I’m in a temporary house for a month, and I found a Sonos 1 (gen 2) in there.
I immediately though: oh, great! a bulky good brand speaker! I can use it for music! Except that… I can’t. The process of configuring was very long and pissed me off already. When I finally understood that I need a specific app to run it, and made an account, the surprise.
Unless I’m missing something obvious, Sonos app works only with specific in-app source. I was trying to listen to the Berlin Philharmonic digital concert hall and it’s not in the list. The starting page do not even find the music on my itunes library (and it takes several passages to connect it).
No bluetooth available, so I cannot even use it as generic speaker.
I am really not understanding the whole point of this. If I use any bluetooth speaker I can stream any music/source from phone from any app. Most of app have a bluetooth/apple tv like “output” button, which makes your life easier. Seems to me Sonos One is the other way round. It plays from within the app, but that limit it to the list of in-built sources. (by the way, it’s still thinking about importing my library. given the time taken I’m getting worried it’s duplicating the whole thing?)
What's the point of buying Sonos vs any bluetooth speaker? What am I missing?