Group Sonos speakers by pressing a button

by Volker Weber


If you want to join the music that is playing in a different room, just walk up to a Sonos player and press the Play/Pause button for two seconds. Press it again for two seconds to leave the group.

As Hendrik mentions in his comment, you can also carry your music over to a different room: short press the Play/Pause button as you leave the room and then long press the Play/Pause button in the other room.


Great tip! Thanks!

Markus Dierker, 2018-02-26

Have to try that later. Thank you for the tip.

But i am wondering what happens if you have two players already playing different music and you try to join with a third player?

Ingo Spichal, 2018-02-26

Yeah, thats what I was wondering too.

It seems to cycle though all avaiable "playing" players. For example: I have the bedroom blayer on station HR1, the kitchen plays WDR2. When I press the play/pause button on by office player for 2 seconds it joins the bedroom player. Another 2 second press and it joins the kitchen. A third 2 second press unjoins the office player from the group, turning it into a standalone player again.

Daniel Meyer, 2018-02-26


Michael Urspringer, 2018-02-26

" you didn't know, another feature of the press and hold is that it can be used to move music to another room.
1. Stop playing music in a room.
2. Press and hold the play/pause on another player.
3. The queue or source will move to the unit you held the button for and start playing. (The players won't group together though).
Don't forget that if you start playing music in another room between steps 1 and 2 you'll wind up grouping with that room instead of moving the stopped music."

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Hendrik Blees, 2018-02-26

Now I know how my kids are grouping players without using a controller.
Does anyone know how to disable this “feature”?

Tobias Bäumer, 2018-02-26

Try asking your kids not to do it.

Volker Weber, 2018-02-26

"Try asking your kids not to do it."

sorry, vowe. That is the first time that you are recommending something which won't work.

Stephan Bohr, 2018-02-26

Einfach großartig! Danke!

Ingo Seifert, 2018-02-27

Finally something to work with - the app is still not usable et all.

Stefan Funke, 2018-02-28

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