Question

After full reset HomeKit (i.e. delete Home) Sonos speakers cannot be added to HomeKit

  • 4 December 2019
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Hi All,

I have a problem with adding my Sonos speakers to HomeKit after i did a reset of my HomeKit (i.e. removing the house and re-creating it).

The speakers are found by the Home-app, but when i tap the Sonos speaker i get a response “Airplay Unable to to connect to [name speaker]”. This is strange because AirPlay does work correctly when selected. Only problem is that i cannot add the speaker to Apple’s HomeApp.

I did read through the forum but nothing works for me. I did:

  • Reboot the (i.e. power cycle) the Sonos speakers
  • Reboot my iPhone
  • Restarted my Router

See attached screenshots on the procedure i followed. I also added a screenshot of My System in the Sonos-app.

Who can help?

 


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I’m experiencing the same thing. I’ve tried logging out of iCloud and resetting network settings in my iPhone. I’ve also logged out of iCloud and restarted my Apple TV (HomeKit Hub). I could successfully add one new Sonos One to the new HomeKit Home I created, but I could not add another Sonos One which had been a part of my previous HomeKit Home. The previously-added device shows up in the Home app, in the Sonos app, in the AirPlay 2 playback list, and in a Bonjour browser app. Same errors as @rgestel. (BTW—thanks for the excellent and detailed write-up.) I haven’t tried factory-resetting the troublesome Sonos One yet, but that’s my next troubleshooting plan.

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Update: After factory-resetting the previously-added Sonos One (by holding the connect button while plugging the speaker into power) and configuring it anew in the Sonos app, I was able to add it to my newly-created HomeKit Home successfully.

Indeed.That helped. So, solved.

I just did a factory reset of the speakers and now i was able to add to HomeKit.