I use SONOS since January 2015. To date, I have more than 22,000 play hours. All day long, I listen to a single radio station, 95.1 FM in Montréal. I have about 12 speakers spread out all over my property (and just for you to know if that is possible to have Play:1 outside, yes with some in the rain and -40˚F in the winter). The flaw is that it uses a different feed of «Radio by TuneIn» for a same station unless you group the speakers. The speakers in the kitchen are on all day long. Adjacent outside for example is the véranda. When I turn on the later, I can still hear the kitchen ones BUT with an echo. When I go in the garage and turn the speaker on, I hear the stations from the three areas BUT not in Sync, so with echoes. The simplest way to program the Controller is that, since a radio station «is» a live feed, it should automatically choose the feed already «on» on my network, if any one is, for a given radio station instead of using a new (3rd/4th...) radio feed for a same radio station. That is as simple as that!
Moreover, I would love that just getting close to a speaker that we could set it up to turn on automatically with a widget in my pockets OR better, with my cell phone on me.
Extra wish: a door-bell button that play a chyme on programmed speakers.
I love SONOS…
Best answer by Misfit
That is possible yes but this is not the problem.
Pretty sure it is.
In my situation above, with three locations using same radio station:
1) I do not want to enter the garage and use a controller to group... I just want tap the on button on the speaker to listen to my station. Moreover, if I group coming in garage, It asks me to chose between two feeds for the same station!!! The choice is futile as same station!
If you don't want to use the controller, press and hold the Play/Pause button on the speaker, that should group it with the room it was last grouped with.
2) Then leaving garage to go back to veranda, I want to turn off garage speaker. If it is grouped, then turning off garage by tapping speaker's button, my two other locations would turn off (I do not want to miss any part of the conversation on the radio).
See above. Press and hold the Play/Pause button to remove it from the group.