Get help with your Sonos Roam, and Sonos Move
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MOVE wifi connection.... have i been miss sold?
Hi To start, I have 7 sonos products and have been with sonos for about 4 years…..I love it!!Back ground…I live in a house with poor wifi coverage. I get good coverage in one corner of the house from the router and use a couple of wifi extenders to get wifi coverage for the rest of the house. All works well for zoom calls, netfix, etc etc on all phones, pcs, ipads and fire stick. Downside with sonos, is it doesn't like my extenders as i think it cases lag, so i bought a Sonos boost 1 year ago…..Now all sonos works perfectly and i love it! Toaday…I received my Move over the weekend, set it up next to my router and all is well. Move it to my kitchen and it now says that its connected to a wifi extender and cannot play (not the exact words but you get the idea). i take it back to the router (which is 1 meter from the Sonos Boost) and it still says im on the extender. after resetting it a few times I called sonos tech support that had me reset every thing again, switch off extenders etc e
Roam audio drop-out when grouped to Beam (TV)
Hi All,I am having a problem with audio drop-out when my Roam is grouped to my Beam (TV).The system is:3 x Play 31 x Beam1 x Sonos One1 x Roam Controller on smart phone Sonos S2All are WM:1 (WiFi, nothing wired).Network shows SonosNet Channel 6 (greyed out)WiFi is old-ish, 2.4 GHz onlyNothing is in surround sound or stereo pair set-ups.TV is a Sony Bravia. HDMI / ARC connection to BeamNo voice control or services in use I have used the system for several years without hitch. The Sonos One and Roam are new additions. Set-up went as expected and these 2 new units work normally when playing music from my Laptop / Music Library and from mobile phone “On this mobile device” and from mobile phone “BBC Sounds”. (I don’t have any music streaming accounts) The main use of my Sonos system is to hear whatever is playing on the TV throughout the house. Mainly Digital Freeview TV / Radio by aerial and BBC iPlayer via internet. Our family demographic is one where everybody can use the TV remote
Roam won't move between access points
I recently got a Roam, and am running into trouble with AirPlay over WiFI. When moving my Roam around the house, I get audio drop-outs and stutters. This happens when I move the speaker, and isn’t affected by the location of the audio source.I have a an Eero mesh system that consists of two Eero Pros that are connected to one another via gigabit ethernet hardwired backhaul, and a third Eero Pro that is connected wirelessly. They are not running any of the experimental features and it’s been a rock solid system for literally years with multiple devices.I looked at the eero app, and lo and behold the Roam does not (wait for it) roam between access points. It picks the one that’s closest to it at power-on (or possibly, the one it was closest to when originally set up), and does not switch.It seems like it’s a known issue that the Roam does not move between WiFi access points per this comment in another thread: Rebooting when moving it around kind of defeats the roaming ability of the Roam
Move - Not Charging
I bought a Move over the weekend. I charged it to full and then used it for a couple of hours. I turned it off when I was done. I went to use it this morning and it was dead. I placed it on the charger and it lit up like it was charging, but it doesn’t seem to be charging. I tried I tried the dock for several hours and using the USB-C option for a couple hours and it still doesn’t turn on. Tried both options in multiple outlets. I get the little charging light anytime I move or unplug it. It’s listed as “offline” in the app, so I can’t go in and mess with any of the settings. I don’t think I can reset it because it won’t even turn on. Anyone else run into this and able to fix it or is it a hardware problem (i.e., a dud)?
Roam battery life
The Roam is off, however battery is still draining--significantly.I just received the Roam this week and have been using it on occasion, however I’ve noticed battery drain even when it’s “off.” I fully charged the Roam, used it to 87% (via wifi), shut it off and the next day it was down to 31%. If this is the performance expectation then I’m a little disappointed, and will likely be returning it.Any suggestions?Thanks!
Sonos Roam + Aruba 505
Hello!I got a Roam, but unfortunately it doesn't really let me use it.I have the problem that I could set up the Roam, but after it was asleep, it is no longer displayed in the app. I can play recently selected music but it does not show up.I'm pretty sure the problem is with my Aruba AP (Aruba 505). However, I have already done all the settings that support gave me (broadcast filtering disabled, service IDs added).Do you guys have any tips on what I could do?Thanks and a happy new year!
Roam unable to register - Ready to return
My current setup has a BEAM gen 2 up and running easily on the wifi network for my TV. I bought Sonos Roam SL as a speaker to connect to my computer a bluetooth device. I have tried this numerous times:Factor reset (power + play) wait for green blinking Sonos app (iOS) go to system and add device. Device shows up, connects to my wifi (takes a few minutes) Shutdown (5 second press) and startup Shows in my Sonos app -- as unregistered. Click to register, asks for my account + passwordAt this point, it NEVER works. Says something went wrong please try later. Wow, that’s as useless an error message as you can get! My online profile shows my Roam SL registered, so it got to your website. I figured, ok don’t care if it doesn’t work over wifi, I need bluetooth anyway:The instructions say press-hold power button to get pairing tone and blue light… NEVER happens…I’ve seen conversations about getting the firmware updated.. how can I accomplish that? The sonos app doesn’t see it registered and
Can't find second Roam SL Speaker
Hi All, Hope someone can help. I’ve been having major problems getting my Sonos speakers, 2 Roam SLs, to connect with my WiFi through my phone - Android with the S2 app. I occasionally get one speaker (of 2) to connect (let’s call it L) and I think I may have solved this, but the system can’t see the other (R). The system settings claim a speaker is “powered off,” though I’m standing next to it and the light (white) is on. Naturally I’d like to resolve this and set up the stereo pair. I’m not even entirely sure the one that’s connected will stay so, it’ll take a few days to work this out and it seems to connect at random, without changing WiFi settings. Here’s what I’ve tried so far and noticed, over the space of a couple of weeks:factory reset of both speakers. This worked once and I got them set up as a stereo pair, but then the system couldn’t find them again. it found them twice by itself, but failed to about 10 times (I gave up and tried on 3 occasions and would estimate abo
Sonos One will not play one particular album
Hi! I have a Sonos One (Gen 2) that is refusing to play the songs from a particular album that I recently uploaded into my Apple Music Library (so it is playing from cloud). All other Sonos devices (1 x Playbar, 5 x SLs, A Play:5 Gen 2, a Move and a Port) play the songs fine. The One was originally in a Stereo pair with an SL but when I remove the stereo pair, the SL plays the songs fine. It is just this One (non-SL)! I keep getting the encoding error message, when trying to play these songs on the One: I have factory reset, but to no avail? Any suggestions?
Sonos move no longer playing music
I have a Sonos Move that is no longer playing any audio that is sent to it. It shows up on the network and if I stream music to it, it will show as if it is playing but no audio comes out.If I do any troubleshooting steps (ie. reboot router, reset Move to factory settings), it will work but will ultimately revert back to having the same issue.This issue started a couple of weeks ago so think it might be related to 14.6 update but no way of knowing for certain.I also have Beam on my network and both play fine.Is anyone having the same issue or can anyone recommend steps to fix (beyond what I have already done)?Thank you!
Move Auto Trueplay light not working.
Despite my best efforts of scanning the forums here for an answer here’s the issues I’m left with…The microphone icon on the top of the unit does make its normal beep when I press it, but it will not illuminate. I see others have been advised to remove the voice assistant and add it again, but this makes no difference and to be honest I don’t use any of the voice assistants anyway.It’s the Auto Trueplay function that I can’t get to work. I partly wonder if the LED on the top of the unit isn’t working?Hopefully it’s something simple I’m missing?Thank you.
Sonos Move/Advice on UK Wifi Routers
Hi, I wonder if you can help.I’ve got a system comprising of 2 moves, an older Play 5, two Play 3s and a Play 1.Now I get quite a few skipping and buffering issues at the back of the house farthest from the Wifi router, that’s mainly where I use the indoor move (and wanted to use it in the garden as well). I’ve also got a smart TV at the back of the house which I don’t get issues with actually.Sonos have advised me that the move needs to be 25-30 feet from the access point to give decent coverage and can’t connect to a range extender (which means I can’t actually use it wifi connected in the Garden).I’ve been along investor in sonos and love the products, but this feels like a proper limitation (and I understand it needs to connect to the primary Wifi SID and NOT use the Sonos net, so I’m guessing that also rules out a boost. Does anyone else have such an issue - or can you suggest perhaps a Wifi router that works in the UK with a great (longer) range which is approved by Sonos ?Sorr
Adding other WiFi connections to Roam
I’ve tried doing this a few times but never succeeded in what should be a simple process. In preparation for a trip where I’d like to add the Roam to a different WiFi without resetting it, I’ve just created a new WiFi hotspot at home and am trying to add it to my Roam.Current setup:Many speakers on S1 connected to Sonosnet.Single Roam obviously on S2 connected to same network as S1.Steps taken:Switch on Roam and move phone to different WiFi (the new hotspot) and open S2:Select ‘Unable to find your system’:Select ‘Yes’:Select ‘Yes’:Select ‘Find system’:The App finds two systems even though S1 is disconnected. This also happened when on holiday, far away from the S1 system.Select ‘Continue’:Select ‘Select’. I am returned to the ‘Find system’ screen. If I select that I’m returned to the ‘We’ve found multiple Sonos systems. Let’s confirm the one you want to update.’ screen.It’s an endless loop. I then tried the ‘Find Missing Products’ option:I get this:Select ‘Continue’:Select ‘Contin
Until my new Roam was delivered, I connected my Marley Stir It Up turntable via Bluetooth to my Move, and experienced reliable, excellent quality audio, with no audio problems whatsoever.Since receiving my new Roam, I have paired the Roam to the turntable, and use the Switch mode to connect to the Sonos network to pay the Bluetooth audio on the other Sonos speakers on my network (Beam, Move, and 2 x Symphonisk Lamp Speakers).The system works exactly as expected, but at random intervals I experience audio dropouts on one or more of the Sonos speakers. I have tested the system thoroughly using streaming media sources and do not experience any dropouts whatsoever.The Roam is within 1m of the turntable, so I’m confident the Bluetooth is not disconnecting, and the Wifi network is excellent in this small apartment. The problem only occurs when using the Roam to bring the Bluetooth audio source onto the Sonos network.Has anyone else experienced this problem?
Move & Apple Music on Mac Issue
Hi all, let me quickly explain. I use an MacMini M1 and installed Apple Music to stream to my 2 SONOS Move’s. The speakers show up on Apple Music as expected but I am not able to get any sound out of them. The connection is getting dropped. (all devices are on the same network)If I restart the Mac, it works from beginning without any issue but in case I leave the desk vor 20 minutes and stopped the music before, the same issues as mentioned before occurs. No sound. After a quick restart it works again.No idea what I can do about that.
SONOS Roam - lossless audio - airplay - iPhone as hotspot
Hi,When I am on the road, I want listen to Apple Music's lossless tracks on my Roam.Bluetooth does not support lossless music so I plan to use Airplay.The problem is that Airplay needs a wifi network which is a hassle to set up when I am on the road.Is there a way to use the iPhone tethering function? Thank you.
Move suddenly unreliable
I have a 12 zone Sonos system, wireless config, that usually runs trouble free. WiFi is provided by BT Whole Home Wifi extenders throughout the house.One of the zones is a Sonos Move that has performed flawlessly since I’ve had it.In the last couple of weeks it has started becoming very unreliable. Typical behaviour is: - Add Move to Group (via either Windows Desktop or Android app) - Move shows as playing music in the group but no sound comes out - Attempt to remove Move from group: App unable to connect to device, try again later - Manually turn Move off and then on again - Move sometimes returns to becoming responsive, sometimes not. At all times the WiFi signal where the Move is situated it showing as full strength on my phone. I have tried a full factory reset and re-adding to my system with no improvement. Has anyone experienced anything similar? Got any helpful hints before I take this to Sonos Support?Many thanks.
Sonos Roam and Airplay
Hi,Do you have problems with Airplay with stutters on Roam right after turning it on?Let’s say we have 4 states:1 - when Roam is tuned on and available in network and it’s the only state that allows to play music2 - when Roam completely turned off, after 12 second press on the back button3 - when Roam is in sleep mode, after press on back button4 - low power mode after several minutes on inactivity when WIFI POWER SAVE setting is on.So, transferring from state 1 to 2 and back to 1 (1->2->1) enables stutters. Then transferring from 1 to 3 and back to 1 (1>3>1) n amount of times fixes that.I spoke with Sonos Support and got replacement. The new Roam that I received has exactly the same problem. I tried in different networks with different routers and result is the same.
Sonos Roam constantly skipping when connected via Bluetooth to M1 MacBook Pro
Has anybody else tried their Roam with an M1 Mac via Bluetooth? Mine just constantly skips and is quite annoying. Works flawlessly when streaming via Bluetooth from my iPhone or iPad but something is going on with the M1 Mac/Roam combo. Diagnostic Confirmation #: 673498138
S2 - Should I or shouldn't I?
Hi All,I’m a heavily invested long term user of Sonos and contemplating the trade up program to bring my system to S2 compatibility. However I’m pretty concerned by what seems to be widespread issues around the S2 controller stability, with so many users reporting connectivity issues after moving from S1 to S2.I was hoping this might be early teething issues with the S2 app, but after reading recent reviews on the apple App Store (as recent as this week) it seems the same issues are still present and quite widespread. Specifically the issues I’m referring to are where the S2 controller/app fails to find the Sonos system, speakers drop off, random disconnection issues and delays when pausing/skipping tracks. I see that Sonos support seem to be in complete denial of these issues blaming the user’s network/environment, but completely ignoring the fact the problems started immediately after switching from S1 to S2.Can fellow community members comment on their experience with S2, specifi
Move on a guest network.
At a rent by week cottage and attempting to setup a Move on a wi-fi, it fails to complete. One article says the Move cannot be setup on a guest wi-fi network. How do I know if the wi-fi I'm trying to connect to is a guest one, and that's why we can't connect, or some other problem is in play?
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