Have had an issue with all of my new-ish black Sonos gen2 amps recently. When playing Slacker radio, songs will end randomly & skip to the next song regularly. One song in particular, it literally skips at the exact same spot every time. As someone that freelances in IT & AV, it seems to be some weird firmware build that has to do with Slacker (Live X Live) specifically. No issues with TuneIn, or Amazon Music. There may be some issue in server communications between Slacker & Sonos. Not certain who would be the root issue, be it Sonos or Slacker. ALSO, when I skip tracks, I will often times get a message that “such & such song could not be played”, & then it skips onto whatever the next suggested stream song would be. Sometimes this can happen for 2-3 tracks. So in the meantime, the room is quiet, & all you keep seeing is these error messages on the controller that it’s skipping tracks because it can’t communicate to the servers. Have also noticed that skipping track via smartphone AND desktop, only compounds the issue more. Everything is hard wired by Cat6, & the setup has been the same for years, with nothing changing in the physical. My network setup is super on point, since I freelance in IT, so I don’t at all believe this to be a variable. This speaks to me of firmware & sever communication issues & 3rd party app integration hiccups.
Just thought to report it, because that’s the only way bugs get fixed. Thanks!
No complaints all around about Sonos products as a whole. Love them! Really hope Apple doesn’t acquire Sonos as so many business editorials keep suggesting as a wise market move acquisition possibility. Apple would only end up screwing up Sonos & limiting it immensely, by likely shaving away all 3rd party integrated apps if they belong to a competitor. Apple sucks in the Tim Cook era.