From the User Guide > Audio > Sonos support page;
“Sonos Zones can be “grouped” to play the same content, but Sonos zones can only be grouped with other Sonos zones.”
As this page was posted in 2017, am wondering if this situation has changed in any way… would love to group a few Sonos pieces in a broader “house” zone but no luck… any workarounds?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. I’ve tried after every major Roon update to synchronise Sonos and non-Sonos groups with no success. As far as I know, there are no workarounds.
BTW, are you the same Wdw from Devialet Chat? If so, Hi!
You can’t sync different protocols as they all use different methods to sync the clocks to keep them in sync. You can use Airplay with Sonos and sync with other airplay buy thats it.
From the knowledge base and suspect this is due to the Roon architecture…
Not all technologies support grouping, but the most commonly used options do. These are the types of zones within which grouping is possible:
Roon Ready devices
Roon and Roon Remote outputs on OSX, Windows, Android and iOS
Roon Bridge outputs on OSX, Windows, and Linux
Note that Chromecast zones are not grouped using Roon, but grouped using the Google Home app. See the Knowledge Base article on
Chromecast for more information.
Hello Axel. yes, one and the same! Best, Warren
Curious to know if this has changed as of April ‘23. I just bought two Sonos pieces for my home and would like them to be grouped with the other non-Sonos rooms.
No it hasn’t and won’t change it future.
Only if you use Airplay and the Sonos products have Airplay also