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'Secret' Sonos-compatible Android apps
I just found that a random German TV Android app (ARD Mediathek) allows audio streaming to my Sonos. It has a logo that is similar to the Chromecast logo, but it includes not only Chromecast but also 'Sonos Media Renderer'. Clicking on that allows me to stream the sound from the app to my Sonos. This is actually pointless, as I can't stream to my Chromecast at the same time, so I get the picture on my phone and the sound on my Sonos. But there must be other apps where this function is useful. I messaged Sonos about this and they just confirmed 'yes, this is possible' but didn't seem willing to tell me which other apps do this. I suppose it's probably not the most complete Sonos experience so they don't promote it, but it is still pretty cool.
Mixing speaker products
We currently have a Sonos Connect that is connected to our paging system speakers, we have a couple of areas that don't have speakers setup and we would like to place individual Sonos 1's or the like in these areas, but have them grouped with the current third party speakers. Is this possible with the Connect? I'm not concerned about these new Sonos speakers working with the paging announcements, just whether the Connect can have both third party and Sonos devices controlled through it, playing the same music, at the same time. Hopefully that makes sense. Can anyone confirm this for me before I attempt it?
Play one while camping?
Hi there everyone, 1st post and all that so if this isn't in the right place......sorry I've recently added to my Sonos setup by adding a Playbar and an extra Play one for 5.0 surround sound and the Play 3 is in the bedroom. I used to use the Sonos Bridge when I first got the speakers (1 and 3). Obviously now the bridge is redundant. My question is does the bridge create a wifi network for the Sonos to work from or does it just extend the existing network? If it creates ones would I be able to plug it into power while camping and run my play one off it while camping? Thanks in advance K
Can I hear TV through Sonos App?
When my wife wants me to turn down the TV volume, it would be great to plug in earphones into phone and hear TV through SONOS App. Is this feature possible, and if so how do I do it? If not this would be a great update to future app. Thanks for a great product. Magnus
Hey, I got turned on to Sonos a few years back when I went to a couple of parties and they simply ended up being a Sonos party; you know the ones where you take turns in putting a single song and your life thereafter is judged by everyone on the single song you chose! (I still claim that Starship are an awesome group!) Currently I have a single Play 1 (no idea on what generation) which sits in the dining room and will either play there at parties in the winter or will get moved into the garden (though range is an issue) in the summer. Whilst it is suitable for the smaller rooms I do want to build on it. I also have an older (and at the time expensive) separates AV/HiFI home cinema setup that I do not really use. The general idea was to purchase a Play 3 for the dining/garden rooms (ie for the parties) and another Play 1 and a sub for a 2 x play 1 + Sub. Eventually I would move to a sound bar and then move the play 1's into separate rooms. So my questions are: 1. Will
Compatibility with Mac OS Sierra
I really never learn, do I? I updated to the MacOS Sierra when it came out, and trouble comes. A few programs is not compatible and the most annoying is Tidal on Sonos - my main source for music. I can play radio fine and sometimes Tidal after disconnecting and connecting the wifi. Sometimes I can see the Favorites when clicking, sometimes not. But all the time when I try to add tracks or album to the queue the message is "not able to add track to the queue". I have searched and searched - but it seems like it only me that have this problem with the Sierra update? I FEEL ALL ALONE!!!! I am hoping for updates (Mac or Sonos) that will resolve the problem. Or maybe you guys have a solution? Set up is iMac with Airport extreme. Fast connection. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks Stein Stavanger, Norway
Play 5 2nd Generation Shorter Power Cable
Just got a Play 5 2nd Generation. It has a non-standard adapter. The cable is really long. My power plug is directly behind the place where I want to put the Play 5. Can I buy a shorter Power Cable? I see an option to buy a cable in the Sonos Shop but it does not specify the size.
PLAYBAR only with PC - no TV connection intended!
Hello, I am interested getting a SONOS PLAYBAR + SUB (and eventually extend it later to 5.1). I want to use it only as a PC speakers replacement, thus not planning to have a TV connected to it at all. I use my PC as TV (analog TV card) and watching e.g. Netflix over the PC. For now I have a 5.1 PC speaker system that I connect to my PC integrated sound card via stereo jacks. My audio card has a SPDIF output. In case this is possible, I also get instant audio signal without any delay, right? Thank you for your answers
mids + highs of Play1 vs the Play5?
I know the Play5s will give better bass and more volume but, what about the quality of mid-range and the upper end at modest volumes? The Play1s do well in that regard but, how do the Play5s compare to the Play1s? The reason I ask is I am putting together a 2ch music system and can go with Play1s and a sub for bass extension. Otherwise I could go with Play5s and add a sub later, if I find I want to. If the Play1s best the Play5s in the mids and highs I would go that way. Cost is not a big factor. I am selling off my current stereo system which will pay for either way I go. Thx, Rob BTW, my current setup is: Connect for streaming Nuprime IDA8 integrated (100w/ch) ... serving as DAC and amp a pair of Stirling SB-88 speakers
Need help setting up my sonos 5.1 please, I've got it set up with a tandak switch Plugged in is a xbox one - showing in app as working as 5.1 Firestick - stereo Popcorn hour - stereo And sky box- stereo The switcher has options pass , 2.0 . 5.1 options for audio which does this option need to be set on 5.1 obvious choice but still getting stereo ?
Dolby Digital Options
I just added two Play:1s to my Playbar and the result is fantastic. The Sonos app is showing Dolby Digital 5.1 and Im happy with the audio when watching via DirecTV. I also have Plex hooked up to this same setup and Im having an issue with getting the surrounds to return audio. If I tell Plex the receiver is capable of DTS, I get no audio. This is as expected since the Playbar doesn't support DTS. Once that's disabled I do get audio but not always from the surrounds. If the movie is encoded with just AC3/Dolby Digital, I get all five zones. If the movie is only DTS, there's still audio from the Playbar, but nothing from the surrounds. Is this because Sonos (or Plex) is down-mixing the audio to 2.0/stereo? In every circumstance the Sonos app shows DD 5.1 for about my system. What am I missing? .sal
How to give separate access to my children to the Sonos speakers in their bedrooms?
Is it possible for me to give access to my daughter to be able to control the Play:1 on her bedroom, and to my son to control the other Play:1 that's in his bedroom, while only me would have access to all the Sonos speakers in theentire house? I would like to give access to the children to be able to listen to their music on their tablets and smartphones, but not to the other speakers I have in the living room and in my own bedroom. Thank you.
How do I 'un-bond' surround speakers connected to a Connect:Amp
I've not been able to get my surround speakers to work since I bonded them to my Playbar (they are connected to a Connect:Amp). They worked fine as a separate pair prior to being bonded. I've set them to 'full' rather than 'ambient' and confirmed that the audio stream is DD5.1 but no luck. I'd like to un-bond and re-bond them but I can't find the option to do this on the PC or iOS Sonos controllers. I've read there should be a "Remove Surround Speakers" option in the "Room Settings" section but it's not there! Did this functionality change in a recent upgrade?
Playlist artwork barely shows up on iPad Pro
Hi, I have a problem with the artwork of playlists on my iPad Pro. My music is on a NAS and when I call up my playlists on the iPad I get a screen as shown below. Even when I wait 5-10 minutes it remains pretty much like this. What is wrong and what can I do to remedy this situation? Should I submit a ticket? [img]bc5a083b-a7cb-44c3-998f-f0c00e1dd047.jpg[/img]
Mounting Sonos above TV using TV bracket mounts.
Hi, I apologise if this has been asked before but I did a forum search and couldn't find an adequate answer. Hi have a rather old TV with a large base stand which means that there is not enough space to place my Playbar in front of the TV on my media cabinet. I have a void behind my TV so cannot mount the playbar on a wall above the TV. I was wondering if there is a product out there (Sonos or third party) which would allow me to mount the Playbar above the TV, attaching directly to the bracket mounts on the back of my TV? Also, if such a product exists, would I also need to by the Sonos Playbar wall mount bracket? Cheers!
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