I’ve had my Sonos 5 for probably about 8 years now, and the recent news about “recycle mode” has brought back some of my older worries about buying into Sonos -- that I have this nice speaker, but if Sonos were to go away, it’s a big paperweight. More practically, I’ve brought this speaker to other places from time to time and relied on auto-play mode (where it will auto-play line-in even if it’s offline) but it feels like a hack.
It would be really cool if Sonos were to ship these speakers with a physical switch which, when flipped, turned it into a “dumb” speaker that just played whatever came through line-in. It would be a show of good faith that I’ll be able to use this speaker in 50 years, it would improve recyclability, and it would make it easier for me to disconnect it from the network and take it to-go on those rare occasions when that’s useful.
Best answer by Ryan S
Hi hokietoner, I’ll pass along the suggestion for you to the team. I can’t comment on if it might make it into the hardware/software at some point in the future, but thanks for asking!