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Sonos update bringing favorites improvements, new widget for Android app

Sonos is rolling out an update to both its hardware setups and mobile apps to enable new features today. The first part of the update will come to the Sonos base station itself, and will improve the handling of favorites. Users will now be able to add tracks, albums and radio stations to favorites...
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Weekly photo contest: Rocking out

This week for the photo contest, Sonos has kicked in and we're offering a heck of a prize package. One winner will get  "The Ultimate Gift of Music", consisting of a Sonos Play:3 and a Sonos Bridge. Combined with the Sonos Controller for Android app it's a killer way to play your own music, or...
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Amazon Cloud Player now available on Sonos

Amazon has been busy making improvements to its Cloud Player. The company recently announced the ability to scan and match music and now it has made the service available on Sonos. So now if you store your music through Amazon, you can register and start playing your collection anywhere in the...

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Android users can now stream directly to Sonos from Google Play Music

Android users can now stream directly to Sonos from Google Play Music

Big news from Sonos and Google this morning, with the announcement that you can now stream Google Play Music on your Sonos system. Better yet, you don't even have to use the Sonos app to do it – though you absolutely can – since the functionality is being added right into the Google Play Music...
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Sonos announces new Controller app coming this Spring, opens up beta testing today

A fresh, easy-to-use design and universal search coming later this Spring Sonos is completely refreshing its Controller app for Android with new features and design, and its giving Android users an early look as part of a beta test. The first notable change of this update is a complete design...
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Fill your whole house with Beats Music on Sonos

A quick heads up for any Sonos owners that might have taken an interest in the brand new Beats Music service; you'll be able to fill your whole house with as much of it as you can handle. Sonos already offers support for most of the leading music services out there, so we didn't for one minute...
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Big news from Sonos and Google this morning, with the announcement that you can now stream Google Play Music on your Sonos system. Better yet, you don't even have to use the Sonos app to do it – though you absolutely can – since the functionality is being added right into the Google Play Music app for Android.

In Google Play Music, we’ve found a great partner to bring this vision to life for the first time on a global scale. Together, we’ve created a music experience that shows how media, devices, and sound can seamlessly work together in the home.

Tapping the Chromecast icon within the Play Music app should now bring up an option to stream to your various Sonos speakers as well as to any Chromecasts you have in your home. So if you live in Google Play Music, it's a completely seamless experience.

Give it a try, let us know how you like it!

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A fresh, easy-to-use design and universal search coming later this Spring

Sonos is completely refreshing its Controller app for Android with new features and design, and its giving Android users an early look as part of a beta test. The first notable change of this update is a complete design refresh — you'll navigate the app between three different modules to choose between currently playing music, what rooms the music is playing in and discovery for upcoming music. And the entire interface is a simple and modern design that's primarily black and white with small pops of color and uses of transparency.

Under the hood, the new Sonos Controller app integrates universal search for all of your music services in one place. Just plug in the details for every music service you're a part of, and the Controller will search each one so you don't have to hunt through each one to find what you'll listen to next.

If you're a Sonos user and want to get an early look at the app while it is in the final stages of development, you can apply to be in the beta testing group at the link below. Those who want to wait for a finished product (or plan to use it on iOS) will have to wait until later this Spring, but considering the leap this app is making it'll surely be worth the wait.

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A quick heads up for any Sonos owners that might have taken an interest in the brand new Beats Music service; you'll be able to fill your whole house with as much of it as you can handle. Sonos already offers support for most of the leading music services out there, so we didn't for one minute expect Beats Music to be left out. Beats Music should be showing up in your Sonos Controller app – link up top if you need it – if not now, then very soon alongside the other supported services. 

That's about all there is to it. If you're in the U.S,  a Sonos owner and also curious about the new Beats Music service, sign up, turn it up to 11 and have at it. 

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A quick but important update to the Sonos app today — you can now play back music and podcasts stored directly on your phone. (No, we're not sure how this wasn't an option before now, either.) Podcasts work so long as you're running at least Android 2.2, which should damn near be just about everyone reading this.

After you update your app, look for "This Mobile Device" in the menu, and you're good to go.

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Sonos is rolling out an update to both its hardware setups and mobile apps to enable new features today. The first part of the update will come to the Sonos base station itself, and will improve the handling of favorites. Users will now be able to add tracks, albums and radio stations to favorites no matter the source. The new favorites can now be accessed from any Sonos Controller in the music menu as well.

An update for the Android (and iOS) Sonos Controller app is on the way to take advantage of the new features also. The Android version will receive a new widget that lets users control tracks and playback without launching the app itself, as well as show album art and metadata. The app will also receive universal search available from anywhere in the interface.

Both the system and app updates are expected to start rolling out tomorrow, so be on the lookout if you're a Sonos user.

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This week for the photo contest, Sonos has kicked in and we're offering a heck of a prize package. One winner will get  "The Ultimate Gift of Music", consisting of a Sonos Play:3 and a Sonos Bridge. Combined with the Sonos Controller for Android app it's a killer way to play your own music, or stream from services like Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody and more, as well as over 100,000 free Internet radio station, shows, and podcasts.

Using a Sonos system is super-simple, and the Android app makes things a breeze to set up and operate. Getting a system of your own would be an awesome treat. That's where this week's photo contest comes in.

Hit the forum thread for the contest, and upload a picture showing how you enjoy your music. Headbanging, some cerebral, break dancing -- however it works for you. We'll look through them next week and pick a winner who can then jam to his or her music with a new Sonos system! Read the rules in the contest thread, and good luck.

Before we go, let's all congratulate the winner of last week's photo caption contest, crackmonke. Keep an eye on your inbox for information about getting your prize!

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Amazon has been busy making improvements to its Cloud Player. The company recently announced the ability to scan and match music and now it has made the service available on Sonos. So now if you store your music through Amazon, you can register and start playing your collection anywhere in the house, directly from your Sonos system.

To get started, you'll need a five-digit code from your Sonos controller, which will allow you to register through Amazon.com. Once it's registered, to find your collection on your controller, just select 'music' and then 'Amazon Cloud Player'.

There is a Sonos app available for the Kindle Fire and for other Android devices from the Google Play Store. Full press release after the break.

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An update to the Sonos Controller app is available that expands its list of supported tablets and also adds support for landscape. Late last year, Sonos made the app available for tablets, but the selection was limited. It is now available on all 7-inch and 10-inch devices, which of course includes the recently released Nexus 7 (see our review).

In addition, Sonos has added landscape mode which was one of the most requested features, and also has added larger album artwork for your visual pleasure.

If you're a big Sonos user, this has to excite you. For the update, please find links to the free app after the break.

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Sonos, the Android-friendly speaker system, has been able to stream SiriusXM Radio since 2007, but only in limited geographies. Today, Sirius announced that Canadian subscribers can now remotely stream their favourite stations out to the Wi-Fi-enabled sound system. 

You can check out our full review of the Sonos over here, if you were thinking of picking one up. I've spent a bit of time with it myself, and I was definitely impressed, and it works great from your phone. It's really ideal for bigger homes where you want to have consistent music across multiple rooms, since the whole family of products talks to one another wirelessly. Of course, that gets a little pricy for the speakers alone, and then if you want something like Sirius, then you're also paying subscription fees on top of that, but hey - if you love your music, this is one smart way to get it into your home without the hassle of wires. 

Us poor saps in Canada are usually subject to limited content licenses, so it's no surprise to see a delay here, but when it comes to music, there's really not much we don't have access to anymore. So what's the hold-up, Pandora? Slacker and Rdio are doing business up here just fine. 

Head over to Sonos to snag your system, Sirius to start subscribing, and if you're already a part of the sister service, XM Radio, you should be able to plug in to Sonos later on this year. 

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Drumroll, please.The winner of the Sonos End of Year Rockin' Giveaway, with prizes including a Sonos Play:3 and a Play:5 as well as a brand new Kindle Fire is....

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Sonos, the maker of the high-end wireless stereo system, today announced that it's updated its Android application (check out our previous review) to include support for Android tablets. And, yes, that includes the Amazon Kindle Fire, which you see here. Also, Slacker Radio is now on board for yet another streaming music solution. In addition, Spotify's gotten an update, there's now support for AAC+ codecs, and Sonos has added a beta path if you like living on the bleeding edge and want to test features before anyone else.

Full presser's after the break.

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Good news for Sonos owners out there, as today Sonos has officially launched the MOG music service on Sonos. After a short software update, you'll be able to tap into MOG's custom radio stations or 11-million song catalog.

For those of you using the Android Sonos Controller, an update enabling MOG integration is in the Market. Better yet, current Sonos owners get a free, 14-day trial to MOG, so you can see if it whets your whistle.

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The ability to control things right from your Android device is always a great feeling, and today Sonos has given that ability to users of its high-end multi-room music system who also rock an Android device. Sonos officially announced that you can now transform your Android device into a wireless controller for your Sonos system, giving you the ability to play the same song throughout the house, or different songs in different rooms.

“We’re pleased to deliver a great new way for music lovers to tap into all the music on earth,” said John MacFarlane, founder and CEO, Sonos, Inc. “Now Android owners can pull out their phones and bring music home with Sonos.”

If you are a Sonos enthusiast, and own an Android device be sure to head to the market and download this free application now. Download links available after the break. [Sonos]

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Just in case you happen to be the owner of a Sonos audio system (Mr. Moneybags, you), know that Sonos hasn't forgotten the vast amount of Android users out there. In fact, they've been working hard on their official Sonos controller and even a new system for Android. You can head on over to their product page, fill in your email and they'll let you know when the app becomes available for all. You can hit the break for a video of the app in action or just click on the source link for more details. [Sonos]

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