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Can't add Sonos Move to Apple Homekit

  • 17 December 2022
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So I have a Sonos Arc 1 w/Sonos one SLs, Sonos Roam, and on Sonos SL in another room. Now I would like to add my Sonos Move to HomeKit. In HomeKit when I try to add it I get two messages. 1st - AirPay, Unable to connect to “Move”. 2nd - Unable to Add Accessory. Make sure your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi, then try pairing again. If I go to Control Center I can choose the Move to play and it does so it must be setup in AirPlay already. I’m confused when three of my devices are connected and one won’t.

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Best answer by toyboy 18 December 2022, 10:59

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Try power-cycling the router and the player too and then try again to add as an accessory - I’ve just removed the ‘Move’ here (called ‘Portable’) and re-added it with no issue, so it’s likely that the power-cycling of your devices will resolve the matter.

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Didn’t solve the problem. 

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Problem solved. Had to reset Sonos Move and everything works perfect. But it was probably time to a power cycle anyway.

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Hi @toyboy 

This may go some way to explain:

https://9to5mac.com/2022/12/21/apple-pulls-new-home-app-architecture-in-ios-16-2-as-users-complain-about-homekit-issues/

Although we rarely recommend factory resetting Sonos devices, in this case we have received reports from users that it will help - as long as you don’t then add the unit to (new) HomeKit afterwards.

I hope this helps.

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