Release - Sonos Addon

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(2014-12-19 12:51)tipperjones Wrote:  Hi Rob

Sorry for the daft question but is the SONOS addon the only way of interacting with a set of SONOS speakers?

If I wanted to use the PAPlayer, I assume that SONOS cannot be used either via Wi-Fi or Ethernet as just a set of speakers?

Thanks

Richard

The best way of looking at the Sonos addon, is like the official sonos app, it's just a remote controller (like the iPad app etc). I am not aware of any other way to control a Sonos system from XBMC/Kodi

It does have a couple of extra little features for some things - like sending speech (Just a short phrase) to the speaker - and a link-in with various artwork slide-shows.

Rob

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Thank you Rob for our quick response. I think my plan of having a non-wired speaker in the kitchen will not work if i use PAPlayer as the default player.

Your addon is very good though, its just a pity it doesn't reflect the skins available in XBMC. Keep up the good work though.
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(2014-12-19 14:46)tipperjones Wrote:  Your addon is very good though, its just a pity it doesn't reflect the skins available in XBMC. Keep up the good work though.

It's very hard to get it to match all the skins out there - but each skin writer can overload the default skins/window.xml in each addon - so if they choose to do so for various addons, then it is possible.

Rob

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It seems rob already get the maximum features into kodi. There is no interface to use a default player for sonos system as they want to keep it a close system (I guess to keep synch accurate and other stuff). Sonospy is the only option to use a big music library with sonos players. But this is another story. Robs app provide at least a nice view and some control!

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(2014-12-12 14:12)rob_webset Wrote:  Note: I have seen an error with the latest Sonos firmware when the addon tries to update the "Currently Playing" details in the controller - Hopefully it's something that can be solved fairly soon. (You just can't predict the impact official firmware changes will have!)

OK, I have now requested a publish of a fix for this one - so hopefully soon we will be back to everything working again.

Rob

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