Attention All Sonos Owners

boost_angle_bigThink of Sonos Boost as a $100 “Super Bridge.”  It essentially performs the same functions (acting as a dedicated, wired connection to your router to enable your Sonos players to be wireless or, placed remotely and un-wired, to act as a fortifier of your Sonos wireless network).

Why do you want one?  Well, if life is utterly groovy in your Sonos world right now, maybe you don’t.  But I will tell you that my Sonos life had been virtually glitch free for years, but that changed recently.  I can’t say for sure if it coincided with switching to a larger NAS to store more music or not, but around that time, I began having frequent messages from Sonos that it could not find music selections on my hard drive.  Sonos would play online music fine at these times, but not hard drive based music.

Yesterday, I replaced my Bridge as the connection to the router and NAS drive with a Boost, and placed the Bridge at the farthest forward outpost of my house, just in case.  I am now enjoying glitch-free listening again!  From the moment I had reconfigured my system, it was immediately able to play the very same tracks in the playlist that had, just moments ago, elicited a “Sonos cannot play…” message.

The network and RF environment in and around our homes is getting more complex all the time, usually without our knowledge.  Sometimes this becomes evident in ways we don’t understand.  In my case, when it interrupts my music listening, it is hard to think about anything else.  It seems as if Sonos understands, and has designed a device that makes everything right again.  For a hundred bucks, this seems like a phenomenal bargain.

 

 

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