Sonos Controller for Android Smartphones - i

Sonos Controller for Android Smartphones - i
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Sonos Controller for Android Smartphones
Product Guide
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Sonos Controller for Android Smartphones
Chapter 1 Sonos Controller for Android Smartphones
Adding an Android Smartphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Chapter 2 At a Glance
Using Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Equalization (Sound Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Clock and Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Creating a Stereo Pair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Turning Off the Music System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Renaming a Sonos Component . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Turning Off the Status Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Connecting your Controller to SonosNet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Online Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
System Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Usage Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Chapter 3 Managing Rooms
Grouping Rooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Ungrouping Rooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Chapter 4 Managing and Playing Music
Available Music Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Managing Your Music Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Selecting from a Music Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Power Scrolling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Searching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Music Library Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Sharing your Sonos experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Managing the Music Queue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Music Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Windows Media Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
Sonos Playlists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
Docked iPods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Line-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Line-out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
Contents
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Appendix A Tips and Troubleshooting
Basic Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Support Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Can’t Find What You’re Looking For? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Index
Contents
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Regulation Information
Europe
SONOS declares that this product herewith complies with the requirements of the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, the Low Voltage Directive
2006/95/EC and the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC when installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. A copy of
the full Declaration of Conformance may be obtained at www.sonos.com/support/policies.
Attention In France, operation is limited to indoor use within the band 2.454-2.4835 GHz. 
(Attention. En France, l’utilisation en intérieur est limitée à la bande de fréquences 2,454-2,4835 GHz.)
Europa
SONOS erklärt hiermit, dass dieses Produkt den Anforderungen der EMV-Richtlinie 2004/108/EC, der Niederspannungsrichtlinie 2006/
95/EC und der R&TTE-Richtlinie 1999/5/EC entspricht, sofern es den Anweisungen des Herstellers gemäß installiert und verwendet wird.
Die vollständige Konformitätserklärung finden Sie unter www.sonos.com/support/policies.
Europe
SONOS certifie que ce produit est conforme aux exigences de la directive CEM 2004/108/EC, de la directive basse tension 2006/95/EC et
de la directive 1999/5/EC sur les équipements hertziens et les équipements terminaux de télécommunications, sous réserve d'une
installation et d'une utilisation conformes aux instructions en vigueur du fabricant. Une copie complète de la Déclaration de conformité
est disponible sur le site www.sonos.com/support/policies.
Attention In France, operation is limited to indoor use within the band 2.454-2.4835 GHz. 
(Attention. En France, l’utilisation en intérieur est limitée à la bande de fréquences 2,454-2,4835 GHz.)
USA
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• All SONOS devices have in-product antennas. Users cannot reorient or relocate the receiving antenna without modifying the product.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Caution: Modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the user's authority to operate the equipment under FCC
rules.
Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003 and RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
Canada
Cet appareil numérique de classe B est conforme aux normes ICES-003 et RSS-210 en vigueur au Canada. Son fonctionnement est
soumis aux deux conditions suivantes: (1) Cet appareil ne doit pas créer d'interférences nuisibles. (2) Cet appareil doit tolérer toutes les
interférences reçues, y compris les interférences pouvant entraîner un fonctionnement indésirable.
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Industry Canada
The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the product is located such that it does not emit RF field in excess of Health
Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from Health Canada’s Web site 
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index-eng.php. As mentioned before, the installer cannot control the antenna orientation. However, they could place
the complete product in a way that causes the problem mentioned above.
Industrie Canada
L'installateur du présent matériel radio doit veiller à ce que le produit soit placé ou orienté de manière à n'émettre aucun champ
radioélectrique supérieur aux limites fixées pour le grand public par le ministère fédéral Santé Canada ; consultez le Code de sécurité 6
sur le site Web de Santé Canada à l'adresse : www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb. Comme indiqué auparavant, l'installateur ne peut pas contrôler
l'orientation de l'antenne. Il peut néanmoins placer le produit tout entier de manière à provoquer le problème décrit ci-dessus.
RF Exposure Requirements
To comply with FCC and Industry Canada exposure essential requirements, a minimum separation distance of 20cm (8 inches) is required
between the equipment and the body of the user or nearby persons.
Recycling Information
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead please
deliver it to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By recycling this product
correctly, you will help conserve natural resources and prevent potential negative environmental consequences. For more detailed
information about recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop
where you purchased the product.
Sonos Controller for Android
Smartphones
• Turns almost any Android phone into a full-fledged Sonos controller
• Easy way to wirelessly find and play all your music and all the music on the Internet, all around your house, and control
it all with your Android phone
• Fits in seamlessly with the rest of your Sonos Wireless HiFi System — use it as your only controller, or use it with other
Sonos controllers for the perfect mix.
Already have Sonos?
If you are adding an Android smartphone to an existing Sonos system, see "Adding an Android Smartphone" on page 1-1.
(The Sonos Controller for Android Smartphones application requires an Android smartphone, at least one PLAY:3, PLAY:5,
CONNECT, or CONNECT:AMP, and a wireless router to operate. Android smartphones and Sonos components are sold
separately.)
New to Sonos?
It takes just a few steps to get your Sonos system up and running. Unpack your Sonos components, and then turn to the
Quickstart Guide included in the box. For additional information, go to www.sonos.com/support/guides.
Adding an Android Smartphone
The Sonos Controller for Android Smartphones application turns your Android smartphone into a full-fledged Sonos
controller. You simply need to have an Android smartphone connected to your wireless router, and have already set up at
least one Sonos component (PLAY:3, PLAY:5, CONNECT, or CONNECT:AMP). Android smartphones and Sonos components are
sold separately. For help setting up your Sonos system, refer to the documentation included with your Sonos components.
For information on when to use a wireless router with your Sonos system, please visit our Web site at
http://faq.sonos.com/apps.
For a complete list of the latest product documentation, please visit our Web site at www.sonos.com/support/guides.
Note: To use the Sonos Controller for Android Smartphones application, your Android
smartphone must be connected to your wireless network and the Wi-Fi setting must be
turned on. To make changes to your wireless connection, from the Home screen on your
Android smartphone, go to the Settings menu and select the wireless settings options. For
additional help with this step, refer to the manual that accompanied your Android
smartphone.
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Product Guide
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1.
Download the free Sonos application from the application store on your Android phone.
2.
Touch the Sonos
icon, and then follow the prompts to add the Sonos Controller for Android Smartphones
application to your Sonos system.
• If you have a BRIDGE (formerly ZoneBridge), you will be prompted to press and release the Join button on top of the
BRIDGE. The indicator lights flash green and white while the Android smartphone is connecting.
• If you have a DOCK, you will be prompted to press and release the Join button on the back of the DOCK. The indicator
lights flash green and white while the Android smartphone is connecting.
• If you have another Sonos component, you will be prompted to press the Mute and Volume Up buttons on the component simultaneously and then release them as soon as they start to blink (approximately 1 second). The Mute and status indicator lights flash green and white while the Android smartphone is connecting.
If you need assistance while setting up your Sonos system using an Android smartphone, please go to our Web site at
http://faq.sonos.com/acr.
For additional information about the use of your Sonos controller, see "At a Glance" on page 2-1.
Start the music
Simply touch Music on the Sonos controller and make a selection. For more information about your music choices, see
"Managing and Playing Music" on page 4-1.
At a Glance
Now you can use your Android smartphone with Sonos to enjoy the music you love all around your home. Sonos Controller for
Android Smartphones is a free application that turns your Android smartphone into a full-fledged Sonos controller — simply
pick a room, pick a song, and touch Play Now.
Chapter 2
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Navigation
Rooms
Touch
to select a room to play music in, to view the music
selections playing in each room, or to create or modify room groups
to share the same music throughout your house.
Music
Touch Music to browse or select music, and access playlists.
Queue
Touch
to view the tracks in the current queue.
You can also touch Menu button on your Android smartphone to
display the View Queue option.
Scrolling/Browsing
• Selecting: Touch an item to make a selection. For example, touch
a track in the queue to start playing it immediately.
• Dragging: Drag to move an item. For example, drag
to move
a track while editing the queue.
• Scrolling: Drag your finger up or down to scroll through a
displayed list. Flick to scroll quickly. For example, drag or flick
your finger in the queue list to see all of the tracks in the list.
Touch anywhere on the screen to stop scrolling immediately.
Touching to stop scrolling won’t activate anything on the screen.
Information
Touch
to view additional choices or view more information for
a music selection.
Android smartphone controls
Note:
Sonos Controller for Android Smartphones includes options for searching. The Search
key on the Android smartphone is not designed for use with the Sonos Controller for Android
Smartphones.
Menu
Touch the Menu button on your Android smartphone to access
additional items, including options for displaying the Music menu,
Settings menu, Now Playing screen, and queue, and options for
setting an alarm and a sleep timer. The options that are available
depend on the screen that is currently displayed on your Android
smartphone.
Home
Touch the Home button on your Android smartphone to close the
Sonos controller application.
Back
Touch the Back button on your Android smartphone to return to the
previous screen.
Sonos Controller for Android Smartphones
Power/Lock
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Press the Power/Lock button on your Android smartphone to turn
the phone on and off, and to wake it if it has gone to sleep.The
Android smartphone locks automatically if you do not touch the
screen for a minute or two. You can continue to listen to music when
the Android smartphone is asleep or locked.
To awaken your Android smartphone, press the Power/Lock button
and then unlock the phone.
If your Android smartphone locks with the Sonos controller open, it
redisplays the same screen it was on when it locked.
Playback controls
Use the playback controls to control basic playback tasks such as playing, pausing, rewinding, and fast forwarding.
Play / Pause
Toggles between playing and pausing the current track.
Next / Fast Forward
Jumps to the start of the next track in the music queue.
Touch and hold to display the track position slider while you move
forward through the current track.
Previous / Rewind
Jumps to the start of the current track, if you are more than 3
seconds into the track; jumps to the start of the previous track, if you
are less than 3 seconds into the track. Touch and hold to display the
track position slider while you move backward through the current
track.
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From the Now Playing screen, touch anywhere in the area where the track, artist, and album information appears to display
the repeat, shuffle, and crossfade controls, as well as the track position slider.
• Track position slider — Allows you to move quickly backward or forward through the current track by sliding the position slider
• Repeat — Repeats the music queue after the last track has finished
• Crossfade — Fades out the current track while fading in the next track to create a smooth transition between tracks
• Shuffle — Plays the tracks in the music queue in a random order
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Volume control
Volume Control
Slide the volume controls right to increase volume, or left to
decrease volume. If rooms are grouped, you can adjust the volume
across the group by using the volume slide at the bottom of the
screen, or adjust the volume in one room using the individual slides.
If you don’t hear sound coming from your PLAY:5, check to make sure
there are no headphones plugged into the back of the unit.
Note:
You can also control the volume using the volume controls on your Android
smartphone. If rooms are grouped, the volume in all of the rooms is affected.
Mute
Temporarily silences the music in a room (within a group,
automatically mutes the last room where volume controls were
adjusted). Touch to mute, touch again to unmute.
Note: A headphone indicator appears on the Volume screen when headphones are plugged
in to a PLAY:5. If you adjust group volume, the volume for the PLAY:5 with headphones
attached is unaffected.
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Using Headphones
The PLAY:5 has a headphone jack you can use for private listening. The headphone jack is auto detecting — plug in a pair of
headphones and the PLAY:5’s built-in speakers automatically mute. When you unplug the headphones, the speakers
automatically come back on.
When headphones are plugged in, a headphone
indicator is visible on the Volume screen of your Sonos controller. If
you adjust group volume, the volume for the PLAY:5 with headphones attached is unaffected.
1.
Plug a pair of headphones into the headphone jack. (Sonos automatically drops the volume level down to 25%.)
2.
Put on your headphones and increase the volume to a comfortable listening volume.
Caution: Long-term exposure to music played at high volume through headphones can
cause permanent hearing damage.
3.
Remove the headphone jack from the back of the PLAY:5 when you are ready to resume listening through the built-in
speakers.
Note:
If you don’t hear sound coming from your PLAY:5, check to make sure there are no
headphones plugged into the back of the unit.
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Equalization (Sound Settings)
The SONOS PLAY:3, PLAY:5, CONNECT, and CONNECT:AMP ship with the equalization settings preset to provide the optimal
playback experience. If desired, you can change the sound settings (bass, treble, balance, or loudness) to suit your personal
preferences.
Note:
The loudness setting is designed to compensate for normal changes in the ear's
sensitivity at low volumes — you can turn this setting on to boost certain frequencies,
including bass, at low volume.
1.
2.
3.
From the Settings menu, touch Room Settings.
Touch to select a room.
Select Music Equalization, and drag your finger across the sliders to make adjustments.
• Slide controls to the right to increase, left to decrease.
• To change the Loudness setting, touch ON or OFF.
• To change the settings for a Sonos component back to the original default values, touch Reset All.
Clock and Alarms
Setting date and time
1.
2.
From the Settings menu, touch Date & Time Settings.
Choose one of the following options:
• Touch Time Zone, select your time zone from the list, and then touch OK.
• Touch Adjust for Daylight Savings to set it to ON or OFF. When this is on, the time automatically adjusts at daylight savings time.
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• Touch Set Time from Internet, and then select ON or OFF. When this is on, your Sonos system periodically updates the
date and time from the Internet.
• Or, set the date and time manually (Set Time from Internet must be off for this option to be available). Touch Date,
enter the date, and then touch Set. Follow the same process to set the time by selecting Time from the Date & Time
Settings menu.
You can change the date display format by selecting Date Format.
You can change the time display format by selecting Time Format.
Adding an alarm
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Now Playing screen, touch the Menu button.
Touch Alarms.
Touch New Alarm.
Select the desired settings for this alarm, including the alarm time, the room you would like the alarm to play in, the
music source you’d like to play from, the frequency of the alarm, and the volume setting.
Note:
If the music you’ve selected is not available when the alarm goes off (such as an
Internet radio station that has dropped off), your alarm plays the Sonos chime instead.
5.
6.
Touch Advanced to select additional alarm preferences:
• Duration — select the length of time you want the alarm music to play.
• Include Grouped Rooms — if you touch Yes, the alarm plays in the rooms that are linked together when the alarm
goes off (not in the rooms that were linked together at the time the alarm was set).
• Shuffle Music — select On if you want the play mode for the selected alarm music set to shuffle.
Touch Save when you finish choosing the alarm settings.
Deleting an alarm
1.
2.
3.
From the Now Playing screen, touch the Menu button
Touch Alarms.
Select the alarm you wish to delete, and touch Delete.
Setting a sleep timer
1.
2.
3.
From the Now Playing screen, touch the Menu button
Touch Sleep.
Select a sleep timer duration.
The sleep timer duration appears on the Sleep icon.
Turning off the alarm
When the alarm goes off, touch
from the Now Playing screen to turn off the alarm.
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Creating a Stereo Pair
The Stereo Pair setting allows you to group two PLAY:5s or two PLAY:3s in the same room to create a wider stereo experience.
In this configuration, component serves as the left channel and the other serves as the right channel.
Optimum placement information
• When creating a stereo pair, it is best to place the two PLAY:5 or PLAY:3 units 8 to 10 feet away from each other, angled
inward to form a triangle with your favorite listening position.
• Your favorite listening position should be 8 to 12 feet from the units. Less distance increases bass, more distance improves stereo imaging.
Note:
The Stereo Pair setting is for use with PLAY:3s and PLAY:5s only. You can pair two
PLAY:3s or two PLAY:5s. You cannot pair a PLAY:3 with a PLAY:5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
From the Settings menu, touch Room Settings.
Select one of the components you wish to create a stereo pair with.
Touch Create Stereo Pair, and then touch Next.
Touch Select Room and touch the other component you wish to pair.
Touch Next.
Press Mute on the component you wish to become the left channel.
The components automatically connect to form a stereo pair.
Touch Done.
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Separating a stereo pair
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Settings menu, touch Room Settings.
Select the stereo pair you wish to separate (the stereo pair appears with L + R in the name.)
Touch Separate Stereo Pair, and then touch Yes to confirm.
The components appear separately on the Room Settings screen.
Touch Done.
Turning Off the Music System
Your Sonos system is designed to be always on; the system uses minimal electricity whenever it is not playing music. To
quickly stop streaming music in all rooms, you can use the Pause All feature.
• Touch Pause All from the Rooms screen.
Your Sonos components remain off until you touch
to restart each room or group.
Renaming a Sonos Component
If you name a PLAY:3, PLAY:5, CONNECT, CONNECT:AMP, or BRIDGE incorrectly, or if you move it to another room, you can
rename it to suit your preference.
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2.
3.
4.
From the Settings menu, touch Room Settings. If you wish to change the name of a BRIDGE, touch BRIDGE Settings
instead.
Touch to select the room you wish to change.
Touch Room Name.
Choose one of the following options:
• To select an existing name, go to the drop-down list and drag your finger to scroll through the list of names. Touch OK
or touch Cancel to leave the screen without making the change.
• To create a unique room name, touch the current name field to display the keyboard, touch
to erase the current
name and then type a different name. Touch OK or touch Cancel to leave the screen without making the change.
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Turning Off the Status Indicator Light
A constant light displays on the front of a Sonos component (PLAY:3, PLAY:5, CONNECT, CONNECT:AMP, or BRIDGE) to indicate
that the unit is functioning in normal operation. If you have a component located in a bedroom, you may want to turn this
light off so that when the unit is in normal operation, it does not display. However, if the status indicator light begins to flash
amber, please go to http://faq.sonos.com/led for additional information.
1.
2.
3.
From the Settings menu, touch Room Settings. If you wish to turn off a BRIDGE status indicator light, touch BRIDGE
Settings instead.
Touch the room you wish to affect.
Touch White Indicator Light. If the option is set to:
• OFF, the status indicator light remains off during normal operation.
• ON, the status indicator light remains on during normal operation.
Connecting your Controller to SonosNet
You can connect the Sonos Controller for Android Smartphones directly to SonosNet for better wireless range when
controlling your Sonos system.
Note:
Streaming large amounts of data, such as videos, may affect the playback quality of
your Sonos system. For more information, see "Poor quality playback" on page A-1.
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2.
3.
4.
From the Settings menu, touch Advanced Settings.
Touch Connect to SonosNet, and then touch Next.
Touch Allow Connection.
If the option is set to:
• YES, the controller can connect to SonosNet.
• NO, the controller cannot connect to SonosNet.
Touch Done.
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Online Updates
Sonos provides software updates for your music system in order to improve performance and add features. Your Sonos
system must be registered to receive updates. If you have not yet registered, see "System Registration" on page 2-13.
Setting software update preferences
There are two options available:
• Periodically check for updates. When there is a software update available, the Update Now
Music menu.
• Do not check for updates.
1.
2.
icon appears on the
From the Settings menu, touch Advanced Settings.
Select the desired setting for the Auto Check for Updates.
• ON, to periodically check for updates.
• OFF, do not check for updates.
Updating your Sonos components
When there is an update available, the Update Now
icon appears on the Music menu.
• Touch the Update Now icon to begin the update process.
• Your Sonos components will all be updated, as they must carry the same software version number. This process may
take several minutes per component, depending upon your network connection.
• One or more components may need to be updated later if you purchase a new component with a later software version, or if you plug in a component that was not in use when you performed your last software update.
• If you have another Sonos controller, you will be prompted to update it the next time you use it.
Caution:
Do not disconnect power from your Sonos components, or in any way disable your
Sonos system while this process is running. Contact Sonos Customer Support if an error
occurs.
Updating your Sonos controller
After updating your Sonos components, update the Sonos Controller for Android Smartphones application on your Android
smartphone.
• Download the free Sonos application from the application store on your Android phone.
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System Registration
Registering your Sonos system allows you to receive technical support, Sonos software upgrades, and several free music
service trials. At no time is any of your information provided to other companies.
1.
2.
From the Settings menu, touch Advanced Settings.
Touch System Registration, and then follow the prompts to register your Sonos system.
Usage Data
To help us improve our products and services, Sonos would like to collect usage data about how you use your Sonos system.
We will never provide any of this information to third parties. To learn more, go to our Web site at
www.sonos.com/legal/usage-data.
During setup, you will be asked to allow Sonos to collect usage data. You can change your mind anytime by following these
steps:
1.
From the Settings menu, touch Advanced Settings -> Usage Data.
2.
Select ON or OFF.
Managing Rooms
Sonos lets you enjoy music in up to 32 rooms, inside or out. You can group rooms together to play the same song in every
room, or you can listen to different songs in every room. This means you can group the kitchen and the patio together while
you’re barbecuing, link all the rooms in the house together for a party, or leave all the rooms ungrouped and let the kids can
enjoy rap in their rooms while you listen to jazz in your office.
Use the Rooms screen to:
• Select a room to play some music in
• See the music that’s currently playing in every room
• Group rooms together to play the same music in synchrony
• Drop a room from a group
Music continues to play while you browse. The currently selected room displays at the top of your screen, and the music you
choose will play in that room.
Grouping Rooms
Any number of rooms can be grouped together to play the same music in synchrony.
• You can group or ungroup rooms while the music is playing.
• You can group all the Sonos components in your house with one touch by selecting Select All for party mode.
• You can group rooms first and then select the music you want to play, or you can add room(s) to a room where music
is already playing. Any rooms you link will automatically drop their current music queue and begin to play the music
from the selected room.
• If you want to be able to play a music queue later, save that queue as a Sonos playlist before you link the rooms. See
"Sonos Playlists" on page 4-13 for more information.
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Touch
to display the Rooms screen.
Touch Group to the right of the room you want to group with other rooms.
Check the rooms you would like to add to this group, and then touch OK.
If you want to join all the rooms in your house to this music queue, touch Select All from the Group Rooms screen. All of
your Sonos components will then play the same music in synchrony until you drop rooms from the group.
Ungrouping Rooms
1.
2.
3.
Touch
to display the Rooms screen.
Touch Group to the right of the group you want to change.
Uncheck the room(s) you want to remove from the group, and then touch OK.
The rooms you remove from the group stop playing music. The other rooms in the group continue unaffected.
Managing and Playing Music
Available Music Sources
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Library (shared folders on your home network)
Music services
Sonos playlists (music queues you have saved for future playback)
Radio (Internet radio stations, radio shows, or podcasts)
Docked iPods
Line-in (connect an external audio source like an Apple® AirPlay® device, CD player, TV, MP3 player or more to a Sonos
component via line-in and stream the audio to any or all Sonos components around your house)
What is your music library?
Your music library includes digital music located anywhere on your home network such as:
• shared folders on your computer
• shared folders on another computer in your network
• Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices
You can browse your music library in various ways. You can enter search criteria to quickly find a particular music selection, or
you can browse through a category hierarchy to make music selections.
Note:
If a computer on your network is turned off or is in standby mode, the music folders on
that computer are unavailable to the Sonos system until the computer is turned back on.
Your choices include:
• Artists
• Albums
• Composers
• Genres
• Tracks
• Imported playlists
• Search
• Folders
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What is a music queue?
When you make music selections, they are added to a list of tracks called a music queue. You can create a different music
queue for each room in your house, or you can create a group and play the same music across multiple rooms. A play
indicator appears to the left of the track currently playing in the music queue. When the current track ends, the next track in
the queue starts to play, and play continues down through the list until the queue is completed. When you add selections to
a queue, you can choose to play them now, play them next, add them to the end of the queue, or play them now and clear the
queue of previous music selections.
What is a music service?
A music service is an online music store or online service that sells audio on a per-song, per-audiobook, or subscription basis.
What is a Sonos playlist?
A Sonos playlist is a music queue you create and then save for future listening. For example, you might want to create a jazz
playlist, a party playlist, or an easy listening playlist.
What is radio?
Internet radio stations and radio shows are broadcasts provided by 3rd parties via the Internet. You can choose from
thousands of radio stations and radio shows from around the globe, including archived shows and podcasts. You can also add
your own favorite stations if they use streaming MP3 or WMA formats (not every radio station provides streams).
What is Line-in?
You can connect an external line-in source such as a CD player, portable music player, or television to your Sonos system, and
this audio can be streamed to any Sonos components (PLAY:5, CONNECT, or CONECT:AMP) in your house.
Managing Your Music Library
The Sonos system can play music from any computer or Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device on your home network
where you have shared music folders (music shares). During the setup process, you are guided through the process of
accessing these shared music folders. Over time, you may wish to add or remove music folders from this list.
Sonos is designed to work with large music collections. Music folders are indexed so you can view you music by categories—
you can index approximately 65,000 tracks to the Sonos library. If the metadata in your files contains lengthy artist, track, or
album names, your music index may fill up more quickly. For additional information, go to
http://faq.sonos.com/musicindex.
• You can add or remove the shared folders Sonos accesses music from at any time. You may need to make changes if
you add a computer to your home network, or if you move shared folders from one location to another.
• If you add new music to a folder that is already indexed, simply update your music index to add this music to your library.
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• To play music from imported playlists, drop the playlist file .PLS, .M3U or .WPL into the same music folder that you have
shared to the Sonos system, update your music index, and the custom playlists appears when you select Imported
Playlists from the Music Library menu.
Music library setup
Viewing shared folders
From the Settings menu, select Manage Music Library -> Music Library Setup.
The shared music folders that are currently accessible to your Sonos system are displayed. (If a computer on your network is
turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, the music on that computer will be unavailable to the Sonos system until the
computer is turned back on.)
Adding a shared folder
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2.
3.
From the Settings menu, touch Manage Music Library -> Music Library Setup.
Touch Add New Share.
Choose one of the following options:
• Touch
to search for shared folders on your network that your music system is not currently accessing. Touch to
select a share from the list. If prompted, type a login and password, and then touch OK.
• Touch \\Computer\share to add a new share that is not currently displayed as an option.
• Type the path for the shared folder (example: \\computer\sharename, where computer is the network name for
your computer or NAS device, and sharename is the name of the top level shared folder, such as \\linkstation\music_share.) If prompted, type a login and password.
Stop accessing a shared folder
1.
From the Settings menu, touch Manage Music Library -> Music Library Setup.
The shared music folders that are currently accessible to your Sonos system are displayed.
2. Touch the folder you wish to stop using, and touch Remove Share.
Your music folder remains untouched on your computer, but you can no longer access it from the Sonos system.
Updating the music index
During the setup process, all of your available music folders are indexed for easy selection. If you add new music to a folder
that is already indexed, simply update your music index to add the new music to your Sonos music library.
1.
2.
From the Settings menu, touch Manage Music Library.
Touch Update Music Index Now, and then touch Scan Now.
Scheduling automatic updates
1.
From the Settings menu, touch Manage Music Library.
2. Touch Schedule Music Index Updates so it is set to ON.
3. Touch Music Index Update Time, and select the time you would like your music index to update each day.
To turn off automatic music index updates, set Schedule Music Index Update to OFF.
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Contributing artists
Contributing Artists are those who appear on individual tracks within an album, including those on a compilation or
soundtrack album. You can set your preferences to show or hide these individual artists within a Contributing Artists view.
1.
From the Settings menu, touch Manage Music Library.
2. To change the View Contributing Artists setting, touch ON or OFF.
The View Contributing Artists preference setting you select applies only to this controller. If you have another Sonos
controller, you can select a different contributing artist view for it.
Selecting from a Music Library
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2.
From the Rooms screen, select the room you want to play music in.
Touch Music Library.
Note:
The music you select plays in the room or group that is currently showing at the top of
your display.
3.
Touch a selection to drill down through the menus (dragging and/or flicking with your finger to browse a list), until you
find the desired selection. You can select all songs by an artist, all songs on an album, all songs in a genre, or drill down
to select individual tracks.
4. Select the desired action:
• Play Now — stops playing the current selection (if one is playing) to play this selection
• Play Next — plays the selection next
• Replace Queue — plays the selection now and clears the current queue of previous music selections
• Add to Queue — places the selection at the end of the music queue
• Information — displays additional options, such as viewing information about the artist or album
If you’ve created Sonos playlists (saved queues), you can play them anytime by selecting Sonos Playlists from the Music
menu. For more information, see "Sonos Playlists" on page 4-13.
Note:
If you have uncompressed WAV or AIFF files in your music collection, they may only be
available for browsing and/or selection via Tracks or Folders, as uncompressed files may not
contain detailed information such as artist, title and genre.
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Power Scrolling
When scrolling through a long list, you can go to any letter in the alphabet to make browsing faster.
1.
Drag your finger to scroll.
2.
A scroll button appears.
Drag the scroll button to move quickly selections.
3.
Touch the Back button to return to the previous music selection screen.
Searching
Use the Search feature to look for music selections within the Music Library, Radio, and any services that support search. You
can search by entering text using the keyboard, or by using the voice recognition feature on your Android smartphone.
Note:
Sonos Controller for Android Smartphones includes options for searching. The Search
key on the Android smartphone is not implemented.
Keyboard search
1.
2.
From the Music menu, touch the music source your want to search.
Touch Search, and then select your search criteria (the criteria that are available depend on whether you are searching
the Music Library, Radio, or a music service). If you have a slide-out keyboard, the Sonos controller switches to landscape
view when you slide the keyboard out.
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3.
Type a full or partial name.
As you type, a list of search results displays.
4.
Touch the desired item from the search results list. If you do not see the item you want in the list of search results, touch
and try again.
Voice recognition search
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2.
3.
4.
From the Music menu, touch the music source your want to search.
Touch Search, and then select your search criteria (the criteria that are available depend on whether you are searching
the Music Library, Radio, or a music service).
Touch
.
A message prompts you to speak.
Say the name of the item you want to find, for example, say the name of an artist.
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A list of search results displays.
5.
Touch an item from the search results list. If you do not see the item you want in the list of search results, touch
and try again,
Music Library Preferences
Sort folders by preference
You can set the sorting preference for music folders that are accessible from your music library. You can choose to sort by:
• Track name
• Track number
• Filename
1.
2.
From the Settings menu, touch Manage Music Library -> Sort Folders By.
Select your sort order preference (track name, track number or file name.)
Compilation albums
If your music collection contains compilations and soundtracks, you may want to group these songs together in your music
library instead of viewing them by individual artist. This means that any artists that appear solely on compilations will not
appear in your Artists list.
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Group using iTunes compilations
iTunes normally organizes your iTunes Music folder as [Artist]/[Album]/[Track name]. iTunes has a feature that allows you to
group your compilations albums together. This will organize your compilations and soundtrack albums as [Compilations]/
[Album]/[Track name].
Within iTunes:
1.
Mark individual tracks as being part of compilations by highlighting the track and then selecting File -> Get Info.
2. Check the Part of a compilation checkbox.
3. From iTunes Preferences, check the Group Compilations When Browsing checkbox. This will group the tracks you’ve
marked as compilations.
Within Sonos:
You can organize your Sonos music library to use this iTunes compilation view.
1.
2.
From the Settings menu, touch Manage Music Library -> Compilation Albums.
Select Use iTunes Compilations.
Group using AlbumArtists
Windows Media Player, as well as some other players, use the Album Artist category to group compilations and soundtrack
albums (the Album Artist is the person, group or composer the album would be filed under in a store.)
You can organize your Sonos music library to use the AlbumArtist compilation view.
Do not group compilations
If you choose not to group compilation albums, the individual artists will display within your Artists view.
1.
2.
From the Settings menu, touch Manage Music Library -> Compilation Albums.
Select Do not group compilations.
Imported playlists
The Sonos system is compatible with iTunes playlists (including Genius Mixes) as well as M3U, WPL and PLS playlist files
created with third-party software (for example, iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media Player, and so on).
The Sonos system does not change music or playlist files created by other applications; these files are always treated as
“read-only.”
M3U, WPL and PLS support
Select Music Library -> Imported Playlists from the Music menu.
If your playlists are not visible, they are probably not located in a folder you currently have shared to the Sonos system. Move
the playlist file .PLS, .M3U or .WPL into the same music folder that you have shared to the Sonos system, update your music
index, and the custom playlists appear when you select Imported Playlists from your music library. See "Managing Your
Music Library" on page 4-2 for additional information.
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iTunes support
Select Imported Playlists from the Music Library.
iTunes playlists are automatically imported into the Imported Playlists menu as long as your 'iTunes Music Library.xml' file is
shared along with your music to the Sonos system. For typical iTunes installations, this file is located in the iTunes folder.
When you make changes to your iTunes playlist(s), exit iTunes, and then update your Sonos music index to see the changes.
For additional information, browse our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages or forums at www.sonos.com/support.
Sharing your Sonos experience
You can let your friends and followers know what you’re listening to on Sonos by sending an e-mail, updating your Twitter
status, and so on. You can choose from a list of messages that include the name of the artist and track you're listening to, or
you can type your own message.
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2.
3.
4.
From the Now Playing screen, touch the Menu button.
Touch Share.
Touch to select a default message.
Select how you want to share your Sonos experience (Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, etc.).
Managing the Music Queue
Once you have added tracks to a queue, you can make changes to the music queue using the queue controls. Sonos playlists
are music queues you create and save for future listening. For more information, see "Sonos Playlists" on page 4-13.
Removing a track from the queue
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Touch
at the bottom of the Now Playing screen to display the music queue.
Touch Edit.
Flick through the list to locate the track you want to remove from the queue.
Touch
to the left of the track.
The song disappears from the queue list.
Touch Done, and then touch Close.
Moving a track within the queue
1.
2.
3.
Touch
at the bottom of the Now Playing screen to display the music queue.
Touch Edit.
Flick through the list to locate the track you want to move.
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5.
6.
Touch and hold
to the right of the track.
Drag the track to a new location in the queue, and then let go.
Touch Done, and then touch Close.
Clearing the music queue
1.
Touch
at the bottom of the Now Playing screen to display the music queue.
2. Touch Clear.
3. Touch Clear to verify your selection.
This clears the entire queue in the selected room and the music stops playing.
Saving a queue as a Sonos playlist
1.
Touch
to display the current music queue.
2. Touch Save.
3. Choose one of the following options:
• Save over an existing playlist by selecting a playlist from Select from Playlists, and then touch OK.
• Touch Sonos Playlist Name, use the keyboard to type a unique name, touch Done, and then OK.
You can access these playlists anytime by selecting Sonos Playlists from the Music menu.
Changing the play mode
1.
2.
3.
4.
Display the Now Playing screen.
Touch anywhere in the area where the track, artist, and album information appears to display the shuffle, repeat, and
crossfade controls, as well as the track progress bar.
Touch the controls to change the play mode.
Repeat
Repeats the music queue after the last
track has finished.
Crossfade
Fades out the current track while fading
in the next track to create a smooth
transition between tracks.
Shuffle
Plays the tracks in the music queue in a
random order.
The play mode indicators brighten white while activated.
Touch Close to close the play mode controls.
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Viewing large album art
From the Now Playing screen, touch the album art to enlarge it.
Music Services
A music service is an online music store or online service that sells audio on a per-song, per-audiobook, or subscription basis.
Sonos is compatible with several music services — for the latest list of compatible music services, visit our Web site at
www.sonos.com/howitworks/music/partners/default.aspx.
For information on using a specific music service, go to http://faq.sonos.com/musicservices.
Some music services may not be available in your country. Please check the individual music service’s Web site for more
information.
To activate any of the free music service trials that are included with your Sonos system, your Sonos system must be
registered. If you have not yet registered, go to "System Registration" on page 2-13 for help with this step.
Touch Music to see the music services.
If you don’t currently have a music service enabled, touch More Music to see additional audio services available for use with
the Sonos system.
Activating a music trial
Free music service trials are available in some countries. (Please check the individual music service’s Web site for more
information.) If there is a music service trial available on your controller, simply follow the steps below to activate it. After the
trial period is up, you need to subscribe to the music service to keep the music playing.
1.
From the Music menu, touch More Music.
2.
Select the music trial you would like to activate.
Follow the on-screen prompts to start your trial.
3.
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After the trial expires
If you want to subscribe to a music service after your free trial expires, go to the music service’s Web site to sign up. Once you
become a subscriber, simply update Sonos with your membership information (steps below) and you’ll have instant access
to the music service from your Sonos system.
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Music menu, touch the music service you just subscribed to (such as Rhapsody, Spotify or SiriusXM).
Touch Subscribe, and then touch Next.
If prompted to merge the music from your free trial account, select one of the following:
• Merge if you want to merge the music from the trial with your new account
• Don’t Merge if you do not want to save the music from your free trial
Type your music service login and password, and then touch Done.
As soon as your credentials are verified, the music service will appear on the Music menu.
Adding a compatible music service
If you are currently subscribed to a music service that’s compatible with Sonos, simply add your music service login and
password information (as needed) to Sonos and you’ll have instant access to the music service from your Sonos system. To
see the latest list of compatible music services, go to www.sonos.com/howitworks/music/partners/default.aspx.
(If you have not yet subscribed to a music service, first go to the music service’s Web site to sign up. Once you become a
subscriber, simply follow the steps below to add your account information to Sonos.)
1.
From the Music menu, touch More Music.
2. Touch to select the Sonos-compatible music service you would like to add.
3. Touch I already have an account.
4. Type your music service login and password, and then touch Done.
Your login and password will be verified with the music service. Once your credentials have been verified, you’ll have instant
access to the music service — it will appear as an option on the Music menu.
Your music service password
If you want to change the password for a music service you subscribe to, such as Spotify, Rhapsody, or SiriusXM, you must
first change the password with your music service provider.
Go to your music service provider’s Web site, and change your password in the account settings. Once you've changed your
password there, update your Sonos system:
1.
2.
From the Settings menu, touch Manage Services -> My Services.
Touch to select the music service you wish to update.
3.
Touch Change Password.
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Use the keyboard to type the new password, and then touch Next.
Note:
If you don’t change your password with the music service first, it won’t work on your
Sonos system.
Removing a music service trial
When a music service trial expires, you may wish to remove the expired trial from your Sonos system.
1.
2.
3.
From the Settings menu, touch Manage Services -> My Services.
Touch to select the music service you wish to update.
Touch Remove Trial.
Windows Media Player
When media sharing is turned on, Sonos can play all the music in your WMP library.
Displaying Windows Media Servers on Sonos
• From the Settings menu, touch Advanced Settings -> Show Media Servers.
If Show Media Servers was set to OFF, it is now ON; if Show Media Servers was set to ON, it is now OFF.
For additional information, browse our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages or forums at www.sonos.com/support.
Selecting music
Once you turn on the display of Windows Media Servers, your media servers appear in the Music menu. Music selection
choices include:
• Artists
• Contributing Artists
• Albums
• Composers
• Genres
• Tracks
• Playlists
Sonos Playlists
Sonos playlists are music queues you create and save for future listening. For example, you might want to create a jazz
playlist, a party playlist, or an easy listening playlist.
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Creating a Sonos playlist
1.
2.
Touch
to display the current music queue.
Touch Save.
3.
Choose one of the following options:
• Save over an existing playlist by selecting a playlist from Select from Playlists, and then touch OK.
• Touch Sonos Playlist Name, use the keyboard to type a unique name, touch Done, and then OK.
You can access these playlists anytime by selecting Sonos Playlists from the Music menu.
Playing a Sonos playlist
1.
From the Music menu, touch Sonos Playlists.
2.
Touch the playlist you want to play.
Do one of the following:
• Touch All Tracks.
• Touch to select a specific track in a playlist.
Choose one of the following:
• Play Now — stops playing the current selection (if one is playing) to play this selection
• Play Next — plays the selection next if there’s music in the queue
• Replace Queue — plays the selection now and clears the current queue of previous music selections
• Add to Queue — places the selection at the end of the music queue
• Information — displays options for adding/deleting a track from your library and displaying album and artist information
3.
4.
Deleting a Sonos playlist
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2.
3.
4.
From the Music menu, touch Sonos Playlists.
Touch Edit.
Select a playlist, and then touch Delete Playlist.
Touch Delete, and then Done.
Renaming a Sonos playlist
1.
3.
From the Music menu, touch Sonos Playlists.
Touch Edit.
Select a playlist, and then touch Rename Playlist.
4.
Touch
2.
to erase the current name.
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6.
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Use the keyboard to type a new name for the playlist, and then touch OK.
Touch Done.
Docked iPods
The SONOS DOCK allows you to play music stored on your docked iPod or iPhone in any or every room of your home, all
perfectly synchronized. You can select music directly from your device when it is seated in the DOCK (autoplay mode), or you
can use any Sonos controller to make music selections and control playback (accessory mode).
The DOCK is compatible with:
• iPod touch (1st, 2nd and 3rd generation)
• iPod classic
• iPod nano (3rd, 4th and 5th generation)
• iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone
1.
2.
3.
4.
Place a compatible device in the DOCK.
Select Docked iPods from the Music menu.
Select the device you want to play back.
Choose one of the following options:
• Touch Play Now to begin playback.
• Touch Browse to search for music selections.
Line-in
You can connect an external audio source like an Apple® AirPlay® device, CD player, TV, MP3 player or more to a Sonos
component (PLAY:5, CONNECT, or CONNECT:AMP) via line-in and stream the audio to any or all Sonos components around your
house. So, go ahead:
• Connect an Apple AirPlay device such as AirPort Express® via line-in and play music wirelessly from your iPhone®, iPad™
or iPod touch® in any or every room of the home.
• Connect an external audio source like a CD player via line-in and listen to the CDs you haven’t had time to rip yet.
• Connect your TV to a PLAY:5, CONNECT, or CONNECT:AMP and listen to the big game on the patio while cooking on the
grill.
Note:
You can listen to music from the external device in any room, and use the Sonos system to control the volume settings. However you must control the playback (forward, pause,
etc.) from the line-in source.
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Connecting an AirPort Express to your Sonos system
1.
Connect the AirPort Express to your PLAY:5 (or other Sonos component with an Audio In connection):
• Connect the 3.5mm audio cable (supplied with the PLAY:5) to the Analog Audio In connector from the back of your
PLAY:5 to the Line-out connector on the AirPort Express. (If you are connecting to a different Sonos component, you
can use a standard RCA audio cable.)
• Connect an Ethernet cable from the Ethernet port on the AirPort Express to an Ethernet port on your PLAY:5.
• Plug the AirPort Express into a power outlet.
2.
Install AirPort Utility from the CD included with your Airport Express.
If you need help with this step, you can go to http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/features/utility.html.
3.
Open AirPort Utility and follow the on-screen instructions to configure your AirPort Express.
During the setup process, be sure to update the following settings:
• Type Sonos as the AirPort Express Name.
• Select I want AirPort Express to join my current network.
• Select I want to disable the wireless network on this AirPort Express and connect it to my computer or network
using Ethernet.
After your AirPort Express is configured, use Sonos Controller for Android Smartphones to select Room Settings from the
Settings menu.
4.
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5.
Select the Sonos component your AirPort Express is connected to, and touch Line-In to update the following settings:
• Line-In Source Name: Select AirPlay Device.
• Line-In Source Level: A default (typical) line-in source level is automatically assigned based upon the source
name. (If the volume sounds too low, you can select a higher line level. You may experience clipping at higher volume levels if you set the level too high.)
• Autoplay Room: Select the room you want your AirPlay device to play in whenever it’s connected to Sonos. You can
also select Include Grouped Rooms so that any rooms grouped with the autoplay room will play the same music.
• Use Autoplay Volume. Set Use Autoplay Volume to Yes if you intend to use your AirPlay device to adjust the volume in the autoplay room. Use the slider to set a default volume for the autoplay room whenever the AirPlay device
is connected.
Now you’re ready to use AirPlay — simply tap the AirPlay icon on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or in iTunes and select Sonos.
For more information about setting up an AirPlay device with Sonos, go to http://faq.sonos.com/airplay.
Connecting a portable player to your Sonos system
1.
2.
Using a 1/8 inch mini-stereo to RCA audio cable, plug the mini-stereo end into the portable device and the RCA end into
the Audio In connection on the Sonos component. The device will automatically be detected and displayed on the Sonos
controller.
Choose one of the following options:
• To play music from this line-in source, select Line-in from the Music menu, select the room the device is connected to,
and touch Play Now.
• To change the settings for this line-in source, select Room Settings from the Settings menu.
Select the Sonos component this device is connected to, and then touch Line-In.
• Line-In Source Name: Select a component name from the list.
• Line-In Source Level: A default (typical) line-in source level is automatically assigned based upon the source
name. (If the volume sounds too low, you can select a higher line level. You may experience clipping at higher volume levels if you set the level too high.)
• Autoplay Room: Select the room you want your line-in source to play in whenever it’s connected to Sonos. You can
also select Include Grouped Rooms so that any rooms grouped with the autoplay room will play the same music.
• Use Autoplay Volume. Set Use Autoplay Volume to Yes if you intend to use your MP3 player to adjust the volume
in the autoplay room. Use the slider to set a default volume for the autoplay room whenever the MP3 player is connected.
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Connecting another line-in source to your Sonos system
1.
Connect the audio line-in cable provided with your Sonos component (or a standard RCA cable) from the audio out
connection(s) on the external source to the analog Audio In connection(s) on the back of your Sonos component. The
source device will automatically be detected and displayed on the Sonos controller.
2.
Choose one of the following options:
• To play music from this line-in source, select Line-in from the Music menu, select the room the device is connected to,
and touch Play Now.
• To change the settings for this line-in source, select Room Settings from the Settings menu.
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Select the Sonos component this device is connected to, and then touch Line-In.
• Line-In Source Name: Select a component name from the list.
• Line-In Source Level: A default (typical) line-in source level is automatically assigned based upon the source
name. (If the volume sounds too low, you can select a higher line level. You may experience clipping at higher volume levels if you set the level too high.)
• Autoplay Room: Select the room you want your line-in source to play in whenever it’s connected to Sonos. You can
also select Include Grouped Rooms so that any rooms grouped with the autoplay room will play the same music.
• Use Autoplay Volume. Set Use Autoplay Volume to Yes if you intend to use your line-in device to adjust the volume
in the autoplay room. Use the slider to set a default volume for the autoplay room whenever the line-in device is
connected.
Changing the audio compression setting
Your Sonos system defaults to automatic in order to provide the optimal playback experience. Sonos recommends you do not
change this default. However, if you decide to make a change, we recommend the following usage guidelines:
Use Uncompressed if:
• You want optimal performance with home theaters.
• You want to produce the highest quality sound for your Sonos system (this selection requires more network bandwidth
than compressed audio.)
Use Compressed if:
• You are connecting more than 4 rooms wirelessly.
• You are in an environment with heavy wireless interference and are experiencing dropouts.
1.
2.
3.
From the Settings menu, touch Advanced Settings.
Touch Audio Compression.
Select Compressed or Uncompressed from the list.
Line-out
You can easily connect your home theater, stereo, or powered speakers to a CONNECT. Depending on the model, you can use
analog or digital audio outputs to connect to an external amplifier. The SONOS CONNECT has both digital and analog outputs,
while the ZonePlayer 100 has analog outputs. The SONOS CONNECT:AMP is not designed with audio outputs.
For instructions on connecting a device, see the documentation included with your Sonos component. Also, go to
http://faq.sonos.com/lineout.
For additional information on connecting audio devices, go to our Web site at http://faq.sonos.com/cables.
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Controlling the volume from your home theater
Set the line-out level on this Sonos component to Fixed:
• From the Settings menu, select Room Settings. Touch to select the Sonos component attached to your home theater,
select Line-Out Level, and choose Fixed.
Note:
When the line-out level on your Sonos component is Fixed, you cannot adjust the volume or the equalization settings using your Sonos controller.
Controlling the volume from your Sonos system
1.
2.
3.
4.
Adjust your home theater or other audio device's volume to typical listening volume.
Select Room Settings from the Settings menu. Touch to select the Sonos component attached to your home theater,
select Line-Out Level, and choose Variable.
Adjust the volume on your Sonos system so you can hear music. This may be at the high end of the volume scale.
If desired, you can readjust the volume on your home theater system so that the volume range for the controller falls
within your typical listening range.
Radio
Sonos includes a radio guide that provides access to thousands of free Internet radio stations and broadcast programs. You
can easily find radio from all over the world — music, news, and variety programming, including archived shows and
podcasts.
• If you have a music service enabled on your computer, you can additionally select Internet radio stations from your music service.
• Sonos currently supports MP3 and WMA streaming audio formats.
• If you can’t find your favorite radio station or show, go to http://faq.sonos.com.
Selecting a radio station
1.
2.
From the Music menu, touch Radio.
Choose one of the following options:
• Select a radio station, radio show, or podcast from your Favorites folder (these are stations or shows you have previously saved as Favorites). If you want to add a selected radio station to your Favorite Stations list while browsing, touch
Information -> Add station to Favorites.
• Search for a radio station, radio show or podcast. Touch Search and then select a category (Stations, Shows, or Hosts).
Enter your search criteria (full or partial).
• Select a radio station from Local Radio (these are radio stations located in your local area. To set up a local radio location, see "Setting up or changing a local radio location" on page 4-21.
• Select a radio station or radio show by category (such as Music, Talk, or Location). Select a category, and then drag your
finger across the screen to browse through the list.
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Setting up or changing a local radio location
Selecting a local radio location will give you easy access to local radio stations in that city. There are two ways you can set
your location:
• by entering a zip code (U.S. only)
• by selecting a city
1.
2.
3.
From the Music menu, touch Radio.
Touch Local Radio -> Change Location.
Choose one of the following options:
• Select Enter ZIP Code as your search criteria and then use the keyboard to enter a ZIP code.
• Or, select Pick a City as your search criteria, and then use your finger to browse the list and make a selection.
Adding a station or show to your Favorites list
When you add a radio station or show to your Favorites list, it is duplicated in one of the Favorites lists (Radio Stations or
Radio Shows), not moved from the original radio list.
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Music menu, touch Radio.
Browse to find a radio station or radio show.
Touch Information.
Touch Add station to Favorites.
You can also add a station by touching
when the station is playing and then touching Add station to Favorites.
Deleting a station or show from your Favorites list
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
From the Music menu, touch Radio.
Touch Favorites, and select the Radio Stations or Radio Shows.
Select the radio station or radio show you want to delete.
Touch Information.
Touch Remove station from Favorites.
Tips and Troubleshooting
Basic Troubleshooting
Warning: Under no circumstances should the product be repaired by anyone other than an
authorized Sonos repair center, as this will invalidate the warranty. Please contact Sonos
Customer Support for an authorized repair center in your area. Do not open the system as
there is a risk of electric shock.
If a problem occurs, you can try the solutions listed in the troubleshooting section. If you are unable to remedy the problem,
please contact the Sonos Customer Support team and we’ll be happy to help.
• Web site
• Visit our Web site at www.sonos.com/support.
There you can visit our Forums, browse our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages, or request assistance.
• Email: [email protected]
• Text-Chat and Phone: www.sonos.com/support/contact
Not all rooms are visible
You are probably experiencing wireless interference. Change the wireless channel your Sonos system is operating on by
following the steps below.
1. From the Settings menu, touch Advanced Settings, and then Wireless Channel.
2. Choose another wireless channel from the list.
It may take several seconds for the switch to take effect. If you have music playing, a short music dropout may occur during
the wireless channel change.
Poor quality playback
If you notice problems with playback quality it may be because you are streaming large amounts of data, such as video, to an
Android device that is connected to SonosNet. Try removing the devices from SonosNet to see if the playback quality
improves.
Remove a single Android device from SonosNet
1. From the Settings menu, touch Advanced Settings.
2. Touch Connect to SonosNet, and then touch Next.
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3. Touch Allow Connection.
If the option is set to:
• YES, the controller can connect to SonosNet.
• NO, the controller cannot connect to SonosNet.
4. Touch Done.
Remove all of your Android devices from SonosNet:
• Select Reset SonosNet Key -> Reset.
The Android devices will connect through the wireless networks that are available to them. If you want the controllers to
connect to SonosNet again, simply add them back one at a time. For help with this step, see "Connecting your Controller to
SonosNet" on page 2-11.
Support Diagnostics
Support Diagnostics should only be accessed if you are talking with a Sonos Customer Support representative. (To find the
correct telephone number for your country, go to www.sonos.com/support/contact.)
For general Sonos support information, go to www.sonos.com/support.
1. From the Settings menu, touch Advanced Settings.
2. Touch Submit Diagnostics and follow the on-screen prompts.
Can’t Find What You’re Looking For?
If you can’t find the answer to your question in our documentation, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages
at www.sonos.com/support.
Or, ask us a question at http://faq.sonos.com/ask.
Index
A
D
activate music trial 4-11
add
alarm 2-8
compatible music service 4-12
last.fm account 4-12
Sonos component 1-1
Sonos playlist 4-14
to Favorites, radio 4-20
additional help A-2
adjust sound settings 2-7
alarm
add 2-8
delete 2-8
album art, large 4-11
albumartist 4-8
ask a question A-2
audio compression setting 4-19
automatic updates, music index 4-3
date, set 2-7
delete
from favorites, radio 4-21
music service trial 4-13
Sonos playlist 4-14
diagnostics A-2
docked
iPhone 4-15
iPod 4-15
E
equalization 2-7
expired trial, delete 4-13
external audio source 4-15
F
folders, sort by 4-7
G
B
Back button 2-2
balance control 2-7
browse music library 4-4
group
all rooms 3-1
rooms 3-1
group compilations 4-7
iTunes 4-8
C
change
music service password 4-12
play mode 4-10
clear queue 4-10
compilations 4-7
connect
device to line-out 4-19
external source 4-15
contributing artists 4-4
create, Sonos playlist 4-10, 4-13
crossfade 4-10
H
Home button 2-2
home theater, connect to 4-19
I
imported playlists 4-8
include grouped rooms 2-8
index music 4-3
Internet radio 4-20
iPod
connect to Sonos component 4-15
docked 4-15
I-2
iTunes 4-8
iTunes compilations 4-8
K
keyboard search 4-5
L
large album art 4-11
last.FM 4-12
library size 4-2
light
sleep 2-3
turn off 2-11
line-in
change name 4-15
music source 4-15
line-out 4-19
level 4-20
local radio location 4-21
M
M3U 4-8
manage music queue 4-9
Menu button 2-2
metadata 4-4
move track 4-9
MP3 player, connect to Sonos component 4-15
music 2-2
index 4-2, 4-9
library 4-1
mute 2-5
queue 4-2
service 4-11
service trial, delete 4-13
service, add 4-12
trial, activate 4-11
mute 2-5
N
need help A-2
new alarm 2-8
next 2-3
Now Playing screen, large album art 4-11
P
password, music service 4-12
Product Guide
pause all 2-10
play mode 4-10
playlist
create 4-13
imported 4-8
save queue as 4-10
PLS 4-8
Power/Lock button 2-3
previous 2-3
Q
queue 4-2
save as playlist 4-10
R
radio 4-20
change local location 4-21
search 4-20
remove track 4-9
rename
Sonos component 2-10
Sonos playlist 4-14
reorder queue 4-9
repeat 4-10
S
schedule music index updates 4-3
search 4-5
radio 4-20
using a keyboard 4-5
using voice recognition 4-6
select
music, Windows Media Player 4-13
radio station 4-20
set
date and time 2-7
sleep timer 2-8
shuffle 4-10
sleep timer 2-8
software updates 2-11, 2-12, A-1
Sonos playlist, create 4-10, 4-13
sort by preference 4-7
status indicator, turn off 2-11
stereo pair
create 2-9
separate 2-9
Index
stop music 2-10
stream external audio 4-15
support diagnostics A-2
system registration 2-13
T
time, set 2-7
troubleshooting A-1
turn off
indicator light 2-11
music system 2-10
turn off automatic music index updates 4-3
TV, connect using line-in 4-15
Twitter 4-9
U
ungroup rooms 3-2
upgrade software 2-11, 2-12, A-1
using Windows Media Player 4-13
V
view, compilation albums 4-7
voice recognition search 4-6
volume control
home theater 4-20
line-out 4-20
W
WAV metadata 4-4
Windows Media Player 4-13
WPL 4-8
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