1. Will it automatically enter a sort of power standby if not used and no music is playing? If so, at what interval?
2. Can it be woken from standby By playing to it From the app, without physically interacting with the Move?
Experience thus far is inconclusive as when let powered on but not in use, the app seemed to reflect it was unavailable, but when I entered the room the lights on Move remained on.
If I power off using the rear button, it then doesn't appear that it can be reached from the app or powered on remotely.
As a result I'm not clear which is the best/correct method of entering standby. My preference would be to simply leave it powered 'on' and have it enter a low power sleep state until music is played to it or I physically press a button to wake.
Best answer by Ken_Griffiths
I'm still playing with my new Sonos 'Move'. I personally think it’s brilliant. I have been gathering together some information about it and here is what I have found so far...
My understanding is that when the “Move” is sat on its 'powered-on' charger loop, it behaves like any other indoor Sonos speaker and is in a 'wait state' and ready to play at any point. There is no automatic'standby'/'power-off' whilst the charger loop is supplying it with AC power.
When the 'Move’ is off its charger loop and running on its built-in battery, then I understand it's 'power state' behaves differently when not playing. It has two 'power-down' states, one of which I will perhaps call “standby or sleep mode” and the other is “powered off” completely.
- The 'Move' can be put into standby/sleep mode, by a single quick press on the top rear power button.
- The 'Move' can be powered off by a long (5+ second) press on the same power button.
- The 'Move' running on battery seems to fall into 'standby/sleep mode' after approx. 30 minutes of inactivity. I don’t know if it then powers off completely, but suspect it would, particularly if the battery reaches a low point where it needs to be re-charged.
When it’s running on battery and in standby/sleep mode I have found the 'Move' can be woken in these different ways...
- By returning it to the charger loop
- By pressing the rear top power button
- By simply opening the Sonos App connected to the same Sonos Household. (The App must have been closed completely not just brought into focus on screen for that to actually work).
- It may also wake itself up to receive updates (not sure, but have seen that mentioned online?)
You may also find the following information helpful about the three buttons on the rear of the 'Move' device...
Power Button (Top)
- A short press will put the 'Move' to sleep
- A long press will power off the 'Move' completely
Wifi/BT button (Middle)
- A short press will toggle Bluetooth mode or WiFi mode
- A long press in BT mode will enable it's BT pairing mode
Infinity Button (Bottom)
- A short press will start pairing mode for the Controller connection during initial setup.
- A long press will activate a snapshot button Diagnostic (you will see the LED switching colors, press the same button once more to get out of this mode). I’m still trying to find out more about this particular feature.
Anyhow I hope that information helps you with understanding your new Sonos device.
I’m sure we will ALL discover even more about this new Sonos product in the coming days and weeks.