Talk about your Sonos Roam, and Sonos Move experience here. Where did you bring your Roam?
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We use our Roam to play white noise in our daughters room. The speaker is set up in her room on the wireless charger. Previously it always worked fine, and then now it randomly just drops out and appears as “not connected” in the Sonos app. It’ll play for an hour or so, and then it disappears. Hard rebooting the speaker via the button on the back returns it to the app and makes it usable again, but it’ll play for another hour or so and then randomly stop and disappear. For reference: my home sonos system runs on Sonosnet channel 6
Here the issues from latest:it died in me and I had to reset it to factor settings to get it to do anything but show an orange light. it won’t play music if the battery runs out and even after you plug it in. Most of the time I get music playing and it starts flapping and feels like it doesn’t know where to use wifi or Bluetooth; have to restart the unit the app and some random stuff for 5-10 minute to get it to work. Why do the buttons and lights suck and the lights provide no real feedback from the device in what stupid state it’s in. The whole UX is terrible on the device. I would never wast my time to create an account to vent but this device deserves it. So how has your experience bee and what did you do to fix your Sonos Roam?Gave it to someone you hate? Throw it away/recycle it? Never had any problems Your spouse rolls their eyes 👀 every time it doesn’t work Other
I got my Move 2 today and was sad to see they changed the charging base a bit. I had bought an extra Move 1 charger to keep in another room to lug it around between rooms without moving the charging base as well. I’m curious if the Move 2 will charge properly using the Move 1 base? I’d just try it but afraid it may hurt something in my new Move 2. I’d really hate to now fork out extra money on yet another extra charger and try to offload this one lol.
I know it won’t pair Bluetooth but that doesn’t matter to me. But I would like to set up a stereo pair for use in my backyard. A related question: Could I set up a Move 1 and 2 as surrounds with my Beam 2?I understand if it’s possible I’d have to go through set up procedures whenever I change from one to the other, but that’s fine since it won’t be frequent.
I have more than 20 Sonos speakers finally working together in our home. For a vacation rental next week I’d like to take a couple of speakers for use there. I have one Move and know that w its Bluetooth, I could easily use that without messing with any rental WiFi matters. Does the Move provide a means to incorporate additional Sonos speakers? Or is it the usual process of taking an Ethernet cable and hoping for success w the rental’s router?Would a « travel router » be a good idea to purchase and take with us?And lastly, if we set up a new Sonos network at the rental, will that negatively affect out home’s network when we return and set up our speakers to work again with the residence setup?
So disappointed in Sonos. A brand new iteration of the Move is just announced, the Move 2 which they say has been “redesigned inside and out”, and it still can’t handle basic bluetooth stereo? How many hundreds if not thousands of threads have been created over the past few years on this topic asking Sonos to add this basic feature that ALL of their competitors offer at less than ½ the price? Don’t tell me it can’t be done, you’re fooling yourself if you believe that. This is a choice…one that completely ignores their customers requests.
I cannot see two of my Sonos products in the app. I created a stereo pair last evening, with two ERA 100s. It sounds fantastic. Now, I am outside and want to be able to check battery status, etc of my Sonos roams. How can I do this, as the only thing I see in the app is my bedroom group with the speakers I set up last night. The roams are in a group called portable.
I’ve just setup a system with two Roams as a stereo pair on a Wi-Fi network, but during play back sound only comes out of the left hand speaker. They display as connected in the controller app and the control buttons on both speakers work as expected, it’s just that one speaker is silent :-(.I suspected there might have been a hardware issue with the actual speakers inside the device, but I connected to it with Bluetooth and it plays fine. Looking around in the controller app there’s a balance control in the EQ settings, but it’s set to 0 (the middle) by default. Moving it left makes no difference, but moving it right makes everything quiet with it going silent at +20R.So is this some firmware bug? Or has something gone wrong with my setup that a reset would fix? Any help appreciated.
I have 3 Wifi access points in my Home. The broadband router is on 2.4GHz channel 1, and a pair of powerline APs are on channels 6 and 11, so there’s minimal overlap between the three. My Roam Alexa and Roam SL are set up as a stereo pair and stand on the same desk as the router, about 1 metre from it. Despite this the Roams regularly connect to one or other of the powerline APs despite the signal strength being considerably lower. Why? I’d expect the Roams to go for the best signal. The only difference I can see is that the router only supports a 20MHz channel width while the two powerline APs support 20/40MHz.I’d really like the Roams to connect to the router and start there so they can get straight out onto the internet. If they connect to a powerline AP then any data to them has to come in through the router, out through the local Ethernet powerline adapter, across the ring main, into the remote powerline AP, and out from there over Wi-Fi to the Roams, which is so unnecessary. An
I know the Roam has Battery Saver and Wifi Power Saver, but it should have the ability to choose to complete power it off after lets say 30min.If i power it off and keep it in the charger stand, it will indicate on Sonos app that it is off and not response, while it still charges to full and stay off.I dont need it to be “online” all the time like the rest of my Sonos One system, and it should have a feature like that, to also save the battery in the long run, and not force me to have to remember to turn it completely off.
how to stop sonos move from automatically connecting and playing content im not even watching or listening to?
When i put my sonos move on the charging base it will automatically connect to content on my phone that i wasn’t even listening to or watching and suddenly it is blaring in my house. OMG is that irritating!! I NEVER want auto play, period. Can they not add a setting to prevent that from happening regardless of what app is causing it to start?? That was a rhetorical question, obviously Sonos could do that. Is there some way of accomplishing what i’m asking about? Please help!
Big Sonos fanboy me, got loads of them all over the house. Bought a Roam for outside and in the bathroom. Utter UTTER S***E in every single way you can think of. S***e on/off/Bluetooth button and s***e indicator lights and s***e sound and S***E connecting issues. Utter UTTER S***E! Had it well over a year and hate the f*****g thing with a passion. Did I mention it’s utter s***e because that’s what it is. Moderator Note: Modified in accordance with the Community Code of Conduct.
I own 2 homes with a Sonos system in each home. I have recently purchased a roam speaker and connected it to the Sonos system in 1 home. Can I take this same speaker to the second home and connect it to that network without deleting the connection to the network in home number 1?
Hi there,I did search before I posted but never noticed a solution to my specific question I have a multi room setup at home with 7 Sonos devices all using S1.I use a Move as part of that system mainly for my hot tub but it is of course still part of the multi room system.This weekend however I would like to take the Move away from home to use in a motorhome at an event mainly to listen to the events local FM radio which might also be found being streamed and maybe Amazon Music or music from my iPhone.I have an electrical hookup on the pitch but if that fails I can of course use the 230v supply through an integral inverter.The motorhome does not have its own router and there is no Wi-Fi on site AFAIK. The only Internet access would be from my mobile phone but that depends on the coverage in the middle of a field and the contention that you usually see at an event.How best would I use the Move under these circumstances?Would I toggle it to Bluetooth, pair it to my iPhone and just use it
I have two roam speakers in a single room as a stereo pair separated by about 4 ft on top of a TV stand. Wi-Fi router is in the adjacent room about 10 ft away. Why does one Roam always stay connected to Wi-Fi, and the other always disconnects? I’m tired of having to power cycle it every time I want to listen to them.
The Sonos Roam is indeed a very unreliable product and I’m fed up playing games from Sonos blaming the networks
I hate my Roam (Even more) Seriously, what an unreliable product this is and I regret investing 200 dollars or 4500 pesos Mexicanos on this expensive paperweight that only makes me angry. After more than 8 months, after replacing my Roam once again, after getting in touch with Tech Support and being told to contact my provider TotalPlay and setup my router which I don’t know and I don’t think anyone in my home knows either and is willing to change just because my Roam has unstability issues, I keep having these unstability issues with my Roam: music cutting out regardless of the Music Source, Apple Music, Spotify, even AirPlay stops playing randomly, Alexa, Sonos Voice Control, and chiefly, Google Assistant work very unrreliable, and even with Bluetooth there are audio dropouts for 1 second every 15 to 20 minutes or so. No network issues at all, no wireless interference, everything, Absolutely Everything else works rock solid in our Wifi network at home, my iPhone 11, my iPa
I have had a Sonos Roam for a little over a year and a half now… It’s without a doubt the most dysfunctional, glitchy, defective speaker I have ever used… I have multiple HomePods and HomePod minis and several Sonos products that work flawlessly but the Roam stutters across multiple Wi-Fi networks and often has difficulty connecting to Bluetooth…but the biggest problem is the transition from one to the other. I have reset the device literally dozens of times and had to forget and re establish the Bluetooth connection and it will work for a day or two and crap out again. This is clearly a well-known problem and I have tried a multitude of fixes that I have researched on these forums and nothing works. It simply is not worth the trouble.
The Sonos Roam is constantly dropping from my home PC and iPhone. Yes, it’s set up properly via wifi with the Sonos app. Yes, I follow the instructions on the Sonos site (incl. factory reset). Yes, it’s fully charged. Etc, etc. I even get it to work sometimes (for several consecutive days)...until it doesn’t (dropping randomly with me doing absolutely nothing).I have looked in several Sonos community threads to investigate and a lot of feedback is not helpful (things I already did repeatedly) and usually condescending (the equivalent of “try ctrl-alt-del you dolt”).My gripes -Why does my Roam keep dropping randomly when using Bluetooth (on my phone or PC) - Actually, don’t answer this - I give up. Why does the Roam not have a Bluetooth button if it is intended to be primarily a Bluetooth device (using the on/off button to pair the device is an idiotic design flaw in my view)? Why do I need to link it with my wifi to get it started in any case (few if any other Bluetooth-enabled speaker
I am a long-time Sonos user and I recently bought a Sonos Roam. I am disappointed that the basic thing about having a dual orientation USB-C charging port was not implemented: the device charges only if a USB-C to USB-C cable is plugged in on the Roam’s end in one orientation, but not the other. I tried a few cables and a few chargers and concluded that it was the Sonos Roam’s fault. Considering that Sonos is a premium brand, I wonder why this wasn’t implemented.Sure, the included USB-A to USB-C cable works both ways, but the world is moving towards USB-C only, so this design is a missed opportunity.
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