How to Group Sonos Speakers to Organize your Home Entertainment System

How to Group Sonos Speakers to Organize your Home Entertainment System
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Want to set up your Sonos speakers to create the ultimate home entertainment system? You’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll help guide you through the process of grouping your Sonos speakers to maximize your speakers.

When your Sonos speakers are grouped together, they will share the same playlist. The speakers will continue to play your music in synchronization up until you decide to ungroup your speakers.

If you have no idea where to begin, we’ll give you a couple of options and scenarios to help you get started. You can hook up your Sonos speakers with your iOS, Mac, Android or PC without any hassle. Just follow the easy and simple steps below.

How to Group Your Sonos Speakers

Sonos offers one of the best multi-room features which allows different combinations in one easy platform that controls everything. This feature makes it stand out from the rest of its competitors and is one of the reasons why most consumers choose Sonos as their weapon of choice.

Want to learn how to group two or more Sonos speakers together so that it plays music simultaneously even in separate rooms? We’ll tell you how to group and ungroup your speakers without making things complicated. There are different ways to do it depending on your device.

Read on.

  • Group speakers using your iOS or Android device
  • Group speakers using your Mac or PC
  • Ungroup speakers using your iOS or Android device
  • Ungroup speakers using your Mac or PC

Here’s a quick guide on how to group Sonos speakers.

Grouping Sonos Speakers for iOS and Android

Whether you’re using an Apple or Android device, here’s a few simple steps on how to group your Sonos speakers using the Sonos app.

  • Step 1: Install the Sonos Controller App from the App Store or Google Play store.
  • Step 2: Launch the Sonos Controller app and go to the Rooms tab.
  • Step 3: Click on the Group tab and select the rooms you want to add in your group then tap Done. If you want to select all the rooms on the list, click Everywhere.
  • Step 4: Select the playlist or song you want to play on your speakers. 

Grouping Sonos Speakers for Mac and PC Users

If you have a Mac or PC, here’s how you can group your Sonos speakers.

  • Step 1: Download and install the Sonos Controller app on your device.
  • Step 2: Open the Sonos Controller app and click on the Rooms tab.
  • Step 3: Tap on the Group menu on the left side and click on Select All if you want to include all rooms. Otherwise, select the room you want to add to the group and tap Done.
  • Step 4: Choose the song or playlist you want to listen to on your speakers.

How to Ungroup Rooms

Ungrouping Rooms in Your iOS/Mac or Android/PC Device

  • Step 1: Go to the Rooms tab on your Sonos Controller app.
  • Step 2: Tap on the Group next to the category you want to change.
  • Step 3: Unselect the rooms you don’t want to include in the group then tap Done.

Adjusting the Volume of the Group Speakers

When you have two or more rooms that you have grouped together, you can easily adjust the volume in all the speakers included in the group. Just drag it left or right to automatically increase and decrease the volume.

On the other hand, if you prefer to adjust the volume of a specific speaker, all you have to do is look for the speaker you want to access. Tap the volume slider right or left to adjust the volume of each speaker.

Additional Features  

Grouping Your Speakers to Sonos Beam, Playbase or Playbar

If you want to maximize your home entertainment system, you can play your television’s surround system by pairing your Sonos speakers to your Beam, Playbase or Playbar. Syncing your speakers can create stereo surround speakers perfect for movie night.

Selecting Party Mode

Once you select the party mode, you can now pair your Sonos speakers with all the rooms in your house. Go to the Rooms tab and click on the Group next to the speaker you want to use. Then click Everywhere and Done to select all rooms. This feature is excellent for entertaining guests during an event or a special occasion.

Transferring Your Music to Another Room 

If you’re transferring to another room, you have the option to move your music too. Access the grouping feature and move your music by clicking on the Group tab next to the location you are currently in, for example, the Bedroom. Then uncheck the selection of Bedroom and add the location where you want to transfer your music, for example, the Living Room.

Tap Done once you finish the selection. Automatically, the music in the bedroom will stop and continue to play in the living room. 

Group Your Sonos Speakers with the Player Buttons

To group your Sonos speakers using the player function, all you have to do is press and hold the play/pause key to pair it with the last room with active speakers.

Use Sonos Speakers with Your HomePod

You can easily group your Sonos speakers with your HomePod so that they don’t have to function separately. Use the Home app to play your favorite audio files or music from all the speakers.

Make sure that your Sonos speakers support AirPlay 2. Here’s a list of the Sonos speakers compatible with AirPlay 2. If you have any of these models, you can play your tunes using your HomePod and pair it with other Sonos speakers that are not supported.

However, always check if your Sonos speaker is updated and is supported by AirPlay 2. If it isn’t updated, make sure you download the latest version of 9.0.

Enjoying Your Sonos Speakers

When it comes to organizing and grouping your Sonos speakers, following the steps above is the easiest way to ensure that your speakers are in sync. You don’t have to be a techie to be able to set up your speakers to function the way you want. Now, you can easily maximize your home entertainment system and enjoy your favorite music or movies to entertain your friends and family as long as you follow this guide.

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