Sonos Controller App

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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Sonos announces new Controller app coming this Spring, opens up beta testing today

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That's cool. Just yesterday Tim Ferris gave a good review of their portable speakers but when I read it it mentioned that the app was an afterthought.

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When I signed up for the beta, it said I could update my iOS Sonos app as well. There was an update waiting in the Sonos app on my iPad, but nothing is different. Could just be that the iPad version is lagging the iPhone/iPod version.

Good to see new updates, I'm just waiting for them to start supporting Google music to start buying some speakers.

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Same here, google music support and I'm in. Looks like a great way to listen to my music collection around the house.

I use Cast To UPnP/DLNA for GMusic from bubblesoft:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bubblesoft.android.upn...

It's not free, I forget the cost, but I believe the have a free trail. Works very well for me. I set it up so that I can launch the app and it then automatically opens GMusic, I then select the cast icon in GMusic, choose my Sonos cast, that I previously setup, and off I goes to my Sonos. You control the music from GMusic from then on. Try it out.

I wonder what it will mean for the software on there own controller? It's a bad decision to stop supporting it!

Beta testing for v5 has been open since about mid-February. Glad to see them getting some press as they are fantastic speakers and great functionality.