Since this topic is so old, I’m not sure if I should reply here or start a new topic, so I’ll start here. I see several threads suggesting that grouping is the answer for selecting a different line-in source for a Sonos player. This does not solve the problem gchityat118 identified in the original post. Here’s a sample configuration I’ll use to illustrate the problem:
line-in source > Sonos Device > Room Speakers
DirecTV1 audio … >… Connect:Amp1 … > … Living Room
DirecTV2 audio … >… Connect:Amp2 … > … Bedroom
DirecTV3 audio … >… Connect:Amp3 … > … Kitchen
There are 3 Connect:Amps, each driving speakers in a different room. Each room has its own TV fed by a 4x4 matrix switch. The switch has HDMI inputs from 3 different DirecTV receivers so any DirecTV receiver can be routed to any TV.
Additionally, the audio from each receiver is fed to an input of one of the Connect:Amps as shown above.
Let’s assume each room is playing the following audio:
line-in source > Sonos Device > Room Speakers > Audio Playing
DirecTV1 audio … >… Connect:Amp1 … > … Living Room… > … Pandora Station
DirecTV2 audio … >… Connect:Amp2 … > … Bedroom… > … Spotify Station
DirecTV3 audio … >… Connect:Amp3 … > … Kitchen… > … SiriusXM Radio
gchityat118 wants to be able to listen to the DirecTV1 audio in the Bedroom, but still listen to the Pandora Station in the Living Room. The Sonos app allows you to route the DirecTV1 line-in audio from the Connect:Amp1 to the Connect:Amp2 in the Bedroom.
Grouping devices in Roomie won’t solve the problem, as there is no Sonos Device playing the DirecTV1 audio. Grouping the Connect:Amp2 with the Connect:Amp1 would simply play the Pandora Station in the Bedroom, not the DirecTV1 audio.
The ideal feature would be to have the ability to select the specific input for the .LINEIN SET via a dropdown box, just as you can select the specific Sonos Device for the .SOURCE SET command. Is there any way to accomplish this with the existing feature set?
If not, is there any plan to add this functionality to Roomie?