move sonos speaker to another room

To move Sonos speaker to another room, it’s not enough simply to take the physical device and position it elsewhere. There is more to it.

Since one of the main and most used functionalities is the automatic pairing upon entering the room, you would need to configure this as well.

In this guide, we’ll provide you with all the necessary steps for you to undertake, to move Sonos to another room in minutes!

To reposition your Sonos speaker to another room, begin with accessing the Sonos application and separate any enabled stereo pairs. Then simply move your Sonos speaker to the other environment, rename the new room and configure the custom settings.

In case you’re doing this for the first time, we strongly suggest reading the entire guide so you can understand why each step is important.

Sonos Move Speaker To Another Room Guide

how to move sonos speaker to another room

Before we proceed, note that you must have the Sonos application installed on your mobile smartphone.

Additionally, the smartphone must be connected to the home WiFi network, for the changes you make to take effect.

Generally, to move the Sonos speaker into another room, you would first have to delete it from the current one.

If your speaker was in the kitchen by now, but you’re moving it to the living room, the configuration regarding the kitchen should be deleted.

Note: During all of the time, ensure that your mobile smartphone is close to the speaker and so are you.

With that being said, here’s how to move your Sonos speaker into another room:

Step #1 Access The Sonos Application

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As we’ve mentioned earlier, to change the room setting of your Sonos, you must first access the Sonos application.

The relocation of your Sonos speaker involves moving the speaker to another room physically and then changing its room settings within the application.

In that regard, before moving the speaker physically into another room, you must first gain access to the Sonos application and its settings.

We assume you already have the app installed, but if you don’t, you can quickly install it through Google Play or App Store on your mobile smartphone.

Moreover, if you already have the app installed, ensure that it is updated to the latest available version.

To check the version of the Sonos app, you can also access the Google Play or App Store, search “Sonos” and then instead of the download button, tap the “Update” function.

Step #2 Reposition Sonos Speaker

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Now that you’ve accessed the Sonos app on your smartphone, it’s time to move the Sonos speaker physically.

For that purpose, you must first choose the room your Sonos will be in.

For example, if your Sonos speaker was in the kitchen by now, and you want to move it to the living room, the setting in the Sonos app will be later labeled as “living room”.

Relocating the Sonos speaker physically is an easy job since the device is wireless and Bluetooth-supported.

All you have to do is grab hold of the speaker and carefully move it to the room you want it in. This is how to move Sonos speaker to another room, but that’s not all.

Note: To use ALL Sonos functionalities proceed with the next step!

Step #3 Separate Sonos’ Stereo Pair

We assume you have the Sonos stereo pair enabled. This feature actually merges the sound of your Sonos speakers, positioned in the same room in the application.

If you want to relocate one of the speakers, you will have to disable the stereo pair of the speaker you wish to move.

Here’s how to separate Sonos’ stereo pair in easy-to-follow instructions:

  1. Go to the Sonos app on your mobile smartphone device.
  2. Access the Settings.
  3. Tap on Room and then go to Room Settings.
  4. Select the room that your Sonos is in.
  5. Next, scroll down and search for a function labeled “Separate Stereo Pair”.
  6. Tap on the function once, to disable the stereo pair for the desired room.
Note: Now that you’ve already moved Sonos and disabled the stereo pair, you must re-enable it for the new room with the other speakers.

Step #4 Change Sonos Room Name

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Now having the stereo pair disabled, it’s time to change the room name for your Sonos speaker.

Currently, the speaker is identified to be in the previous room by the application but it’s time to change that.

In the settings of the Sonos app, you would have to change the room’s name specifically for your Sonos speaker and the rest of the settings will be automatically generated.

Here’s how to change the room’s name in easy instructions:

  1. Grab your mobile smartphone that has the Sonos app installed.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Then, scroll down and search for the Room Settings button.
  4. Tap the “Room Settings” and then select your Sonos speaker from the devices list.
  5. Once chosen the correct speaker, tap on “Room Name”.
  6. You will be allowed to type by pressing on the room’s name at the top of the screen.
  7. Press the backspace button on your smartphone to delete the previous room’s name.
  8. Insert the new room’s name that your Sonos speaker is now located in.
  9. Save the changes, by tapping on “SAVE” at the bottom of the screen.
  10. The room your Sonos speaker is in has now been successfully changed!

Instead of typing the room’s name, the Sonos app has already created presets for you to use.

Beneath the writing field, there is a drop-down menu that has the kitchen, living room, bedroom presets available to be applied so feel free to use them.

Note: If you’re not satisfied with the stereo pair in the new room, you can disable it for the new room as well with the instructions in Step #3.

Step #5 Set Custom Room Settings

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Except for the stereo pair feature, the custom room settings offer you a lot in regard to music enhancement. You can control the volume of all your Sonos speakers at once.

There, you will find settings sliders for the audio of your speakers.

You can adjust their sound’s clarity, enhance the audio, and much more in the custom room settings of the Sonos Move speaker.

All those settings should be configured from scratch since you’ve just changed the place of your speaker.

Feel free to experiment until you’re satisfied.

To relocate your Sonos speaker to another room begin with accessing the application and removing any already set, stereo pairs. Proceed with physically moving your speaker and then labeling the new room. Lastly, configure all room-specific settings.

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Bottom Line:

Now when you know how to move Sonos speaker to another room you can easily change its place whenever you want until you’re satisfied.

Once you understand the process you can start doing it on autopilot without giving it too much thought.

In case you find this post helpful, make sure to check our technical blog for more smart home product guides and many solutions to help you out!

Nicole B