Sonos now supports multiple Spotify accounts, improving sound from the Playbar. Version 5.2 of Sonos’ software, available as a beta today, lets you add more than one streaming music account for the same service to your setup and switch between them in a few clicks.
Sonos now supports multiple Spotify accounts, improving the sound from the Playbar. Version 5.2 of Sonos’ software, available as a beta today, lets you add more than one streaming music account for the same service to your setup and switch between them in a few clicks.
Yes, You can connect your Sonos system remotely by downloading the Sonos app and connecting with someone else’s account that has the same settings.
The Sonos system links all the pieces in your house to one account. You only need to be logged into one controller for everything to work – when you connect, it doesn’t ask you again.
If you are moving the speakers with you, then the network setup in your new home will be similar to your old one as it’s a simple two-step process. Firstly, plug in all of the Sonos Bridge units or Powerline adapters and set them up using the dedicated software, Beaming (for Bridge) or Control Panel (for PLC). Then simply carry on adding players to your system via their web browser by going to my.sonos.com from any computer in your house as normal. If you want to share music across two houses or an office then we recommend setting up one bridge unit in each property and connecting them together – you can do this by swapping ethernet cables between them for starters!
Sonos have tested Airfoil and it works great on some units, however not all of them! If you are using an Airport Express or an Android device then you can stream music wirelessly to any Sonos player in the house. On an iPhone/iPad then this will only work for Airplay compatible devices (eg. Play:5), but we do know that the iOS 12 update coming later this year may include fixes for both AirPlay and Google Cast functionality which would be very welcome. Please note that accessing Google Cast devices causes issues with each firmware upgrade so if you are experiencing problems after updating your server software, please check this FAQ entry before contacting Sonos support.
Roon now supports streaming music over a local wired connection and from NAS drives on all versions of the Windows 10 operating system, but not yet on OS X systems. If you have an older version of Roon then it will not support this feature.
Sonos systems do not currently support home-made solutions such as running Play:5 units in parallel through an attached computer via USB, running Foobar2000 or Audirvana etc over a wifi bridge.
Yes they do and in fact this can be used as a great way of extending your system. Each Play:5 or Connect:Amp can be set up and controlled by any iPhone/iPad running iOS7 upwards via Airplay (note – this also applies to any AirPlay capable device e.g. Mac, iPod etc). Simply download the free Sonos app from the App Store for control over all players on your network. The Sonos players can also be connected to Apple TVs using Airplay. The Sonos Bridge can be used if you want to connect your Airport Express or Time Capsule as a WiFi access point for the Sonos system which means you don’t need to modify your existing home network.