The Sonos Roam is a high-quality portable speaker that functions by connecting through WIFI and Bluetooth. This is perhaps one of the best-sounding portable speakers that can stream directly from the tablet, smartphone, computer, or Bluetooth by connecting to the Wi-Fi network. It connects seamlessly and automatically with the home internet network and pairs with the phone to start playing high-quality music.
The Sonos roam speaker is featured with about 10 hours of playtime, and it is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery. It is engineered with precision acoustics that delivers sounds beyond expectations. The Sonos beam speaker sounds are deep, clear, and full of features, and it sounds better than a larger speaker. It connects to the Wi-Fi network with any 2.4 or 5 GHz broadcast-capable router. Let us discuss how to connect the Sonos beam to the WiFi here.
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Connecting The Sonos Roam To The Wi-Fi:
Before you start establishing the connection, turn on the Sonos beam by pressing the button on the speaker’s back if you have already charged the speaker. If you have not charged it, plug in the speaker to power with the help of a USB cable.
Now the Sonos Roam will emit a blinking green light, which indicates that the appliance is easy to get set up. Follow these step-by-step instructions to complete the setup.
The first step is to download the Sonos app for iOS or Android and then launch the Sonos app. Open the Sonos app for Android or iOS devices, and you will see prompts that request permission to allow the Sonos to use Bluetooth and to find and connect to devices on the local internet network.
The prompt is to allow Sonos to use Bluetooth on the mobile device and to find and connect to devices on the local network. The prompt on-screen will exactly be as follows “Sonos would like to find and connect to the devices on the local network” and ‘This app will be able to discover and connect to devices on the networks you use.
Choose okay for both, and if you don’t wish, you can skip through the intro screens that are shown to give you a general overview of the Sonos product.
If you opt to set up a new system, the next screen will prompt you to either create a new Sonos account or sign in with the existing account. You can choose to either create an account or sign in with an existing account if you have one.
You will land on the ‘Allow auto-discovery screen’. On this screen, Sonos will ask you to grant access to use your device’s location and also the Bluetooth. Tap allows giving the requested permission for Sonos to access the location of the device and its Bluetooth and tap Done.
You will now reach the settings screen of Sonos. Tap on ‘Add your Sonos beam’ on top of the screen. Alternatively, if you find that the Sonos roam speaker is detected automatically, then simply tap Add in the notification window.
A screen will be displayed to inform that the Sonos beam is getting ready. After a few seconds, a set of instructions will prompt, letting you know that in the next screen you will have to tap your mobile device against the Sonos roam at the highlighted location on the bottom of the roam when prompted. Tap continue
On the next screen, you will be warned to make sure that you use the back of your mobile device and to make sure that the hand and other obstructions are not between the mobile phone and the Sonos speaker. Tap continue.
The device code is now detected, and at this point, you will be prompted to connect with your wireless network. Enter the password of your wireless internet network and then tap Connect. You will see a message that lets you know that the Sonos beam is not being connected to Wi-Fi. You will also be taken to another screen that notifies you that an update is available for your portable speaker. Tap update
The progress of the update for the Sonos roam speaker will get displayed on the bottom of the screen. A message will also be displayed after the update gets completed, letting you know that the Sonos roam has been added to the mobile app. Tap Done.
You will be taken through some screens where additional information will be offered before you land back on the settings page. You can now start connecting the Sonos beam to the other devices and start playing audio through them. You can also optimize your settings further for your Sonos roam in the app directly.
You can also add the Sonos roam to the existing Sonos system at home. To do this, open the Sonos app and, from the settings tab, tap systems, and choose to add product. Follow the on-screen instruction to connect the Sonos roam to the existing Sonos system.
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Disconnecting Roam From The Device:
When the Roam is in Bluetooth mode, it will connect with the rest of the Sonos system, as long as it is within the Wifi network range. Thus you can group it with other Sonos products in the same system when it is in Bluetooth mode.
If you wish to disconnect the device from the Sonos Roam and put it back in the Wi-Fi mode from the Bluetooth mode, go to the device’s Bluetooth settings. Select roam and tap disconnect. Now the beam works directly with the WiFi and not through Bluetooth. And if you want to reconnect, go to the Bluetooth settings of the device. Select roam from the list of the already connected devices. Roam will switch back to the Bluetooth mode again and connects with your device.