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I live in Italy and here Android users are much more that the Android users that are in the USA…Personally all my family have an Android device, like Google Pixels, and all the house have integration with Google Assistant and Google Home. We are a Google Family.We bought a Sonos Move for have a portable speaker with a gorgeous sound, and I can confirm that it have, but we hear the lack of the Google Chromecast built-in integration.In fact the Chromecast built-in feature is a great opportunity for Sonos, we think, because in this way Sonos Speakers can appear in Media controls of Google Home and so can be controlled by all the people that live in the house. Also Chromecast built-in have plenty of integration with some services that made things really easy.So, we decide that for now Sonos for us it can be only the Sonos Move or the Sonos Roam that have also the Bluetooth, because we need it for limiting the lack of the Chromecast built-in functionality. But we appreciate that in the futu
Does a Sonos Ray keep settings (paired speakers, EQ, Night mode, …) if I turn it off via smart plug??
See above… Interested in buying a Ray and two Symfonisk speaker and would like to to plug them in some Homekit plugs. Will the setup remember the pairing (I think I‘ve read somewhere, that the answer is yes) and the EQ settings? I know that it‘s not meant to be turned of, but… well, yeah…
Sonos & Philips Hue IntegrationTutorial
With the prospect of having parties once more now on the horizon perhaps you're looking for a way to make sure yours are going to be the talk of the town? If you have a Sonos system, a Sonos Port or Connect, a PC and the Philips Hue lighting system in your home, here’s one way of guaranteeing your friends and family will be talking about your parties for some time:This is a guide on how to use a Port/Connect and a PC/laptop to link your Sonos system and your Philips Hue system together so that you can have your Hue lights react to the music playing on Sonos.This method does require the Hue Bridge v2 device but does not require the Philips Hue HDMI Sync box.If you don’t have a Connect or Port, but do have a first-generation Play:5, you could use the headphone socket on it and a 3.5mm to 3.5mm lead. The volume control for the Play:5 would come into play, however.For now, instructions are for Microsoft Windows 10 and macOS but the troubleshooting/help steps in red are for Windows only. St
HiHow can I connect my Sonos Beam and the Philips Hue Sync Box so that the sound of the TV comes from Sonos while the Hue light bulps controlled by the Hue Sync Box synchronizes with the picture of the TV? I don’t care about music coming from streaming services like Spotify to sync with the Hue Sync Box. Just want to have the TV picture to be in sync with the Hue lamps. Thanks
Sonos, After all this waiting. And after multiple articles. And after multiple phone calls to your service reps (including today), I’m now being told that you cannot group your Sonos system devices with your Google Home devices (after being told for months and more than a year that the aid be able to group them). Even the rep I spoke with today tried to help me and didn’t find out it wasn’t possible until he spoke to a system engineer. You can do it with Amazon devices, but STILL not with Google devices In all honesty, what is the point of adding Google assistant to Sonos if you can’t even use Sonos speakers with Google Speakers together in a group? It’s pretty useless for me to be in living room, have to get up and walk to my kitchen to say “hey google, play x in my Living Room” and then walk back.
I noticed that when connecting a Sonos PORT to an outboard amplifier that the volume limit on Fixed output will work while the player is playing audio, but will reset itself to OFF or 100% after the player is stopped and started once again. This is not the correct way to set the volume limit setting when using third party amplification and volume controls. ONLY Using the Pass-through setting, keeps your Volume Limit setting in place thus allowing you to maintain the desired gain output of the Sonos PORT to your outboard amplifier system and not overload the inputs to the outboard gear. I thought this would be very useful info to the right people, as I had chased this issue for a while not knowing if my third party control system (Savant) was causing this to happen or if it was a software issue of some other sort.
I would like to use a button press in IFTTT to play a sound or certain length of music. I would want it to interrupt anything that is currently playing and then resume after the triggered sound. Here’s the scenario: music is playing in the house, someone presses the smart button. Music pauses and a doorbell chime plays for 8 seconds. Music resumes when the sound finishes.And no, I don’t want to buy a video camera doorbell like ring.
I have two One SL’s and a Roam in my Apple Home, Siri works accordingly but in the home app it shows as not playing, except it is! Please see attached screenshot. Is this expected behaviour? When looking at the studs bar, it shows as none of my Sonos are playing until a long press reveals what actually is playing I have checked this via AirPlay and via the Sonos app. Any insight is greatly welcomed my OCD is going crazy!
It does not work with Google home. I don’t understand why I need to login into Spotify when I didn’t with the Bose 900, I can’t even play the radio without having to sign up for yet another service. Cannot control the audio through the Google home app, pretty sure it is possible seems purposeful. Cannot connect my laptop to the arc without purchasing additional hardware.Don’t really care about your law suite with Google. A good product and a good community cannot be copied so good luck with law suite but I am not Google so why are you punishing me?
So I have read a lot. I just recently got screwed with Insteon so I am looking at changing everything (yes expensive). This will be getting leak sensors and also switching to Lutron Casseta and switch to home kit and get a HomePod miniWhere it gets a bit muddy i have all older sonos products including the play one with Alexa. I could just keep my music separate with the use of Alexa, spotify and make my home automation on HomeKit. This is still not ideal as I would like to be able to use one interface if I can. Can I use my sonos with Alexa and still use my old speakers and have it work with HomeKit and HomePod mini?I have read various things where you can do it through airplay, if I was to get one of the new Sonos speakers but this is yet another rather large purchase.Can I add all my old sonos speaker into HomeKit and then ask siri to play music for example or just go into spotify and chose my music and have it play on my old speakers while still being able to ask Siri to turn
There have been previous threads addressing voice calls on Sonos; however, it has been two years since any threads regarding voice calls have been open. I think with the addition of the generation 2 Sonos One device that inherently supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa it is time for the development team to take a look at enabling voice calling on the Sonos devices that support Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. I think the community and consumers would react very positively to the addition of that feature, but would also appreciate justification if it is not possible for that feature to be developed at this time.
We have six Sonos speakers on S2: 2 PlayBars (3 & 4 years old), 4 Play:1s (3-5 years old). I realize they were all bricked by Sonos, a fact that really peeves me off because now I’m stuck with an expensive speaker system that to my knowledge was never bricked before. I chose PlayBars just as S2 was being introduced because I was told by the salesperson that I could never run them in the same groupings as my older speakers, thus getting newer, lower-quality sound bars would make all of my Play:1s useless.Our smart home system is Apple HomeKit, using the latest AppleTV as our hub. I don’t care about creating automations in HomeKit with Sonos. Wired systems aren’t an option as we live in an antique home.While it’s impossible to add Airplay2 to my older speakers. can I somehow link my speakers to an inexpensive hub so that I can Airplay2 to all or some speakers and bypass this terribly outdated and awful app? I’d prefer not to buy a new Sonos speaker and split my system, an untenable o
Wasn’t sure if this would be of interest to anyone, but I recently had a chance to play with and review a VIolet Smartswitch Lite. It’s given me Sonos control at the wall switch as well as Philips Hue control. I’m looking forward to Http requests because then I can wire it into node-red and home-assistant, but if anyone’s interested in my write up it’s below:https://www.thesmarthomebook.com/2021/11/10/violet-smartswitch-lite-review-set-up/
I have Sonos arc at the family room with its wifi password. In addition I have two Sonos Roam in bedroom with different wifi router and password. My question:If I started listening with the arc in the family room, and I want to continue liststening to the same music, how can I do it with different wifi?thxM.
1 lost customer. Sure there are others. I realize losing 1 person as a customer is no big deal. But I'm sure there are others. For the price - really should have most common streaming platforms. Billions of Android users. Lost opportunity. Anyways, just my 2 ¢
I use a Nest Hub to play music on one of my Sonos speakers. I have three speakers on my main floor. I cannot seem to get the the Nest Hub, which uses Google Home, to play on more than one speaker at at time. That forces me to open my phone and then add the other two speakers to the playing speaker. Is there anyway to fix this?
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