Do I need to worry about a QNAP NAS supporting the SMB v1 file protocol in order for Sonos to recognize and play the files?
Both Synology and Qnap will allow you to enable SMB1 as a minimum protocol. This will then allow your SONOS to communicate with your NAS.
To use a NAS drive with Sonos, the NAS must support the SMB(v1)/CIFS file sharing protocol.
Add your NAS drive to Sonos
iOS or Android
- Open the Sonos app for iOS or Android.
- From the Settings tab, tap System > Music Library > Music Library Setup and tap the + (plus).
- Enter the path to your NAS drive, and username and password (if required). If you have not set a username and password you can leave these fields blank.
- Tap Next.
macOS or Windows
- Open the Sonos app for macOS or Windows.
- From the Manage menu, click Music Library Settings.
- Click + (plus) on macOS, or Add if you are using Windows.
- Select Networked device (ex. NAS drive).
- Enter the path to your NAS drive and click Next.
- Enter the username and password for the folder on your NAS drive (if required). If you have not set a username and password you can leave these fields blank.
- Click Next.
Alternatively, you can use Raspberry Pi to act as a SMB Gateway from a NAS to Sonos.
Raspberry Pi SMB v1 NAS for Sonos
Raspberry Pi SMB v1 Gateway to Sonos