Talk about your Sonos Roam, and Sonos Move experience here. Where did you bring your Roam?
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BackgroundIf you look through my comments in this forum you will see that I am a big fan of the original Sonos Move. I have a stereo pair and, when set up in the garden, are my favourite speakers. I have a garden room with Two 300s and a sub, which is the best sounding but not portable, nor outdoors.The outdoor listening experience, weather permitting, is great and different and with the two Moves, is my favourite way to listen to music.Move 2 PurchaseSo the Move 2 was announced. Double the battery life and stereo sound from a single unit. So with an upgrade voucher burning a hole in my wallet I decided to upgrade. The Move 1s will always get a decent 2nd hand price. One of the major reasons was the 24hr battery life, anything else would be a plus.Reading through all the reviews, some mentioned better sound and the stereo capabilities of course, but most focused on the extra battery life, touch controls, changes to the charging brick, Bluetooth changes and the line in capability. What
Need to do an international travel with 1 stop. What are the recommendations for Move 2? Should I take it in my Carry-on or check it in? Is it allowed in a checked baggage? And if I do carry with me, any issues with scanners in the US and also during the change of plane? It’s also fairly heavy (7 pounds) so making sure I do the right thing
I have a surround setup on my TV (Arc, 2 x Ones and Base). I recently bought a Sonos Move.When playing music on YouTube via my TV i would like to ability to add my Sonos Move as its positioned another part of my open plan kitchen and living area.I know i can select each Sonos device and group when playing via my mobile but how can I do that when playing through my TV? BTW: I am aware Move cannot be connected to surround setup.
I was using my sonos roam by bluetooth to play an audio from youtube video and all of the sudden it’s broken. It let out a loud sound and i can’t even turn off the device. I tried pressing and holding the power button for sometime and it’s still not getting off. The device shows a blue light but it is not blinking like when it was when we want to connect through bluetooth. This happened around 1 hour of using it. I had this speaker for around 3-4 weeks already. How to fix it? Moderator edit: combined posts
I have a home Sonos system with multiple Sonos devices on my home WiFi network. I want to be able to use my Roam at home but also take it to my office where my phone and laptop connect to my work WiFi network. What is the best way to do this so I can use the Roam without having to connect via bluetooth?
Hello All,I have an Arc/One SL/Sub surround sound in my living room, a One SL in the dining room, and a Move in the kitchen to cover my main floor. When I try to group the speakers on that floor with the surround sound being the source (connected to a Vizio TV with the actual source being an Apple TV), the dining room plays fine, but the Move in the kitchen is glitchy if it plays at all. It does get better if i change the delay on the surround, but then the dining room, which was playing fine before, is obviously out of sync with the living room, and I can’t just blast the music if the delay is increased. I did some reading in the forum and it sounds like the Move just isn’t built to handle grouping well. I was wondering if there was any improvement with the Move 2? I like the Move in the kitchen because I can grab it and take it to the deck outside the kitchen, but I’m still limited to starting music directly to it. Anybody know if grouping is better on a Move 2?
I already own a Move and love it, bought new place and will need more sounds on the outside. My current Move “lives” in my garage for work out musics, but pull it outback when I have guests. For the new speaker I am planning on the speaker "living" in the kitchen but when guest come over pulling out with my old move for music outside. Here is my dilemma, I am interested in the new Move 2 however, will it sound funny or noticeably different than my Move 1 when they are both being used as outdoor speakers while entertaining? Or am I just being overly critical? Thank you for your help in advance, Side note, would bonded Move 1’s sound better than Move 1 and Move 2 playing “grouped”
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
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
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.
Why isn't stereo pairing via Bluetooth available on either the Move or Roam?I have Bluetooth speakers from 2015 that cost $50 each that have stereo pairing capability. I spent over $850 on a pair of Move's and was shocked to find they didn't have this capability. It's a little mind boggling of an audio tech leader (and premium priced) Sonos product. I'd be interested in purchasing a pair of the new Roam's, but without Bluetooth stereo pairing capability, I'm going to pass. My primary use for these would be the beach, which obviously doesn't have Wi-Fi. Are there any plans to add Bluetooth stereo pairing capability to the Roam or Move? If not, why?
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?
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
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