Longstanding Sonos user having purchased his first ZP90 way back in 2010 ending up shortly thereafter with 3 of them in total before adding what was then called the S5, followed by Play 3, Play 1 and since adding a Move and just last week purchasing a Roam for use mainly as a portable speaker outside of the house.
I do recall being disappointed over the S1/S2 split and furore that surrounded it but I have mostly been satisfied with my Sonos despite losing some features over the years.
My system is obviously held at S1 level as it would cost in excess of £2,300 to upgrade to S2 and as I don’t have that kind of disposable income these days I have no option but to forego any new features and hold my system as is.
Annoying then that the S1 app keeps throwing up a banner at the top of the screen telling me the Sonos S2 app is now available and asking if I want to check compatibility. I’ve lost count of the number ot times I have declined but still the banner pops up - is there any way to turn it off for good?
Recently however I decided I needed a portable speaker that I could use away from the house, in a motorhome for example and without researching properly thought the Roam would be a no-brainer as it would (should?) also be compatible with my existing Sonos.
That’s when I stumbled across many posts here with S1/S2 incompatibility and a multitude of Roam issues and now I’m left wondering if maybe I should have bought a different brand entirely?
Short question; is it possible to setup the Roam using my existing S1 system & app to get it to function as a standalone speaker and maybe a portable device in the house (and if so how?) or will I not be able to set it up on an existing S1 system at all?
Not looking for fancy hand-off type features just a portable Bluetooth/AirPlay type speaker that might double as an extension of my existing system.
If it is incompatible (why Sonos?) then would purchasing a second Move give me the option of paring it with my existing Move to give me a stereo pair that I could use outside in the summer and the option to take one (or both) away from the house in the motorhome for example or will they be tied to staying within Wi-Fi/SonosNET range of the rest of the system?
Not having taken my Move away from the house as I use it exclusively for the garden area/hot tub would it even be suitable as a portable speaker that I could stream music to from my iPhone or other source in the motorhome for example?
The Roam is unopened and is still within its return period if it will not work as I hoped so all is not lost.
Appreciate the knowledge from you guys who know about such things as the more I read the more confused I seem to get…
Thanks & kind regards,