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  • PSA: BBC sounds now on Sonos
  • Caher
    Full Member

    Just discovered this today. Handy as I don’t have use a third party podcast agent.
    Listening to Mark Steel.

    franksinatra
    Full Member

    Thats nice, I thought I’d try it. But, again, my app says unable to connect to Sonos.
    Every bloody time.

    I now need to spend ten minutes powering off and on, trying to connect, trailing an Ethernet cable between Sonos and router. It really is a dreadful system.

    Caher
    Full Member

    Odd, I’ve never had any issues and moved a couple of times. I once had to change the channel to bypass interference but no issues since.

    docrobster
    Full Member

    Eh? I don’t get this…
    I have some sonos bits. A sonos one and some older stuff
    Smart phone with sounds app on. Connect to the sonos one via airplay. Easy peasy.
    Is the issue trying to do it through the sonos app? I only use that for the legacy kit (zone player, zone amp. The zone amp is generally in a group with the S1 so plays the same)
    Or is the above not possible on an android device?

    Caher
    Full Member

    My app is on Android.

    docrobster
    Full Member

    So it’s the ability to do it through the sonos app that is new?
    I get it now… I tend not to use it much and just airplay Spotify from the dedicated app or just ask Alexa to put the radio on.

    footflaps
    Full Member

    I now need to spend ten minutes powering off and on, trying to connect, trailing an Ethernet cable between Sonos and router. It really is a dreadful system.

    Have to say generally it just works. Occasionally one of the Sonoses gets confused and needs a power cycle, but that’s only a handful of times a year.

    The integration with Spotify is just sublime, very rarely every use their dedicated App.

    jimmy
    Full Member

    @franksinatra – I used to have exactly this problem and it really infuriated me.

    There was some chat about separating Sonos out from 5Ghz into 2.4Ghz, or vice versa – can’t profess to have actually understood it. However, I found out at least how to do it (BT Hub Admin settings) and tried it – didn’t work. So I reverted back to its original settings and it has worked fine ever since.

    My details are vague, apologies – as said, I never really understood what I was doing so it amounted to tinkering. But something clicked into place and it has connected immediately every time since.

    jimmy
    Full Member

    I don’t see it as an available Music service….?

    sharkbait
    Free Member

    You need to add it as a service (just done so myself)

    jimmy
    Full Member

    I’ve tried to add service but it’s not in the list…. Timing?

    Caher
    Full Member

    Can you use the search function to find the “BBC”?
    Switch it off and then on again.

    peekay
    Full Member

    Ooh… Thanks

    Just sorted it now. I can now listen to things like BBCR1 Relax, Radio programmes that I missed earlier in the week, and BBC podcasts via our Sonos Zone Players around the house.

    This is with the Sonos1 App and Android.

    It was as simple as clicking the “+Add Service” button on the Sonos S1 App and following the instructions to authorise linking Sounds, BBC account and Sonos.

    jimmy
    Full Member

    Its there on the Android app, I was using Desktop. Thanks!

    TiRed
    Full Member

    Thanks. Not on the desktop yet. Added via iOS phone app. TuneIn has been very unreliable on my Sonos 3 stereo pair. Let’s see how much better the sounds source is.

    P20
    Full Member

    Excellent. It’s taken long enough

    rj2dj
    Free Member

    This is long overdue good news, thanks OP! For ages it actually stopped me buying a Sonos system.

    pk13
    Full Member

    Amazeballs
    And about bloody time 👍

    beamers
    Full Member

    Morning all – thread resurrection time.

    Sonos Beam arrived yesterday, all set up with Sonos App.

    Looking for BBC Sounds in the Music Services and it isn’t there.

    Any suggestions?

    frogstomp
    Full Member

    Morning all – thread resurrection time.

    Sonos Beam arrived yesterday, all set up with Sonos App.

    Looking for BBC Sounds in the Music Services and it isn’t there.

    Any suggestions?

    Should be there. Have you checked for system updates?

    Where are you looking for it under – on Android it’s under Settings->Services & Voice->Music & Content->Add A Service.

    beamers
    Full Member

    Yep, all updates complete.

    Where are you looking for it under – on Android it’s under Settings->Services & Voice->Music & Content->Add A Service.

    Nope.

    riddoch
    Full Member

    Did you scroll down, the list is only properly alphabetical once you get passed tidal and YouTube.

    9-FA93274-B6-B7-4-DA8-A651-135-AA9-AB65-C1

    Drac
    Full Member

    Same place on iOS too just checked.

    beamers
    Full Member

    Scrolled all the way through the list, done a search.

    Still nope.

    beamers
    Full Member

    Sorted.

    Checked my account details and the country was set to India.

    Logged out of the app and back in again, waited for a bit and BBC Sounds has appeared.

    Drac
    Full Member

    Enjoy!

    You won’t regret your purchase.

    beamers
    Full Member

    Enjoy!

    You won’t regret your purchase.

    Already eyeing up the next one.

    soundninjauk
    Full Member

    Yeah that’s what happens…

    Drac
    Full Member

    Yeah i didn’t last long before the mini sub and then soon after the a pair of SLs.

    beamers
    Full Member

    Yeah i didn’t last long before the mini sub and then soon after the a pair of SLs.

    Ditto, oh and the lovely looking stands to put the SLs on.

    Sub first or the SLs?

    frogstomp
    Full Member

    Sub first or the SLs?

    SLs for me.. adding those was a bit of a revelation in terms of a more immersive experience for films etc. having only ever had front-facing speakers.

    soundninjauk
    Full Member

    SLs for me.. adding those was a bit of a revelation in terms of a more immersive experience for films etc. having only ever had front-facing speakers.

    Same here, massive change. Haven’t got the sub yet but it’s on my list for at some point this year.

    timmys
    Full Member

    Sub first or the SLs?

    Going to copy and paste straight from a thread I posted in last week (with added bold);

    “In my living room I have Arc + Sub + 2x Ones as Surrounds.
    In my kitchen/snug area I have Beam2 + Mini Sub + 2x Ones as Surrounds (the mini sub was added to this system later)

    Based on my experience;
    – Arc is probably not worth the extra cost over the Beam – certainly the Beam is better bang for buck.
    – Likewise, hard to justify the cost of sub over Mini Sub
    If I had to choose between either surrounds or a sub I would pick the surrounds every time. In my experience the surrounds make a huge difference, whereas the sub(s) are more ‘nice to have’.

    Other notes;
    – Make sure you are aware of Sonos’ upgrade program. This allows you to get 30% off new kit if your trade in your qualifying old kit. Where “old kit” = stuff you may or may not have just bought off eBay for peanuts.
    – I find Apple Airplay works better with Sonos speakers than it does with Apple’s own HomePod speakers. Not sure why, but they are way more responsive.”

    Drac
    Full Member

    Ditto, oh and the lovely looking stands to put the SLs on.

    Sub first or the SLs?

    I went Sub first after watching reviews on the beam, most suggested sub first as it deals with the base and what have freeing up the beam to do the rest.

    Yes stands I need to order as at the minute they’re just on furniture.

    beamers
    Full Member

    Okay, next Beam 2 question.

    I’ve got 2 options for watching Netflix:

    – Roku Premier
    – Netflix App on the TV

    Via Roku the sound setting is showing as “PCM”, via the TV App its showing as “Dolby Digital Plus 2.0”

    Which one is best?

    plumber
    Free Member

    Dolby I would think

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