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I am having trouble figuring out how to add sonos favorites to use for programming  - ex set a custom button to start an itunes playlist or Sirius XM station.  It's been a long time since I did it last and just can't figure out how to get new playlists/XM stations to show up in the "Browse for Media" as shown below.  More specifically, I am looking to edit Broadcast Audio.  I have new playlists and XM stations I want to add here.  In the example, BREAKFAST is a playlist that works, but for some reason 28-The Spectrum will not play.  I am first trying to figure out how to edit this list (ex Shuffle is a playlist I don't use anymore. 

I feel like I had to add them as Favorites in Sonos (which I have) but can't find those in HE 2.8.1

In the user guide it talks about the Media section and using Broadcast for XM, but no clear directions and nothing I can see allows me to edit this list.  I feel like I have done this before, but I am stuck. 

 

Help is much appreciated. 

 

 

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To program any Sonos 'favorites' you need to have the favorites driver added (similar to the service mini drivers.

From there, you are correct, you need to save things as a favorite, then find that mini driver under programming. The mini driver ITSELF allows you to select what rooms are used, so you program directly under the driver NOT under the room.

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Cyknight - thanks for the reply.  Just want to be clear that I am not a dealer, but a homeowner using the Composer Home Edition.  Forgive me as I am novice to the Programming part of this. 

Not sure I can install drivers on the Home Edition.  However, there are old playlists and XM stations that are in there already.  I am trying to find out how to add new ones.  I am running 2.8.1.

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No, you cannot install the driver with HE.

It's entirely possible that you have existing stations and playlists - it USED to be added there, but that was removed due to it causing some sort type of issue (something about audio pathing or a conflict - I don't know the details).

Existing items were NOT removed on that change (so as to not break existing programming), but new favorite addition won't show up - it was instead replaced with the method I stated above.

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Yes, it's a driver specific to Sonos - it's along the same vein as the Music Library driver, Spotify driver and SiriusXM driver.

If/once added you simply look for it where it gets placed - usually ina  central rack room etc - you go to that 'driver' on the right, select it and it'll have drop down options for teh saved favorites and a dropdown list that allows you to select what rooms to start it in. For iTunes playlists, off the top of my head, yo need to save those as a favorite as well but I may be wrong there. There is a different driver for 'Playlists' but those are for playlists created within Sonos itself, not the imported itunes playlists I THINK (but I'd get both added just to be sure.)

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