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Does ROAM require wifi for initial setup?

  • 9 June 2021
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Not to be a broken record as I see other similar posts concerning the inability of people to set up their ROAM - but Ive seen some replies suggesting that the initial setup must be done on wifi. But I do not have wifi at present and want to just use it in bluetooth - but like others, I cant ever get it in bluetooth mode, and when I use the app (yes, its S2) it doesnt give any ability to connect/set up without connecting to wifi network - which I dont have.

Soooo...not trying to pile on, but how is this so difficult and why would Sonos require setup on wifi (if that is indeed the case)?

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Best answer by Airgetlam 9 June 2021, 17:30

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Yes, it currently requires being set up on a Sonos system before it can enable the bluetooth functionality. Being on a Sonos system does require a network/wifi signal to be present.

I wouldn’t expect that to change anytime soon, for lots of reasons. For better or worse, the Roam isn’t “just” a Bluetooth speaker.