Time to cook: 30min
Sonos is a popular brand of smart, connected, wireless speakers. What makes them different from old-fashioned wired speakers is that you don't need the wires. You just plug them into power and they work. The way they work is by creating a custom Wi-Fi network — called a Sonosnet — in your home.
Sonos speakers support Apple’s AirPlay 2. With the AirPlay 2 functionality, you can stream your favorite music from your mobile in one or more rooms.
Recently, Sonos partnered with the Swedish furniture manufacturer Ikea. resulting in an entry level Sonos bookshelf speaker and table lamp, under the name Symfonisk.
Let’s look how we can integrate the Sonos ‘connected’ speakers within our connected home beyond the AirPlay functionality
Execute the Smart HUB recipe
The Building Plan
Installing the Sonos Binding
First we need to install the Sonos Binding on our openHAb HUB.
Goto Add-ons -> Bindings
Search for the Sonos Binding
Adding your Sonos Devices
To add a new Sonos device:
Goto Configuration -> Things
Click the + sign
Select the Sonos Binding, Wait until the device has been found.
Click the device to add it as a ‘Thing’ in openHAB
Click ‘Add as Thing’
Note: Sonos devices are discovered through UPnP in the local network and all devices are put in the Inbox. Beware that all Sonos devices have to be added to the local Sonos installation as described in the Sonos setup procedure, e.g. through the Sonos Controller software or smartphone app.
Using your Sonos Device
When you have added your Sonos Smart Speakers, they will appear in the Control Section of your Smart HUB.
In another recipe we will show how you can select your favorite radio station and control the volume using an IKEA Tradfri Remote Control!