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Apple tv 4k
So I have the newest sony oled tv a90j hooked up to my sonos arc surround sound via earc hdmi 2.1. When I play any streaming app Hulu,Netflix,ESPN,YouTube and Disney plus from the google tv that comes with the tv already I get Dolby digital 2.0 or Dolby digital plus 5.0 or Dolby atmos which is great. Now I bought the newest Apple TV 4K and when I play any other app other than Netflix (I get Dolby vision 5.0 if set to Dolby vision or Dolby atmos if set to atmos only on Netflix)all I get is stereo pcm no matter what setting I put on the Apple TV in. Tried Dolby atmos setting on Apple TV or Dolby digital setting on Apple TV and nothing all I get is stereo pcm no matter what app I play Even Apple Music on the Apple TV all I get is stereo pcm. Any ideas as to why or how I can fix it? Or is Apple newest 4K Apple TV can’t pass any Dolby content unless the app actually has it like Netflix for example.appreciate any suggestions or inputs.
Feature Request in regards to dynamic island. Currently, for iOS users you must open the Sonos app directly in order to navigate any controls. Allowing access to dynamic will provide minutes saved to use the control settings. This can include skip to next track, go back a track, grouping of speakers, change playlist or services being used. There are often times I need to pause quickly and I have to go through the standalone Sonos app to turn off. Just a thought for us iOS users.
Sonos Amp and 3rd party subwoofer issue
Hi! I am having issues connecting my Sonos Amp (Black) to my Klipsch SW-311 10-Inch Subwoofer (or vice-versa). I currently have two Klipsch speakers and the Klipsch Subwoofer connected to the Sonos Amp. Both speakers play but I am getting no sound from the subwoofer. The subwoofer is connected to the sub port on the Sonos Amp and the LFE port on the sub. The sub plays when connected to my Yamaha system but doesn't play when connected to the Sonos Amp. Is my sub's connection wrong? Will a sub with a built-in amp not work with the Sonos Amp? What am I doing wrong? Help please... Jale01
Sonos Roam Endlessly Problematic
I have had a Sonos Roam for a little over a year and a half now… It’s without a doubt the most dysfunctional, glitchy, defective speaker I have ever used… I have multiple HomePods and HomePod minis and several Sonos products that work flawlessly but the Roam stutters across multiple Wi-Fi networks and often has difficulty connecting to Bluetooth…but the biggest problem is the transition from one to the other. I have reset the device literally dozens of times and had to forget and re establish the Bluetooth connection and it will work for a day or two and crap out again. This is clearly a well-known problem and I have tried a multitude of fixes that I have researched on these forums and nothing works. It simply is not worth the trouble.
Turn table connect - beam plus port or amp??
I am so confused at this point. I have a beam connected to the tv and a new turntable with preamp. I also have a Sonos one in another room and am likely to move it and add another one to create surround in living room. I also have two echo dots in other rooms. I want to play the turntable but don’t want to buy bookshelf speakers. I have a small apartment so wanting to make the best with small options and want to integrate what I have. So, I assume I need the sonos amp? If I buy a port the I’d also have to buy a separate amp? Help!!
Another bug in SONOS app (android)?
I updated app yesterday and i have some problems : my “Beam2+2xOneSL” disappear except my 2 SONOS Roam. I needed to reset my “Beam2+2xOneSL”. Now I have a new problem 😂 :I see my Beam+2xOneSL (= Home Theater) in the App but not my 2 SONOS Roam… I keep my 2 SONOS Roam ON and kill the app. I restart the app : I see my 2 SONOS Roam but not my Beam+2xOneSL anymore 🤣 I turn OFF my 2 SONOS Roam and… My Beam+2xOneSL is back and my 2 SONOS Roam disappear If I turn ON my 2 SONOS Roam, they don't appear in the appLove this app!Edit 1:When my “Beam2+2xOneSL” is in the app, if I try to add new devices, the app cannot find my 2 SONOS Roams 🙄…And When my 2 SONOS Roams are in the app, if I try to add new devices, the app cannot find my “Beam2+2xOneSL” 😡Edit 2:All my SONOS devices are on the same network (and same simple wifi network). Moderator edit: Combined posts
So the Roam is complete garbage
Obviously got a Roam today and got to work for about 10 mins and then quickly descended to sadness and cannot wait until tomorrow to return this defective piece of garbage. wifi workedbt workedthen sudden horrendous noise (like cd skipping but louder).hard shutdownreconnect noise came backrepeat shutdownFactory resetagain reconnectedNothing workednow the current state is the roam it is not powering up at all even after charging most of the day. Just an amber light that fades out when holding the power button unplugged.plugged in it does nothing not even the amber light.I calling this product an epic fail and returning ASAP.too bad I like the other Sonos stuff we have…..the controller software sucks but that’s another time.
Sub and Flour - a short story
Hi everybody!I wanted to share something about my Sub. Yesterday my wife, while in the kitchen, decided to kill a insect on a vaulted ceiling using a two pound flour bag. Little that she knew, the bag bursted (just a tiny split, not all the way) and some of the flour got on the top of my Sub Gen2 and around it. I did not see anything in the Sub. After I experienced a tiny stroke :-), I grabbed the vacuum cleaner and cleaned the mess. Then I’ve put Master and Commander, Sub setting plus 10 and told my kids to go into their room. We did laugh about it how a split second moment of anger or simply not thinking things through could give you some not needed work. Now for the serious part.Do you think anything could have happen? How is the Sub constructed, Where is the opening (besides the obvious rectangular one)? Do you think that flour can compare to dust in consistency and the ability to enter the SUB? Is it wise to turn the Sub upside down and try to shake it or vacuum some more? P.S. My
Play 5 Generation 1 - Intermitent Audio Drops - Final Analysis
Better Title for this post: Audio Drops after 5 Minutes of either Podcast or songs longer than 5 minutesFirst of all, this is more of a summary\conversation\Review vs an actual question. I really don’t want this topic shelved as it often does by moderators. There is no fix as far as I can tell.I have a Play5 Gen 1 device which worked great up until the S2 Controller was released. Not sure what happened but once S2 was released, my Play5 Gen 1 started dropping audio podcasts after about 5 mintues. Music tends to play fine as long as it is 5 mintues or less. Full disclosure: I play Podcasts via Spotify and I choose my Play5 from the list of available output options. To be fair: SONOS has been very helpful and we have tried several fixes with the assistance of SONOS tech support. The latest was to connect my Play5 via Ethernet cable to my Uverse Router which worked for about a day.SONOS was nice enough to offer up a 20% discount on the new Play5 which is nice but the base price is about
Cant delete a music track from sonos
I have this music track that I can’t seem to remove, delete, or however you want to phrase it. It’s the Tinlicker track in the pic. My music sources for Sonos are SoundCloud and Mixcloud. This particular track is not on my list of music of either one. I’ve deleted the SoundCloud and Mixcloud app from Sonos and it still appears as you see. Any ideas on removing it. On any other song in my lists, deleting it from the source doesn’t allow it to show up on. Never heard of CreateRadio either. my Sonos app.
Sonos Arc - Metallic Sound
Hi All. It’s a relief that Sonos has identified the bug that’s causing the bass distortion in Sonos Arc. Thank you @Ryan S for working with the Sonos Communty to identify the problem quickly. Having said this, I believe that Sonos still needs more work to make the Arc sound as it was advertised. Currently, multiple people on Reddit including myself are reporting the highs being too high which sort of feels “harsh”. This improve the speech clarity and brings out details in the movies, but the warmth in speech is lost because the voices sound thin and metallic (for eg. actors I know having heavy voices don’t sound heavy). I was expecting the mid-range to be a lot better considering the Arc has 8 woofers. I have tried TruPlaying twice without success (Turning TruPlay off produces muffled sound). Adjusting the treble also did not help much. Loudness turned on and off does not make a big difference either. May be, this is how the Arc is tuned?! Anyone else feels that Arc is over-empha
digital audio issue
Everything was working fine and then suddenly sound issues. Play at connected to TV with digital audio cable. Suddenly it stopped working, after review it’s working but to hear the tv sound has to be up to almost max. Remove tv and play music l, it’s normal nonissue. I check settings and rest and same. I’ve tried Dolby, arc and standard. Same behavior. Check the cable it’s in secure when I pull out of playbar it had the red light any thoughts as to what’s going on?
I’ve finally found an excellent phone app that will give me multi band equalization for my Sonos speakers. The Neutron Music Player app allows me to play audio from Phone/NAS etc to Sonos over my home wifi network including any equalization settings.Its a bit complicated ‘tiil you get used to it and I did have to change one setting to allow quicker discovery of the Sonos speakers: Settings/Network/Source State Check Time=1Also really good for headphones with AutoEQ built in and separate EQ for left and right ear if reqd.
Synology SMBv1 Docker container workaround
So I've got a Synology NAS and a couple of Sonos speakers. Some day I got the stupid (!) idea to switch SMBv1 off and soon I found out that my Sonos stuff was unable to find my local music library. Of course I agree that Sonos should move to v2 or v3, but since there is no sign they will, even after the whole S2 operation, it seems we will have to solve this ourselves. I’ve seen the Raspberry pi solution here on the forum, but I didn’t want separate devices and I thought it should be possible to do the same with docker on the NAS itself. If you are not familiar with Docker yet: it is like running an extra machine (called “container”) on your NAS, a little bit like virtual machines, but easier and more lightweight. The container runs isolated on your NAS, it only gets the access to your NAS you grant it specifically. Docker is a standard package on Synology. It also has a nice “registry”: an app store where everyone can share their containers. So the idea is: run a container with SMB (S
Symfonisk idle power consumption
Hi,My first post. Sonos has a page - Sonos Power Consumption While Idle, is there a similar page for the Symfonisk products? Also does SonosNet usage have a large impact on standby consumption? I only stumbled onto SonosNet today, I wonder why Sonos/IKEA don’t promote its use?
Forum Rules Question: Is asking for beta testers for a new app allowed here?
Don’t want to violate any forum rules or community norms. Is it ok to post a message looking for beta testers for a new app? Moderator edit after discussion with @SITNOS: We're a small company developing an app to let AppleTV users control their SONOS system from the couch (and without having to dig out a phone!).If you're interested, please send me a Private Message and I’ll let you know the email address to apply to.Ideally you should have some experience using beta applications and Apple's TestFlight app, but we can help with that if you've never acted as a beta tester before.Thanks in advance for any and all volunteers and happy to answer any questions that may arise.
Sonos home theatre and stereo listening
I’m thinking of buying a Sonos surround set that has Beam, Sub and two One SLs. My question is can I listen to music on a stereo pair of the SLs and the sub as a group. If so, how easy is it to do this? Tried to search and read all the existing topics but could not fin the answer.
Apple Music stream formats
Is there any official documentation/web links that describes the formats the Sonos uses for Apple Music streaming direct from Sonos Apple Music Service vs AirPlay?I previously ripped my CD collection to Apple Lossless (FLAC), this was uploaded a few years ago to Apple Match, and I am now looking to convert this subscription to Apple Music (on a trial) so I can stream my Library directly ffrom Apple Music.When I stream my Library via Apple Music, I see around 1Mb/s bandwidth on my router to the wired Sonos device from the Internet, but cant figure out what format it is streaming.If I AirPlay from iOS device will it be same format?
Better Audio through Apple TV than the Sonos App
Does anyone know how to get better audio through the Sonos app or through airplay? I have a Beam gen 2 with a Sub connected to my TV and two Ones (One in the kitchen and one in my bedroom). The Beam and sub sound amazing when playing music through my Apple TV but when I use the Sonos app or airplay, the sound quality and bass decrease dramatically. The crisp vocals and high tones fade away and the bass loses its punch, especially with the lowest notes. It sounds like the frequency range is being reduced. This is with Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon music. I have also tested different audio formats such as Atmos, Stereo PCM, and Amazon ultra hd. I have also tested different sources with the same results. It is annoying because I like multi room listening, which means I have to listen at a lower quality (in the Sonos app or over airplay). I have heard much better sound quality and bass over air play and bluetooth with much cheaper systems so it’s hard to believe that is the cause.
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