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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Setting up Sonos for the first time? Here are some tips to get you started. 1. Download the Sonos app.You’ll need the app to set up and use your new Sonos system. 2. Set up your Sonos system.Setup is easy, just follow these steps or watch our video. 3. Add a music service.Sonos supports all your favourite streaming services. 4. Add your music library.You can also listen to your own library of music files. 5. Set up Alexa.Bought a Sonos One or Beam? Here’s how to start controlling your system with your voice6. Set up a Google Assistant device to control Sonos.This article will help you set up a Google Assistant-enabled device, like a Google Home or Google Home Mini, to control Sonos. Did you run into problems or do you have more questions?This community is full of answers. You can search or ask your question to the community.You can also scroll further down in this topic to find out more about:Getting the most out of your Sonos System. Amazon Alexa. Tips for solving common problems on
I have a Sonos bridge, two play1s and a play 5. My current internet connection is through my cellphone (tethering). I'm wondering how I could configure my system so that I can play the same thing out of all the speakers. Is there a way to do this? If not, is it possible to just have them create a mesh network with eachother (plug them into eachother through ethernet). And then use the line in of the Play 5 to repeat to all the other speakers?
Hi; "I'm new around here can you show me round?" We are seriously considering buying a play 5 gen 1. We have chosen the play 5 as our first Sonos appliance because we felt that this would be a good place to start our collection as it seemed to tick most boxes but we really need to know some facts; Will we have the ability to build as we go along? Is it compatible with gen 2 add ons like playbar - play 1 & 3's- subwoofers etc... Plus future upgrades? Will it also be synced with Trueplay? Please help. Thanks in advance Dawn
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 tried all sorts of options and hopefully this article will save you the time :D There are a few things to consider: - The PS4 settings menu, for defining audio priority and format - The PS4 Bluray player application settings menu - Whether you're outputting over HDMI or Optical - Whether your TV is passing the audio on correctly - Checking the Sonos app, under Settings, About My Sonos System, to check the PLAYBAR "Audio In" status. First I followed the steps outlined in this helpful article: https://en.community.sonos.com/home-theater-228993/home-theater-and-television-recommendation-megathread-6735001?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=owned&utm_content=Null&utm_campaign=new_to_sonos&linkId=34068092 However, there's a problem with that article. It claims the PS4 can transcode
With apologies in advance, because I know this kind of query must be answered about five times a day; I just can’t quite get my head round it. Can I just clarify how iTunes works with Sonos and NAS? As I understand it, I can move my iTunes library to the NAS, making sure I don’t kill iTunes on the PC ([URL="http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1364"]http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1364[/URL]), right? I assume the advantage of that (as opposed to just moving or copying the raw files and letting Sonos index them) is that Sonos can use the iTunes XML file to see my playlists, which are dynamically updated (i.e. when I fiddle about in iTunes, the new playlist structure will be visible next time Sonos checks the folder?) Am I correct in that assumption? Is that what ‘using Sonos with iTunes’ means? You don’t have to have the PC switched on with the music actually being served through iTunes in order to gain any advantage, do you? That’s probably a stupid question, as otherwise what
It is hard to believe that Sonos does not publish or fix the problem there appears to be with their new product The Sonos Beam and connectivity to Samsung TV. So many people have been waiting for this product, and many own Samsung TV's and we cannot use the Beam with the ARC Connection, If there is a fix out there can someone from Sonos please respond. Thank you
Welcome! Here you can find tips and tricks, how to get started, and many answers to the questions you might have about how to use the Sonos Amp. For the basic details, check out our [url=https://en.community.sonos.com/announcements-228985/introducing-sonos-amp-6812069/]introductory post on the Amp[/url] and our [url=https://www.sonos.com/support/en/sonos-user-guide/index.html#t=sonos-user-guide%2Famp%2Famp.htm]product guide[/url]. [img]52b8370f-24f7-4e4c-bbe4-58545db30ebc.jpg[/img] The Amp is a great solution for anyone with their own passive speakers that they'd like to bring into the Sonos world. It's for people who are designing a home and want to install speakers in walls or ceilings. Use the Amp with your TV, or to bring sound outside. There are a dizzying amount of options, and this thread should help ease your mind and help make some decisions, so let's get started. [h2]What is Amp?[/h2] Sonos Amp is an amplifier for passive speakers, bringing the Sonos experience to y
Hi all, I'm getting one or two drops from some of my SONOS speakers which are the furthest from my router. I currently use seven SONOS speakers, they are all on the quietest channel so now I would like to move them all to use SONOSNET. I realise I have to wire one speaker to start this process but have no idea how I move the remaining speakers. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
Hi, I moved to a new flat, where I don't have access to WiFi router, as the network is provided by the building management. My question is how do I setup my two Sonos 1 speakers there? According to this https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1072 you need Ethernet cable, but obviously it is not an option in my case. How do I tell Sonos system to switch to new network, without having physical access to router?
I'm using my play bar with lg smart tv and Harmony Remote. It works ok but i wanted to switch to original remote from LG = Magic Remote. Playbar won't recognize this remote if i klick on volume up button as requested. As far i can remember, first time i bought play bar it worked very well with lg magic remote. The strange thing is that if i push power off button on magic remote play bar recognize this. Has someone have some solution? Thanks
Is there a way to connect my Windows 10 PC to my Sonos One speakers wirelessley so that I can use them as PC speakers? I’ve just switched over from Amazon Music to Spotify today and found that the Spotify PC app connects to the Sonos One speakers wirelessley, whereas the Amazon PC app wouldn’t even recognise the Sonos One speakers. I’ll be getting a soundbar soon, but in the meantime I’d like to use my Sonos One’s as PC speakers.
I brought my Sonos play one on vacation thinking I was doing something smart! Goal: to sign my iPhone & Play 1 both into the network where I am at. Easy on my iPhone but none of the info online that tells me how to change the wifi network that my speaker signs into is working. Here is what I am doing: 1) pressing the play/pause and + button at the same time. An orange light flashes. 2) I see this "Getting ready to connect your speaker", it takes about a minute. 3) It says "Your Play 1 has created a temporary network, now let's connect your iPhone to this network," 4) The app prompts me to sign OUT of the Network at the house where I am on vacation on, the one I want my iPhone to be signed into (and my Sonos speaker to be signed into) and tells me to sign into the "temporary network" called SONOS 5) The first time I tried this, I saw the SONOS network and selected it, returned to the app and I was prompted to sign back into the network at the house where I am on
Hello. I'm new to Sonos. Just bought a Bridge and Sonos 5 system. I'm using it with a Linksys router. I am having problem importing music into my library from my computer. I keep getting the "computer cannot be found" message. I have turned off the firewall, so I know that's not the issue. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Hi. I understand there are a lot of question about 5GHz, but I am still a little bit confused. My configuration is simple: Playbar, Sub, 2 x Play:1. They all are in one room. Everything work fine, just interested. 1. Non of the Sonos speaker can connect to 5GHz wifi? Correct? 2. Sonosnet is created automatically when some of them is connected through Ethernet? And the rest of the speakers connect to this devices automatically through a dedicated wifi? 3. Does this Sonosnet work on 2.4 or 5Ghz? My Sonos configuration is 5.1. If 5Ghz, why there is "Chanel" setting in iOS app? 4. I noticed their is "Wireless Setup" in iOS app what allows to connect Sonos devices (Sonosnet?) directly to my WiFi. That is why I am confused now. How does it work now? They all are connected to my WiFi now or some speaker works as a WiFi bridge now? Thank you.
I have Sonos devices (one Play:5 + two Play:1), in different locations (not moving them around or anything). Is there a way I can use the same phone, with the same app and account, for both places? I did not even think of this being a challenge when buying the two Play:1 for the second location, but now I cannot use all the units, no matter what. When I switch location, the app just tells me I am on the wrong wifi network, and assume I need to reconfigure. I can't even log out and switch to another account (which would otherwise be a workaround). Please tell me there is a way to solve this, other than reconfiguring my system every time I move (which is way too often to be feasible)....
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 1.0, the Sonos application stopped working on that Win10 machine (not able to connect to local drives configured in the library). I had to turn SMB back Could you please advise when will Sonos start supporting SMB 2.0 or later? Thanks
New to Sonos. I have a 5.1 setup for my TV and also listen to music in the "TV Room." Everythings seems to be working correctly with my Playbar, Sub and two Play:1 speakers. Just one questions I haven't found directly answered on the forum or in support: There are two check boxes in the controller app room settings: TV Autopay Ungroup on Autoplay Can someone explain in clear English what those boxes do and why I would want to check/uncheck one, the other or both? Thank you!
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