Get help with your Sonos Roam, and Sonos Move
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Wow,I received a SONOS Move for Christmas 2020. I set up a SONOS account. Annoying, but required. The sound quality is really good. So good that when I read that you can stereo pair 2 MOVES, I bought a second one. Then I discover that it only works using WIFI and service. Disappointed - but buyer beware!I hoped to stereo pair with my bluetooth, but nope. It can’t do it. So I have two bluetooth speakers that sound really good.If the SONOS Move would play my bluetooth songs I would be happy. I notice that the speaker stops playing briefly ( maybe a half of second ) every so often, I read all the comments and suggestions that offer guidance to solve my own problem.Today I documented 100 minutes of SONOS playing bluetooth. Ten times in 100 minutes the sound dropped. Disappointing. The Move cannot even play bluetooth.To compare I tested my old $50 bluetooth speaker on the same bluetooth player. No drop out of sound for two hours. If that speaker sounded better I would listen
HelloMy Sonos Play 5 device is already registered and shows up properly on the Sonos 2 App (iOS).I recently picked up the Sonos Roam and had all sorts of issues with connecting to it via the App. The NFC wasn’t working and it kept on getting stuck during adding it.I finally did get the Sonos (iOS) app to connect and add Roam to my account. However after Roam got added, now my Sonos 2 app doesn’t see the Play5 device.My ipad can still control the Play5 device on the sonos app but can’t find the Roam device.
I just submitted a diag: 15840402, whereby my Move became offline. This is the 2nd time in the past 3-4 weeks that this had happened. The first time powering on and off didn’t help (and I eventually had to factory reset to join the hoisehold).I have just powered off and on again and “Alexa” won’t event trigger the wakeword detection chime now (LED is solid steady white and mic light is on). (waited a while...)now the wakeword is detected but it does not even answer to “What’s the weather?”Submitted another diag: 1654211691Time now is: 17th June 2021 2011 hrs ET (in case I got my diag number wrong - u can look up).DO advise - this is quite frustrating.
I have a new sonos roam and I am very pleased with the speaker. I have other sonos devices in the house and this is not happening on any other sonos device. After about 10 mins I get a clicking noise and I have to reset the speaker to get it to clear. This happens when using the AirPlay and Bluetooth. How can I get Tech support as it becoming annoying and spoiling the experience with the roam.
Like a lot of other people I am deeply frustrated with connectivity of the Sonos Move connected through my mesh wifi network. While I previously haven’t been able to find any consistency in when the move sent offline, disappear from the app or was visible but without any contact, I just now found a reproduceable behavior. If I turned Off my wifi on the phone, closed the app and stood near the router of my mesh system (making sure I would Connect to that and not the satelite) and then turned on my wifi and opened the app all speakers of my system appears incl the move and could be controlled. If I then repeated the above but stood near a sattelite the Move speaker isn’t visible. But all other speakers are and working as expected. the “funny” thing is that in the last scenario that isn’t working the move and my phone is connected to the same sattelite. This problem is ONLY with my move. All other works as expected. my mesh system is Netgear Nighthawk wifi 6 mesh system with router and
I recently bought a Roam for use outside. I’ve paired it with the app, however ever since I’ve done that we’ve had issues with our existing Beam showing up as an audio destination. It just seems to randomly disappear, and turning off the Roam does seem to help it come back. We had zero issues with the Beam until we added the Roam.any ideas?
Hi,I have recently bought the Roam (fabulous), and noticed it has a tendency to glitch its audio. These are very minor audio dropouts lasting (at a guess) a couple of hundred milliseconds, but happen repeatedly. It has happened when grouping the Roam to the Arc (part of Sub+1s setup), when playing TV audio to the Roam, or just music. The Roam is close to lots of Sonos speakers, so range is not an issue. Whilst playing say from Spotify, the Arc setup plays smoothly, but Roam just stutters annoyingly.It’s as if there is interference that Roam is susceptible to, whilst Arc is not.I am only using Sonos app S2.I have had Sonos for over a decade and not had this problem before (except when there were bandwidth / internet issues).I have yet to try with other Sonos speakers - I have a Move and several others to experiment with, but I thought I’d ask if anyone has experienced this with their Roam too?Many thanksAndy
Roam wakes when I open the Sonos app and stays awake. I left it and checked after one hour. The Roam was still on and had lost 5% charge. This was without playing music. It has only ever gone to sleep once by itself.Ideas?PS The product tour has never worked on my iPhone but works on my iPad.
HiI have recently bought a One SL speaker, and 2 Roam speakers. I managed to set up the One SL and 1 of the Roam speakers with no noticable problems. The other Roam speaker however:Keeps going offline after it has been online (and being used) for a couple of minutes I have tried resetting it a couple of times (i.e. long hold on power button, then restart with finger on ‘Play/Pause’ button), but I still have the same problem. Each time I have reset it, a message comes up saying that it is not registered, and each time I register it. I don’t know if that is relevant.Any suggestions?CheersNeil
I have a Linksys Velop Mesh WiFi system and multiple HomePods (3 original HomePods and 3 HomePod Minis). I’ve recently been experimenting with adding Sonos speakers for the portability, and now have a Sonos Move and two Sonos Roams. Setup was fairly easy and all was working pretty well, but I was having some dropouts, particularly when I had all three Sonos speakers playing at various spots around the house/backyard. A Sonos Boost, from what I’ve read, should be a good way to deal with this, creating a dedicated network for the Sonos speakers. I purchased the Boost and connected via ethernet cable to the main node of the Velop system. It showed up in the Sonos app, went through an update, and all seemed good. But...my speakers (the Move and two Roams) will not connect to the Boost, no matter what I do. I’ve power-cycled everything, multiple times. I’ve reset all speakers. I’ve deleted the wifi credentials for the Velop system from the Sonos app, but, oddly, the network seems to reappea
Hi, I have two Roam. They are really nice, but charging them has been a real source of frustration. I originally pre-ordered a Roam along with a Sonos wireless charger for it. All was great and I loved it. I ordered two more along with two more Sonos wireless chargers (one Roam and charger are a gift). The chargers were backordered, so they came just a few weeks ago. So here's my issue: The original Sonos wireless charger had been kinda finicky about charging the Roam after a week or two, ever since I set up the second Roam. I just attributed it to not being 100% properly lining up with the charger base. This got progressively worse then I plugged both Roam into a 24W Belkin 2 A port charging brick (one USB and one wireless charger) and things were better. When the wireless chargers that were backordered came in I plugged it in to the same charger and things seemed fine for a few weeks. Yesterday I noticed my pre-ordered Roam was low on charge and not charging. Here's what I did to tro
I have a Move speaker that until recently has been working fine on my network. Now, the speaker is showing a steady red LED light on its top indicator. Nothing I do appears to make that light go away, including an attempt to reset it to the factory settings.What can I do about this? The Move does not have any wired connector as far as I can tell.
I just bought my Roam and like many here am having far more difficulty setting it up than is warranted. I have had an S1 generation system since they first came out a decade + ago. This is the first S2 product on my network. I’ve installed the S2 app and have made multiple attempts to connect the Roam but every time the app stops the process and says I have incompatible products and says I must use the S1 or setup a new system. However it never allows me to setup a new system rather I can open the S1 app or select more options. There is never an option given to complete the setup of S2 to add the Roam. I have reset the app multiple times but it never advances farther than this. I am terribly disgusted and ready to return the product for one that works.
Should the Roam stay connected to my Mac via bluetooth long enough to be useful as a “permanent” output? I’d like to use the Roam as my Mac’s speaker but it constantly disconnects from bluetooth and back to wifi. Is this a Big Sur issue or Sonos? Does Roam not support this usage?
Hi, I have recently purchased 2 Roams for stereo sound on my terrace and I am seeing some issues with one of them - it’s constantly disconnecting when the WiFi network is changed. I’ll explain my setup and I mention I tried resetting both devices to factory settings and adding all WiFi networks to the list - It looks to me like there’s an issue with that particular Roam, because the other one doesn’t experience any of these issues. Here’s my setup: I have an apartment and a terrace at the next floor, where I get to via stairs. To make WiFi work reliably everywhere, I have a router in the apartment and a powerline extender via the electric grid on the terrace - the SSID is the same for both, they are linked via OneMesh, so when signal fluctuates, the WiFi doesn’t drop on my mobile device and it’s rebalanced. When I run internet speed tests, I get 600 Mb/s in the apartment and 110 Mb/s on the terrace. I use 2 separate SSIDs, one for 2.4 GHz and one for 5 GHz, but I am always connected t
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)?
I have an old play 5 1st gen which I have now put on a separate s1 systems - tick - job done. dead easy to set up.1 have a beam and two 1 sl’s in my bar which are now on the S2 systems - tick job done - dead easy to set up. I have been given a Roam for my birthday - hurrah!?? No… not hurrah. can i connect the roam? no!!! i need to change my sky router settings - I have sky-q as well. I - like most - are not proficient in the way of IT and the mere thought of twiddling with the internet settings leaves me cold... And quiet frankly - for an off the shelf consumer product you should not need to delve into the wizardry and witchcraft of the IT specialist. I did however delves into the dark arts - If i try and separate the 2.45ghz and the 5 ghz sync as requested then the rest of the tinterweb is up and down like a yo-yo. the rest of the ‘try this’ pointers I could not even fathom so left them as they were. I put it back the way it was and closed the coffin lid - never going there again. So
I’ve been using my Roam for may weeks now but every so often I find it offline, and then I can’t access it at all. If I leave it for several / many hours it might suddenly appear online.The problem seems to happen most after I put it to sleep, or power it off or leave it off the charger long enough for it to put itself to sleep. Then next time I want to use it, push the power button, LEDs come on … but it stays offline !If I leave it on the charger and as a member of a group (i.e. it never let it go to sleep) it will work for many days without hassle, but occasionally I still find it offline (but much less often).It’s very odd that the only solution to get it back online (after powering on and LEDs on) is to leave it for several / many hours … and then it will suddenly, unpredictably appear online.I would appreciate some pointers, it’s starting to annoy me !TIA
I cannot configure and add the Sonos Move to my system, I do the configuration, it does not appear in the app I do the procedure as requested by the app when you do not see the device but nothing has disappeared into thin air and obviously not even in Bluetooth it works, I have tried to reset it several times, to create a new system only with the move, to change the Wi-Fi name and pass, nothing I can not get it to work! As soon as I bought it it worked then I had to reset the system and now I have been testing all but nothing to do for 3 months! solutions? defective product assistance? or what ?
I’ve just added a Roam to my setup (so excited to finally have a little waterproof portable, it’s exactly what I have been missing!)However, I’ve noticed it is being extremely skippy, especially when I try and use it outside (For reference, I live in apartment that is less than 2000 square foot including the balcony, so not a huge space). But it isn’t limited to outside, that’s just where it is most obvious.My internet is 690mbps download / 205mbps upload on a Linksys Velop system with three nodes so I’m fairly confident that is strong enough ….. My setup is:Beam x 2 Play:1 surrounds on TVPlay:1 in kitchen2 x Symfonisk lamps stereo pair in the bedroomMove in study or on balcony Roam in bedroom / ensuite / balcony etcOne of the Symfonisk lamps is wired to a Velop node router so all wired Sonos are WM0, and the Move and Roam are WM1.Roam and Move both cut out A LOT on the balcony in particular, with the Roam clearly worse (cut off three times in five minutes earlier today). In addition,
My roam plays for 30-60 seconds then goes silent. It shows in the app as playing and the rest of the group continues to work fine. It happens on Bluetooth and wifi and comes back to life again after a reboot (15 second press of the back button) but then goes silent again. I have spent two hours over two evenings with the online support who insisted it was a wifi issue and said they couldn’t help as I didnt have an Ethernet cable long enough to plug my router into the playbar 🤦🏻♂️ They have fobbed me off and said I need to call the helpline. They dismissed that it was a speaker fault even though the roam has the fault on Bluetooth and wifi and the rest of the system works fine. Has anyone else had the same??
I have recently purchased a Sonos Roam as my first Sonos purchase, i was impressed with the quality of the sound coming out of this little guy. However each time it runs out of battery, I have difficulties in turning it back on/waking it up even though I have put it back on charge for at least 2 hours before attempting to power it up. I have installed the latest update for the software, Had anyone experiencing the same problem? As this is now turning into a massive disappointment for the product, what good is it to have a good sound but cannot be turned on!
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