Connecting to Sonos

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Connecting to Sonos

Postby Bigzee » Sun May 14, 2017 7:05 pm

Hi All.

Just wondering if anyone has figured out how to connect to Sonos? I'd like to be able to play all through my home instead of just in my office.

Any help would be appreciated.

If this has already been covered elsewhere let me know as I did not see a search option for the board.
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Re: Connecting to Sonos

Postby Sunbeam » Sun May 14, 2017 11:26 pm


I'll have to Google err... StartPage "WTF is Sonos?" :)

I just use a USB-powered Celltronix FM transmitter to broadcast to any FM radio receiver within a 15 meter radius on an open channel (88.1 works here). That covers the whole house, car stereos in the yard, and my shed.
Can be purchased online, ... ransmitter
or at most big highway truck stops (T/A, Pilot, Petro, Flying J etc.) for around $29-$39

Ahh, OK, I just looked up Sonos. I'm just an olde-fashioned 4th-or-5th Dimensional kinda guy (apologies to Bryan Leckie) who believes that internet is an unnecessary cost on my cellphone, and uses copper wire to hook up speakers and ethernet ;)

But Sonos looks very cool, now I remember seeing this here before:

From the main page, you can click on
My Account -> My Stream URL -> Generate URL.
The generated URL can be opened in the Sonos app.

Another method which should also work:
My Account -> My Player Settings -> Select Player Type.
if you select External Player (WinAmp, VLC, iTunes, etc.), then when you click on the Tape Deck button, you will download a playlist file called nystream.pls
This file can be opened by most external players, probably including Sonos.

Hope this helps
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Re: Connecting to Sonos

Postby Bigzee » Sun May 28, 2017 8:54 pm

Thanks Sunbeam!

I tried the first method and it worked like a charm. I appreciate the help! :D
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