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Video: Connect Sonos Speakers To Bluetooth: Overview Of The Possibilities
No matter whether Sonos One, Play: 1, Playbase or Beam: None of the speakers of the California brand can be supplied with music via Bluetooth (exception: The Sonos Move). Even if a Bluetooth module is installed (e.g. Bluetooth LE on Sonos One, 2nd generation) - it only serves to set up the box, but streaming Spotify, Apple Music and other services is not possible. The manufacturer still relies exclusively on WiFi and thus on its own Sonos app and Apple's Airplay 2 (One, Play: 5 2nd generation, Beam, Playbase, Amp).
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The reasons for this can be found in the corporate philosophy. Many customers in the Sonos forum would like streaming via Bluetooth, but to date this has not been integrated directly into any of the speakers. Admittedly, Bluetooth has its weaknesses, for example when someone is calling on the cell phone in the middle of a song and the ringtone then sounds over the fully turned loudspeaker. A few years ago, Sonos even launched an advertising campaign that processed this teasingly and thus advertised the superiority of multiroom / WLAN:
For some time now, Sonos has no longer targeted Bluetooth. On the contrary, with the "Move" the manufacturer now also has a BT speaker in its range.
Trick: Retrofit Bluetooth with certain Sonos products
Even if Bluetooth streaming of music is not actually intended for Sonos, this limitation can be avoided with some effort. Some Sonos products have an analog audio input in the form of a 3.5 mm jack or cinch inputs:
- Play: 5 (gen2)
- Play: 5 (gen1)
- Connect (Cinch)
- Connect: Amp (RCA)
- Amp (cinch)
Here you can connect a simple Bluetooth dongle (also known as a receiver, transmitter or adapter) using a jack plug. Such receivers can be found on Amazon for around 35 euros.
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Music can be played on the smartphone, which is then sent via Bluetooth to the BT receiver, which in turn feeds the sound into the Sonos system via the jack (or cinch input). With Sonos Connect, Connect: Amp, or Amp, an adapter cable from jack to cinch may be necessary to connect the receiver. In the Sonos Controller app for iOS or Android, first select "Input", then the source and then "Play now" in the "Browse" menu.
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