How to reproduce : I have a Sonos Connect hooked to hifi system (yamaha amp). When these are active in an activity to play Sonos Connect sound on the hifi, and then I group this Connect to an other Sonos player (I have Play:3 and I use Sonos desktop app to group) then this causes the yamaha amp to get switched off. Apparently the activity gets stopped, thus switching off the amp. This is not the behaviour I expect. I expect the system to continue playing (in the new Sonos group).
I looked for configuration solutions in MyHarmony but the only way to have the amp not switch off is to configure it to remain always on. That is not a suitable solution.
Is there any configuration solution for this pls. Otherwise, please fix the bug.
Best answer by garethrees
1) Create a new activity in Harmony which only turns on the Amp to the correct input for the Sonos, that way the harmony is not connecting this activity with Sonos is any way and when the Sonos App is used to group the device it does not switch off the amp/activity. The down side of this is that you can no longer turn off the Sonos with harmony for this activity.
2) Delete the exiting Sonos activity and create a new one, being sure to group ALL of your Sonos devices on startup, once this had been done the amp/activity will stay on regardless of the un-grouping and re-grouping of the Sonos devices. The down side of this is that you have to start the activity with all devices grouped so if you were listening to something it will override that with the new group all. The Plus side is you can balance the vol via the Amp and Sonos is one action.
In my testing I discovered that I had one Sonos device setup on the activity in Harmony and if you tried to group that Sonos device it would shutdown the activity and therefore the Amp. So I deleted that activity and created two new ones as described above. This works and I can now un-group and re-group the Sonos connected to the Amp without it shutting down.
Hope this helps.