music - Hey Siri, OK, play a track from anywhere other than Apple Music - Hey Siri, play a track from one of my local music collections - Hey Siri, can I plug in my turntable? - Hey Siri, can you create your own dedicated WiFi network? - Hey Siri, is there an Android controller app.? - Hey Siri, … [b]Siri says ‘No’.[/b] I love all my Apple gear, in which I have much more money invested than in Sonos. I’m sure HomePod will be very nice and will take sales away from Sonos and others. However, de
Hi everyone, I've been a Sonos user since 2008 and currently own: 2x Play:5 1x Play:3 1x PlayBar 1x BRIDGE I've also owned connects etc., which I retired as I didn't need them any more. My typical use for Sonos is to listen to music - what a surprise. I utilize Deezer and a few internet stations. I usually select one of the following options: - a certain artist (an album) and then whilst listening add other ones to the queue - my Deezer favorites and let Deezer do the work - use Deezer to provide random music - use a radio station and let it play Of course I use my PlayBar to watch TV, at which point I don't use the controller at all since it works flawlessly and without intervention other than the TV remote. I own an Echo dot and tried it at the beginning and don't find any use for it, noting that I don't have any home automation installed - so it is now sitting unused. The only place where I currently see use for voice control is inside the car. I use it every d
I don't have any particular insight to offer hence my question. If you understand the dynamics at play, please post up. The people I polled replied with arguments ranging from SONOS are not interested in being acquired to Apple don't need SONOS. The recent WWDC obviously revived this curiosity of mine.
As recent posts have been touching upon, in regards to Apple's WWDC this year, I am worried about being left behind. With the current marketing and branding techniques, Sonos feels like a user friendly and harmonious ecosystem such as Apple. There is even a specific page on the Sonos website dedicated to the Apple Music service. Myself, being an AVID Apple user since the beginning, was hoping these were signs that Sonos and Apple would become harmonious. I chose Sonos over Bose because I believe in their approach to audio consumption for my household. But Sonos needs to recognize that without the BIGGEST pioneer of music distribution, they will fail. They will lose their customer base. For God's sake.. Please tell me there will be some good news in the wake of the massive diss Apple made towards Sonos on that stage this past Monday. Please tell me I didn't spend thousands of dollars and my pride on a speaker company that will try to [b][u]compete[/u][/b] with a company that a majori
I've just watched the Apple WWDC and I'm wondering why I should stay with Sonos, now that apple have brought announced its own spa Ian awaness speaker. I think in light of this announcement it would be wise for sonos to implement HomeKit, if it does not want to loose customers like me.
Smart Homes, Digital Assistants, and Future Proofing with Sonos - Is it Possible? (WWDC 2017 Ponderings)
After seeing the new Siri Home Speaker launch today, one of my chief concerns with my Sonos setup is about future proofing. My curiosity started with my other research in the Sonos forums; I found interesting discussions on the whole DTS/ Dolby 5.1 compatibility as far as the streaming pass through (like Netflix shows with surround sound), as well as physical media (like Blu-Rays, which I rarely use). This got me thinking about whether Sonos would consider patches or firmware updates that allow future compatibility. [u]Soon after, I started thinking about my "smart home" setup. [/u] As of today, I have the following devices: [list][i]Master bedroom - [/i] [*]Amazon Echo Dot (which will soon be releasing the Sonos voice-control update), [*]40" Flat Screen with Chromecast attached [*]Sonos Play 5 [*]Sonos CONNECT Amp attached to vintage Pioneer record player.[/list] Not directly related, I also have the Philips Hue Gen 3 in by bedroom, controlled by the Echo Dot. [i]Living
1. HomePod: I think after Apple's announcement today, Sonos might feel more pressure to push the Alexa integration for release. I hope Sonos figures this out soon. 2. AirPlay 2.0 AirPlay 2.0 is a direct Sonos competitor, although I am not sure how well it will work, at least right off the bat. For example, without a 'bridge' or 'boost', I am not sure how smooth AirPlay 2.0 would work in big houses. and would AirPlay transmit whatever sound from my phone (ringtone, youtube video, etc.)? Overall I don't think most potential Sonos customers would go for HomePod instead. It doesn't offer a full home theater solution, and it's expensive (for the price of one, you can get two Play 1s right now with the promotion, and stereo sounds so much better). If Sonos can announce Alexa support soon, it would be a no-brainer for anybody in the market (an echo dot is only $40).
Searched and nothing on Apple Homepod yet so I'll start this inevitable discussion. I see the Homepod announcement as an opportunity for Sonos rather than an end. Now that they know what the Apple play in this area is, Sonos has little choice but to move more aggressively in a direction that may be better for most of it's present and future customers. That direction, in my opinion, is one of greater openness, increased integration with Google Home, Amazon Echo and other "smart home" technologies and an overall increased pace of innovation. As someone who is quite heavily invested in Sonos, I look forward to watching this play out.
I bought sonos many years ago and grew my system by adding more items to find that I was being left behind by other systems. The list of things that I can't do just grew and grew too. Till now I've another product that does almost everything. By the way, I tried to talk to sonos many times The things Sonos say they can do and don't allows me to stand at a sonos sales point listening to a sales person describe the system to a potential client and contradict almost everything they say. The salesman says. 1.You can play your music at any time. I say no! Only if you have an internet connection. How often do you not have the internet? Well, ever time you don't your speakers are useless. They say you can get around this. Yes you can, I'll take you half and hour on the phone if you can get through to someone that knows what he's doing. 2. Also if you take your Sonos to your friends you must get into his internet. That'll take a reset. Can you find out how to do that without spending
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