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Old Apr 30th, 2012, 08:55 AM
kenmrob kenmrob is offline
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Default Stream music located on an Android phone to Play 5?

Can anyone tell me why there is no support to play music directly from my Android phone wirelessly to my new Play 5?

My home computer is broken and I don't have a NAS.

This is a big disappointment.
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Old Apr 30th, 2012, 09:36 AM
ratty ratty is offline
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Welcome to the forums.

Sonos 'pulls' music files from network 'shares'. Search Google Play for "samba server" and it throws up "Samba Filesharing". This looks like it might fit the bill but I can't vouch for it.

As an alternative you can potentially use Twonky Mobile to 'push' music to a Sonos player, controlled from your phone.

Be aware that Sonos doesn't officially support streaming via WiFi, but as long as the first hop from your Android device has a good signal and avoids channel conflict with Sonos' own wireless you ought to be in good shape.

To avoid conflict set your WiFi to a different channel to Sonos, restricting your choice to 1, 6 or 11. Don't use any WiFi option marked '40MHz', 'wide', 'turbo', 'up to 300Mbps' or similar.
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Old Apr 30th, 2012, 04:38 PM
WifiStrut WifiStrut is offline
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ratty --

I didn't know about Twonky Mobile. Sounds like I could use it from time to time. Will look into it.

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Old Jan 25th, 2013, 12:33 PM
gustavomor02 gustavomor02 is offline
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Thumbs up Stream music from Android device to Sonos player

You can use twonkey mobile to beam music to Sonos player. The name of the app for android devices is called beam. You will not be able to control your music from the Sonos Controller. The only functions that work are volume, play, and pause. I have a Sonos player 5 and I am able to stream music from my android phone.
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