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Our two young girls (6 and 8) love using Sonos, but I'm concerned as to what they have access to, in terms of content, and also settings. It's also quite easy to get lost. We have Sonos through the house, except their bedrooms, for obvious reasons. I think Sonos should consider developing a child friendly app that has certain permissions (for example can only play music from a local NAS, or stream music from Spotify that is child related). Alternatively, and probably easier to develop, a permissioned adult could create fix/locked playlist/s that the Kids App could access and play from, but nothing else. Limits on volume levels would also be a handy feature!
I have the Harmony Ultimate remote that I'm using with my Sonos Playbase which for the most-part works really great! The issue I'm having is when the TV is first turned on there is a delay of several minutes before the volume becomes controllable with the Harmony remote. I've checked and rechecked my connections several times and still have the issue when the TV is first turned on. I get TV sound immediately, but I don't get control of the volume or mute for several minutes. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any information you can pass along.
My main user account that I use to log into my Mac does not have administrative privileges. So every time I start the controller I have to enter my admin user name and password for network access. This is annoying. Is there a way to fix this? PS This problem is at least 5 years old (persisted thru a number of Controller updates and OSX updates/installations). Happens on my my MacPro and MacBook Pro. Thanks for your help Olaf
Hi! I recently purchased a home that has two connect amps with in ceiling speakers throughout the house. I successfully connected one to the great room and the other to the movie room, but I have speakers in my master bathroom that I cannot figure out how to connect to an amp. The previous owner said that they had them connected to the connect amp that runs the movie room. I have searched this website and I cannot figure out how to add a room so that I can get the music to play in the master bathroom. Help!! I'm very frustrated.
So, am thinking of investing in 2 x Play1 and a Play 3 Device for the rooms. I would also like to get the Connect device. Let me explain my setup. Presently, I have a Technics separate system, including MiniDisc (dont laugh), MultiCD and Record Player. We use this setup presently to play and listen to Old Vinyl, Mini Disc Recordings and obviously existing CD Collection. I also have a iTunes playlist stored on a Western Digitial NAS, nearly 250Gb worth of ripped CD's. We also use Spotify on iPhones/iPads/Android phones. I also have a 3 x 4kHD ANDROID SONY TV's dotted around the house, with the main one in the living room being Sony Android TV with wired soundbar and bass driver. (PS4 connected also). I am also re-wiring the house to effectively give WIred Ethernet to any smart enabled device, including TV's. WiFi signal is OK, but I just dont trust it enough. So, question time. I would like to be able to listen to anything from the technics system, ANYWHERE in the house, Is
I have a subscription to Soma FM but only a few of their streams are freely available in Tunein so I have added them to My Radio Stations. However, I would like to see the pic that comes with the url, anyone know how I can add it? I presume there is an underlying database that might be accessed, scuse the pun.....
Hello Sonos community, I have an issue with connecting Sonos speakers directly from the Google Play Music app (not the Sonos app). Sometimes after I connect a Sonos speaker I get the message that music can not be played. I then need to disconnect and connect again (and sometimes do this a third time). Only after this second or third try it works and streaming starts. Do you know this issue and can you help? I am using Samsung Galaxy Tab (Android) and all apps have the latest updates. I have Sonos bridge, Playbar and Play:1. Issue shows up for both speakers. Sonos Net is on channel 6 and router on channel 11. Connecting the speakers with Sonos app e.g. for radio works without issues. Best regards Wolfram
I've searched quite a bit (and the Sonos community search doesn't seem to be working) but can't find an answer to this: does the new Apple TV (sans optical) send all audio via DD 5.1? Specifically wondering about Netflix and DD+. If the source is DD+, does Apple TV transcode to DD 5.1? Context: I'm using an HDMI switch with audio extractor to PLAYBASE.
I got a ZP120 in 110V mode and connected it to a 220V current. Now, unsurprisingly, it does not work anymore. I could obviously bring it in for repair but I am wondering whether I could take care of that myself in a more timely fashion. Obviously I will loose my warranty by opening the ZP but I don't mind as long as I know for sure that I can fix the problem myself (otherwise I would loose the warrenty AND not got the ZP working again!). Could someone tell me whether there is something simple like a fuse or so inside that I could simply replace?! Does anybody have experience? Sonos staff, can you help me? I am surprised anyway that the controllers ship with 110-220V adapters while the ZP have to be switched manually. But that is another discussion... Thanks for any help!
I know this is such a common question but I couldn't find the answer... We have a whole system connected to our home WiFi but we needed an speaker to take somewhere else where there's no internet connection. We knew that Play 5 is the only speaker type that has a connection to use offline. However, we tried connecting a normal audio cable both with my IPhone and a laptop and the speaker wouldn't detect it... Can somebody help please :)
I've owned Sonos for several years and it has been a constant pain. Compatability with Audible was a joke, compatability with Spotify was and still is a joke. The newest thing is that Sonos loses connection to players every day, and I have to go through the setup over and over again, for some reason it takes forever to find a player the older gen player - (indicative of Sonos attitude toward its customers.) While the sound on the system is great, everything else fails completely.
I was playing around inside my speakers and found Trueplay info and the difference metric. What does this mean? My speakers reading are Play 5 - 7.7 Play 1 kitchen - 10.9 Play one bedroom - 6.5 I'm too curious what can I learn from this info? Is 0 no change? What does it go up to? How can I see what EQ has been applied? And no I am not changing anything in the browser login so don't worry ? And while I'm on Trueplay topic: Is any IOS device better than the other as far as measurements go? Is an iPad mic worse/better than the IPhone? As far as the waving goes, do you also point at the ceiling and floor too or just the walls from top to bottom? Do you only face the room boundaries or do you cross the middle of the room too? What % of the time should be spent in the main listening area? Should we sit down in the listening area? What gives the best results? There really needs to be a more comprehensive instruction manual for Trueplay. The 30 sec demo in
Hello all, Hope you don't mind me posting here, I'd love your feedback and hopefully this is a product you'll be interested to talk about. I have Sonos in my home, but found it frustrating to keep unlocking my phone to turn speakers on and off all the time. I have been working hard (on my own) over the last year to create a system which uses radio frequency sensors (£7) to control all of my smart devices. You can check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1109816630/trajectio-motion-powered-hue-and-sonos-smart-home Would love to hear your feedback.
I've recently moved house and since I have set up by TV playbar it makes a content high pitch noise. I have turned it off etc. and it still persists. It sits in exactly next to thew same items as my other house. It is constant and really annoying so I have to unplug it when the TV is off. What else can I do?
I got a new router and am having trouble connecting my soundbar. I don't see an advanced settings in my app and really do no want to take the soundbar off of the wall where it is mounted and haul it upstairs where the router is to connect directly. There has got to be an easier way than manually connecting it. Ideas?
I understand that I can convert my existing wired speakers to Sonos with a Sonos connect device however I can't find info about how to connect an existing five speaker (5.1 surround driven by an existing Yamaha receiver/amp) to sonos. Can this be done and maintain 5.1 ? Is it as simple as using a sonos connect along side my amp? I also have other existing in ceiling speakers in other parts of the house and realize to integrate them to sonos app for zone control I need more sonos connects but that's another topic (as well as adding sonos speakers for new zones etc). For now it's about my ability to use sonos to drive my existing 5 speaker sourround system. Th for any help.
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