Samsung MultiRoom M Series Speakers

Hi all,

I’m just looking to get a bit of feedback from people using the Samsung M series speakers. I have an M5 and was looking to get either another M5 or some M3’s.

I just need to say, the sound quality from the M5 that I have is amazing! However, I was slightly disappointed to hear direct from Samsung support that they actually are not DLNA supported.

Dear Mr. Smith,
Thank you for your email. Your customer reference number is ############.
It is only possible to select content to play through the speaker via the Multiroom application.
If you do not have this application installed on your mobile device, please search for Samsung Multiroom App in the app store. Once you have downloaded the application, please run through the setup to see the speaker on your network.
If you wish to play music from a network storage device, please open the Multiroom app on your mobile device and select the network storage drive from the list of available sources.
I have included a link to the Multiroom Guide below. This may help with the setup of your devices.
I hope that this information is helpful. If you require additional assistance, please contact us on 0330 726 7864 (UK) or 0818 717 100 (EIRE).
Alternatively, you can visit our Support website where you will find FAQs, How-To-Videos and other useful information for Samsung products.
Kind regards,
Kelly Milner
Customer Service Representative

As with the Sonos speakers my brother-in-law has from my android phone, I’m able to detect those as wireless speakers on the network, where as, with the samsung it appears that only the app is a controller.

Secondly - after an inicial firmware update I was able to get it to project announcements via ST. However, the Taking Alarm Clock SmartApp doesnt appear to work, nothing it announced when I try to get it to give me a weather report. Looking at the activity feed I can see the hub send the command but nothing from the speaker.

Also, how can I get my ST hub to actually play selected music tracks? When I select play track and then it asks me to pick one, the list is always empty? Any reason or fix behind this?


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Looks like TTS engine is broken again. Platform problem. You can try to use external TTS workaround.

It was working for me as of about 12 hours ago.

life is full of changes but platform is unpredictable. Mine is working only what I set while ago, new announcements doesn’t work for me. I’m now using :


I think M3 is supported:

Still working fine here, so whatever it is it’s not platform-wide. I’m using the same method as the Sonos: Notify With Sound SmartApp.

Try to generate new and unique message. Not used by you or somebody else before. I’ll bet it won’t work.

The external TTS smart app doesnt seem to be working on my M5

It’s not app. It’s device type. App is renderer, you need to install both

Just sent it “Alexa, Plantucha does not think text to speech is working” and it played it happily.

Generated MP3 file can be found here.

Cool. I have to switch back then

Ok just so I got this straight, can you please tell me what I need to make sure I have this working correctly before I start going crazy lol :smile:

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Thank you. However it only shows my mums Sony TV and not the Samsung M5 in the bedroom.

I used the Smartthings Manual Device configuration for the M5 rather than media connect, as Media connect doesn’t detect it.

I’m sorry to be a pain, I’m just a bit clueless at the moment and am looking to the community for a little help. so thank you so far :smile:

sometimes it take a while to detect all devices. sometimes helps to start new renderer and discover it again.

I think I’ve found another bug in the Sonos Weather Forecast App. It appears if I select anything other than “current temperature” in the selection list it doesn’t play. However it does play the current temperature (albeit we seem to be a constant 12’C).

When using the “Talking Alarm Clock External TTS” app - Nothing is sounded. However I can see in the logs that the alarm is triggered.

These are the error logs from the Sonos Weather smart app:

bab63297-d22c-4f01-ac36-17686ac0c378 8:31:35 PM: error java.lang.reflect.UndeclaredThrowableException @ line 419
bab63297-d22c-4f01-ac36-17686ac0c378 8:31:35 PM: debug msg = Today’s forecast is Partly cloudy. Low 6 degrees.Tonight will be Some clouds. Low 6 degrees. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
bab63297-d22c-4f01-ac36-17686ac0c378 8:31:33 PM: error java.lang.reflect.UndeclaredThrowableException @ line 419
bab63297-d22c-4f01-ac36-17686ac0c378 8:31:33 PM: debug msg = Today’s forecast is Partly cloudy. Low 6 degrees.Tonight will be Some clouds. Low 6 degrees. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
bab63297-d22c-4f01-ac36-17686ac0c378 8:31:31 PM: error java.lang.reflect.UndeclaredThrowableException @ line 419
bab63297-d22c-4f01-ac36-17686ac0c378 8:31:31 PM: debug msg = Today’s forecast is Partly cloudy. Low 6 degrees.Tonight will be Some clouds. Low 6 degrees. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.

Logs from the Talking Alarm Clock External TTS

0ff9b4ae-6bec-41b0-b8ae-a4c0e86de590 8:34:03 PM: trace Skipping event generation for sound file!%20It%20is%208%3A34%20PM%20on%20Monday%2C%20October%2019%2C%202015.%20The%20current%20temperature%20is%2012%20degrees.%20The%20local%20temperature%20is%2022%20degrees.%20Today’s%20forecast%20is%20Partly%20cloudy.%20Low%206%20degrees.The%20sun%20rose%20this%20morning%20at%207%3A27%20AM%20and%20set%20at%205%3A56%20PM.%20&sf=//
0ff9b4ae-6bec-41b0-b8ae-a4c0e86de590 8:34:02 PM: trace Skipping event generation for sound file
eed6b750-e52c-44eb-883d-3ca4c846ea37 8:34:00 PM: debug msg = The sun rose this morning at 7:27 AM and set at 5:56 PM.
eed6b750-e52c-44eb-883d-3ca4c846ea37 8:34:00 PM: debug msg = The current temperature is 12 degrees. The local temperature is 22 degrees. Today’s forecast is Partly cloudy. Low 6 degrees.
eed6b750-e52c-44eb-883d-3ca4c846ea37 8:34:00 PM: debug msg = Good morning! It is 8:34 PM on Monday, October 19, 2015.
0ff9b4ae-6bec-41b0-b8ae-a4c0e86de590 8:34:01 PM: trace uri!%20It%20is%208%3A34%20PM%20on%20Monday%2C%20October%2019%2C%202015.%20The%20current%20temperature%20is%2012%20degrees.%20The%20local%20temperature%20is%2022%20degrees.%20Today’s%20forecast%20is%20Partly%20cloudy.%20Low%206%20degrees.The%20sun%20rose%20this%20morning%20at%207%3A27%20AM%20and%20set%20at%205%3A56%20PM.%20&sf=//, metaData

Neither of the above announce anything custom.

There are problems with the TTS right now. @slagle has mentioned they are working on a more permanent solution so it stops breaking. Hopefully very soon.

I am pretty new in regards to the home automation stuff,

I just purchased an M3 speaker hoping to use it with Speaker Notify With Sound. However, that didn’t work, no sound is produced from the speaker, not even an event is displayed on the recent tab for the speaker.
Then I searched a bit and I found the “Big Talker” smart app. So I cloned it and published it on my hub, configured it. But then again no sound is emitted when the event happens. However, this time I can see that “Big Talker” sent some sort of event to the speaker however, the speaker seems not to do anything. I configured it to “Sonos/VLC Thing” since a Samsung option wasn’t available.

Any ideas or thoughts? It’s a bit disappointing.

I am having the same problem so look forward to see if you get an answer.

I debugged the issue a bit more and I found that “playTrackAndRestore” is actually sent to the speaker but it never produces a sound.
Also, I noticed that if I have a song that is already playing on M3 and the notification is sent to the speaker with a different volume set, the volume is actually updated but the notification sound is never produced.
Furthermore, I changed the code so that it sends a “play” or “pause” commands and it did actually work.
So it’s only when the command involves playing a track from a URI.