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Alphabetical Sorting of Songs in Sonos Playlists

Sonos does not currently have, as a regular operating feature, the ability to sort songs in a Playlist alphabetically and then return to the original sort order. In my opinion, this would be extremely...

Sonos sucks

This is the most ridiculous system I have ever worked with....constantly fails to connect. Fail to reset....fails just about everything. Do NOT buy this system unless you are dying to spend many frust...

Sonos support for SMB 2.0 protocol

Hi, Recently I have turned off SMB 1.0 on my Windows 10 as per Microsoft's recommendation (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2016/09/16/stop-using-smb1/). However, after I've disabled SMB 1...

Playbar Volume limit

It would be really useful to be able to limit the maximum volume of the Playbar. My kids seem to like it at 90% which is excessively loud. It would be very cool if you could add a volume limit option...

Tips and Tricks and Sonos 101

I was thinking that a tips and tricks heading for Sonos users to share things would be nice. A Sonos 101 heading in trouble shooting that tells them basics things to do when having troubles.

Option to turn off volume button sound effect.

I would really like the option to turn off the sound effects for physical buttons on my Play 5. The effects aren't really needed if you think about it. If you're already at a Sonos device and physical...

First Sonos Product

This is my first Sonos product (Sonos One), did some research before buying, and checked out the set up process. Must say, the set up is one of the best I've used. Linked to Alexa, Amazon & Apple musi...

Create predefined groups

Is there a way to create groups prior to using them? And then save them? I have 8 play:1s scattered through the house. In an ideal world I would have a series of groups (kids room, common areas, down...

My experience getting 5.1 from the PS4

Hi guys, Just wanted to write a short article on my experience trying to get Dolby Digital 5.1 from the Playstation 4 (not slim, not pro) when playing Blurays with DD5.1, DTS and DTS-HD audio, 'cos I...

iPhone app, version 8 is a bad effort

So disappointed with iPhone 8 App I’ve been working with the new app for a week or two. I don’t get it… I miss the group function when looking at my zones. I don’t like having to switch back to the...

New Requirement for Login to setup Player is not acceptable!!!

I often have limited to no internet access which is why we decided on Sonos in the first place - we can use it as a standalone system without having to "online". Recently the controller software has...

Music Lag between Zones

I am experiencing a couple hundred ms lag between a Sonos Play 3 and 2 Sonos Connects. The Connects are connected to Onkyo Receivers ( NR509 and NR809). I'm learning that this is due to the processing...

Important Note If You're Replacing Your Bridge With a Boost

The order in which you replace your wired Bridge with your new Boost is really important. To avoid wiping out all of the work you've done to make your Sonos system uniquely yours, perform the steps be...

Sonos 101 - Getting Started

New to Sonos? Here are some quick notes to help you get started. Step 1: Get set up First off, let’s get those players installed. This FAQ has it pretty well covered. Especially the video here: htt...

Sharing my new Sonos setup with vinyl player and TV connection

For Xmas I decided to get my dad a new record player so he can listen to his large collection of vinyls, We already had a Sonos system made up of 3x Play 1s and 3x Play 3s. To connect the record playe...

Don't Blame Sonos_Everytime

There are so many posts about Sonos products not performing and IMO the majority are user caused for one of two reasons: Wi-Fi Using the Sonos product in a manner not initially intended. Wi-Fi I’ve...

A big thank Q to this forum.

Hi all, I’m new to the Sonos theme with my three new Sonos ones, more to follow. I’ve had some teething problems while setting up, router keeps crashing & other small problems. But searching through...

Connection problem with Beam and Samsung over HDMI-arc

Evening, I have no luck in connecting my new Sonos beam with my Samsung Q7F smart tv, hdmi-ARc plugged in both ends, HDMI-cec turned on on the Samsung, but the Sonos app cannot connect with the tv. B...

Cover art not displaying

I've just added some MP3s, downloaded together with their cover art, and find the cover art is not displaying - just the generic circle icon. The art files are correctly named "folder.jpg" and they a...

Desktop Controller for Mac won't connect to Sonos Network

Good morning- I have a 2014 MBP. I'm using a Bridge to set up Sonos. I can connect to my Sonos system using my iOS apps and control it that way, but I can't get the desktop controller to connect to...

Glossary of Sonos Terms

Glossary of Terms & Variations - AMENDED Bonding – Configuration Process wherein Main speakers distribute frequencies to other speakers as programed by Sonos Controller App. Bonded configurations ca...

TIming of Sonos Integration with Amazon Echo / DOT

Any idea when SONOS will begin beta testing integration with Alexa? I'm sure there are many of us who are anxious for this to happen.

Connecting a Sonos through an Aruba WiFi Controller? Here's how:

Just wanted to share my experience with setting up my Sonos Play 5 with an Aruba WiFi controller. After many hours of tcpdump'ing and connecting the Sonos to wired networks (with everything working pe...

Using with AVG's "internet security"

Recently upgraded laptop and modem, and upgraded to AVG Internet Security. Struggled for a few weeks to get them to work harmoniously, and with some direction from the Sonos help team, finally found...

Sub question

I have playbase,sub and 2 Sonos1 I use when I watch TV. And I have two Sonos5 when I listen to music. How can I get the sub to work with both setups?


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