Line-In audio stops or skips when Sonos rooms are grouped

This article provides common fixes for audio interruptions that occur while playing Line-In audio to groups of Sonos products.

Adjust Line-In audio compression

We recommend changing your Line-In audio compression setting to help with skipping or stopping Line-In audio, especially when streaming to multiple rooms. Follow the steps in our article on adjusting Line-In Audio Compression and change the setting to Compressed, then test your Line-In audio playback.

Reduce wireless interference

Wireless interference can contribute to issues like audio stopping and skipping on Sonos.

If the issue persists or you’d like to continue using uncompressed audio, you can visit our article on reducing wireless interference to learn how to avoid wireless interference by changing wireless channels and moving Sonos away from certain electronic devices.

Adjust the audio delay

The audio delay setting introduces a delay between your line-in source and Sonos. This reduces the chance of audio issues occurring when your Sonos products are playing line-in audio in a group.

You can adjust your audio delay setting in the Sonos app’s Line-In Settings. Select a higher audio delay, then test your Line-In audio playback.

Still need help?

Our technicians can help over the phone or with a live chat. You can also ask questions and find answers with other Sonos owners in our Sonos Community.