Setting up Sonos
Anything and everything about setting up your Sonos system. How do you Trueplay your Sonos system? Wondering if you should use a cabled setup versus a wireless Sonos setup? This is the place to get answers.
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Do you need wifi to connect phone to roam via Bluetooth? I won a Sonos speaker but I don't have wifi at home. I can't get roam to enter Bluetooth mode. I can't set up the app because I don't have wifi. Does this mean you couldn't use the speaker if you are away from wifi, like out on a boat or camping?
I have the Amp with Sonos ceiling speakers and the Beam G2. When I try and play music from Spotify, it up mixes to some faux 2.1 signal and plays out the center channel using the surrounds rather than just playing music out the L & R channels from the Amp. I am finding that once you add a center channel, it turns your amp and ceiling speakers into nothing more than an expensive rear surround speakers. Is there a way to NOT use the center channel for music without having to reconfigure the entire system every time (remove surrounds)….like every normal AV receiver?
I just purchased a home with in-wall speakers and wall controls in about every room. These speaker wires all terminate in the living room near my entertainment cabinet to a Niles HDS-6L Speaker Control Box. I have a Sonos Playbase and three other Play:1 wireless speakers. I simply want to push the Sonos Playbase audio to these in-home speakers. How to do?
Due to connection problems I just had an online chat with support, and he suggested to connect a speaker (besides the already connected Boost) to the wired network. All 11 speakers are on a ‘wifi-vlan’, and both the Boost and One I try to connect are on that VLAN, both as untagged ports. But when I connect an ethernet cable the One, the network times out, unresponsive. Do I need to set anything special on my network devices (vlan) to connect 2 Sonos devices to the network?
Hi All,I have got a Sonos Amp which is connected to some ceiling speakers in kitchen which I use for music only (in kitchen/outdoor area). I recently bought a Sonos Arc which I have connected to my LG B7 TV fire the HMDI Arc port. I was just wondering if there would be any benefit to connecting my AMP to my TV and then my Arc to my AMP? or even if thats possible. When money permits I am hoping to get Sub and surrounds etc over time also. Main reason I ask is I seem to get Dolby 5.1 or 5.1 plus come through on Arc when I check sonos app, but never Dolby Atmos. possible its just what I am watching is not supporting atmos?ThanksGeoff
There’s a lot of inconsistency in the support pages and documentation around Trueplay. Trueplay-compatible devices and Sonos products says: “Trueplay tuning is supported by all Sonos products except Port, Connect, and Roam SL.” So, that implies even mic-less products like One SL, Arc SL, and Five have Trueplay. Seems straightforward.BUT:One User Guide: “When the microphone light is off...Microphone-dependent features like Trueplay are unavailable.” This implies that a mic-less model like One SL can’t do it. There is a Trueplay section in this guide.One SL User Guide: No Trueplay section, as found in the One User Guide, implying One SL doesn’t have Trueplay. Trueplay is mentioned in the product settings section, but that section is also somewhat generic, including settings only relevant to other products, like Battery Saver and Line In.Five User Guide: No mention of Trueplay at all. (Though the old Play:5 (Gen 1) User Guide covers it!)Arc User Guide overview section: “Effortless setup w
Hey Everyone,I’ve got a Sonos Arc with a sub and Sonos AMP connected to ceiling speakers.The AMP and Sub are very close by to the Sonos Arc. Is there any benefit in putting an ethernet cable in between the Sonos ARC and AMP? Neither are connected directly to a router as I have another speaker wired to the router in another room to create SonosNet.I’d assume putting a cable in between the Sonos ARC and Amp would make it more reliable as the home theatre setup doesn’t need to communicate over Wifi.
I’ve used Sonos in my RV for years. The Connect, Boost, and two Play:1s were all S1. I bought a Roam, which naturally was S2. I converted all components to S2. Since then, I have been unable to load music from my NAS, which functioned fine with the S1 system. For example:I have a share ‘\\MyBookLiveDuo\Jazz’ … That will not save in the iOS version of the app when setting up the music library. Nothing top level share will save, including in the MacOS. Under S1 I could load a top level share without a problem.I can add to the app on all devices a share called ‘\\MyBookLiveDuo\Jazz\Dexter Gordon‘ and it shows in the list as it should and says ‘Hey we’re indexing, please wait.’ I then check the library under Artists and it says nothing found. The share is still listed under Music Library Setup.Same thing happens on my MacBook.Streaming music from Sirius works on all components from all devices flawlessly. S2 screwed up my ability to use my music library on the road. I can see the NAS drive
Hi,Just purchased a Samsung Frame TV (2022) and am considering buying a Leon Frame bar as it will match the aesthetics. This soundbar does not have an HDMI Arc connection. I have previously installed in-ceiling front and rear speakers, which I plan to connect using separate amps.Relatively new to this world, but I’m concerned I won’t get 5.1 surround with the way I’m trying to set this up and would appreciate guidance.Samsung Frame TV to Sonos Amp (HDMI), same Sonos Amp to Frame Bar (Center speaker) Front and Rears each with their own Amps. Sub on its own.Will I get 5.1 out of this setup? Apologies if this is obvious, appreciate your input!
I’m sorry if I couldn’t find the topic for this and thanks in advance for your help. My setup: 2 Sonos Ones. (rear left and rear right mounted on the wall) Sonos Beam - on the TV Sonos Port Logitech Z623 speaker system (two speakers and a sub) I am struggling to find a way to get the sound to come from my TV - out of the logitech and sonos I thought the Port was the answer but it seems I was mistaken Please help!
So I already have play 5’s on one room beam sub and 2 ones for tv sound just brought a play 3 and 5 play 1’s from a friend Did a factory reset by holding the 2 buttons . So far so good the app finds them it takes me through the set up plays the hum and gives me a tick connected , but here’s the problem I can’t see them in the app on the system like my other Sonos products so I can’t assign them to a room I’ve tried turning them off and closed the app them turned everything back on and nothing no play 3 or the play ones ,only my original Sonos’s am I doing something wrong here ? thanks in advance
Up until yesterday I had no issues with my Sonos Beam and 2 Sonos Ones then something went wrong and I had no sound whatsoever.I reset everything and my Beam is working but one of the Sonos ones just seems to be blocking everything and I have a constant error when trying to set up the surround saying that the speaker is not connected to the network even though I have reset it at least 6 times.How can I delete it from the app and start again because this seems impossible.It is unbelievably frustrating that I cannot fix this
Possible solution for having trouble pairing a TV remote with optical only product - Ray, Playbar, Playbase
So I bought a Ray for my spare room which I’m very pleased with. I found out something interesting today too, after having difficulty pairing the TV remote via the Sonos app. It is a TV remote which had previously failed to work with a Playbase so I wasn’t at all surprised.I read a review where the reviewer had similar issues pairing his remote, but he found out that his remote uses ‘Toggle Bit’ for its remote controls. In other words, when you hit the same button twice, the remote sends a different signal for each, alternating between two IR codes. So he worked out a work around by following the Sonos setup routine; but after every requested button press, he covered the remote’s IR sensor and hit the button again before continuing with the wizard. So essentially with say the + button, press it aimed at the Ray, then cover sensor with hand and press again, then press again aimed at the Ray, cover and press again, and finally press the last time aiming at the Ray. Repeat then for the -
Hi all I just bought a Five. I have 1 one and 1 one sl in sterio pairI wanted to add the five to the room. But the room got named (eetkamer 2) instead of (eetkamer). I reset the five and tried again. Same thing happens. Reset the five again. Unpaired the one & one sl. But I can't add the five to the same room as a one. Tried againReset the five, one, one slAdded the five to a new room (bathroom)Added the one sl to existing room (bathroom)After the setup the one sl added itself to (bathroom 2)Added the one to existing room (bathroom) is said there are 2 products in that room. Strange. In the settings screen there are now 3 bathroom(bathroom, bathroom 2, bathroom 3). Reset all 3 again. Setup one slAdded one to same room worksAdded 5, makes separate room with 2 at the end. E.g. "living room 2” instead of "living room" And when I try to play music I can view the 3 bathrooms and group the 3 rooms together. But they are in 3 different rooms. Is this is limitation or am I doing somethin
Guys.See attached my floor plan for the Ground Floor. I have a separate reception and kitchen area.How should I set up my in ceiling speakers for each of these rooms? Few important points to note:Reception Room will have the TV on the left wall Kitchen will have an island in the centre and dining table near the window.Please help.Thank you.
I currently have an Arc and Sub 3 together as I system. I know it will not do surround sound but I have a pair of Move’s coming. I think this will be a good little casual listening system for my upstairs. My question is how do I add the two new Move’s? I believe that I add each one as a different room and then I pair the two Moves. I also was wondering about syncronizing volume between the three parts of the system, Sub, Arc and Moves. Is this at all automated so that they are balanced with one another or do I just adjust each volume independently by ear until I have the balance to my liking? Thanks very much for your help. Cheers.
I recently purchase the following:ArcSub Gen 32 x One SL speakersI have set up the system as per instructions BUT I am slightly confused with regard to a stereo pair and/or surround speaker set up. Which would be the best listening experience. The App doesn’t seem to show that the 2 x One SL speakers are a stereo pair and I can’t seem to be able to change or set up. Any ideas ?
Hi everyone,I am attempting to connect my Sonos Arc Surround sound to a Denon AVR-S960H with my video source being a Sony projector VPLVW715ES. My video source is a chrome cast and that is working fine through the receiver. I have turned Arc on but Sonos is not finding it once connected and I try to set it up in the App. Do I need the Sonos Port to make this work? Is there a setting I am missing?Thank you for your help!
been trying to setup my first sonos device (Beam Gen 2) on the S2 app on my Android 11 phone.S2 detects Beam but then claims it cant detect the Beam via NFC. checked on my phone settings that NFC is enabled and the app has full permissions.switched to ethernet, no luck. its definitelt not the cable or the port because my LG TV connects perfectly fine. need help before i throw the towel and return the device for something else.
I thank that something is not ok with my setup. so when im using native Netflix app from my tv everything is perfect (i got dolby dogital 2.0 oraz 5.1 ) When there is stereo (dolby digital 2.0 oraz stereo pcm) i can hear some sounds from satelites (symfonisks) but when im watching same movie (that is not 5.1 but stereo only) VIA netlix (Firestik) at the app is always (dolby digital 5.1) and i cant hear any sound from satelites everything is perfect with movies that have 5.1 (working fine via both Netflix apps) btw. At Fire stick settings im using dolby dogital (not best ) couse with best firestick is using dd+ that my panasonic cant use via hdmi arc and i was Geting only stereo pcm (with i could hear some sound via satelites) just wondering if my setup is ok…
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